Generative and Developmental Systems

Current issues of the artificial development of structures (in particular of artificial neural networks) are discussed in this seminar. The focus is on description languages inspired by biological encoding systems (DNA, gene regulatory networks), principles of self-organization and convenient evolution strategies for the development of scalable solutions. The participants give oral presentations, the topics of which are assigned in the first seminar. The course is given in English upon request.




Course type
Winter Term 2014/2015


Takes place every week on Thursday from 10:15 to 12:00 in room NB 3/57.
First appointment is on 16.10.2014


Topics are going to be assigned on the first day of the seminar. Attendance is required on this day!

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

Universitätsstr. 150, Building NB, Room 3/32
D-44801 Bochum, Germany

Tel: (+49) 234 32-28967
Fax: (+49) 234 32-14210