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The latest neuromorphic chip launched by Intel implements learning rules developed at the Romanian Institute of Science and Technology

The Loihi chip implements in hardware “synaptic eligibility traces”, components of a learning rule developed by RIST’s Răzvan Florian, which allow the implementation of this learning rule on the chip.

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Open positions

5 postdoc positions and one software developer position, in machine learning, are currently open in our institute.

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Two postdoctoral research associate positions - machine learning approaches to program synthesis / induction

Two postdoctoral research associate positions are available within a EU-funded project. The postdoctoral research associates will work on machine learning approaches to program synthesis / induction and software autocompletion or visualization.

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Transylvanian Machine Learning Summer School

Our institute supports, as partner, the first edition of the Transylvanian Machine Learning Summer School (TMLSS), which will take place in Cluj, Transylvania, Romania in July 16-22, 2018. The focus of school will be on Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning. The school is organized by machine learning researchers from DeepMind (Răzvan Pașcanu, Viorica Pătrăucean), Romanian Institute of Science and Technology (Luigi Malagò, Răzvan Florian), and McGill University & DeepMind (Doina Precup).

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Internship opportunities

Our institute welcomes as interns students in computer science, mathematics, physics and engineering.

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[Translate to English:] Anunț de început al proiectului „Metode de optimizare riemanniene pentru învățare profundă”

[Translate to English:] Institutul Român de Ştiinţă şi Tehnologie, în calitate de beneficiar, anunţă începerea proiectului cu titlul „Metode de optimizare riemanniene pentru învățare profundă”, având ID P_37_714 şi codul SMIS 2014+ 103321, în baza contractului de finanţare nr. 136/27.09.2016 încheiat cu Autoritatea Națională pentru Cercetare Științifică și Inovare. Valoarea totală a proiectului este de 8.689.500 lei, din care asistenţa financiară nerambursabilă este de 8.617.500 lei.

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Call for applications: Grants for independent young scientists

The Romanian Institute of Science and Technology invites applications from young scientists for research projects to be funded with up to 550,000 lei (about 122,000 euros) for up to 2 years. Our institute welcomes scientists who would like to apply for this funding and, if successful, will come to work full time in the institute, implementing the funded projects.

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Nobel prize winner James Watson visited our institute and lectured at the Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School

James Watson has been awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contribution to the discovery of the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.

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Nobel prize winner James Watson will be one of the lecturers of the Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School

James Watson has been awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contribution to the discovery of the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.

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Understanding the mechanisms of alcohol addiction by analyzing brain networks

Our scientists develop  mathematical and network theoretical models that contribute to preventing relapse in alcohol addiction.

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