R1 Fellow Stephen Grossberg to receive the 2017 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award

Congratulations to R1 Fellow STEPHEN GROSSBERG —Wang Professor of Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  He  will receive the IEEE FRANK ROSENBLATT AWARD which recognizes outstanding contributions to biologically and linguistically motivated computational paradigms and systems.  It is sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

The award is for contributions to understanding brain cognition and behavior and their emulation by technology.

Picture from Boston University.

The IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award was established in 2004.

The award is named in honor of Frank Rosenblatt who is widely regarded as one of the founders of neural networks. Basing his research on the study of fly vision, he developed the single-layer input layer and an output layer of neural cells. Frequent presentation of a pattern or patterns resulted in changes in the input to output connections, facilitating future recognition of these patterns, or memory.  His work influenced and even anticipated many modern neural network approaches.