About Us

Manipulating information at the quantum level is profoundly different from manipulating it classically. This opens the door to some new and surprising applications such as quantum cryptography (in which the security of the encryption of a message is guaranteed by the laws of physics) or quantum computers (which could solve certain problems such as factoring exponentially faster than classical computers). The Laboratoire d’Information quantique is actively working on different aspects quantum information, both at the theoretical and experimental level.

Dynamical Systems and Brain Inspired Computing - Program

Dynamical Systems and Brain Inspired Computing

Dates: 31 May – 2 June 2017


Location :

ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - Campus Plaine - Bld de la Plaine - 1050 Brussels
(Building N.O. – 5th Level – Salle Solvay)




31 May 2017


9 :20-9 :30      S. Massar : Welcome address

9 :30-10 :10    H. Jaeger (Invited Speaker): A high-speed tutorial on reservoir computing and even more

10:10-10 :50   I. Fischer (Invited Speaker): Ultra-fast Reservoir Computing with Semiconductor Lasers: Concept, Conditions and Applications

Coffee break

11 :30-12 :00 A. Baumbach (Invited Speakers): Training a Deep Spiking Network on the BrainScaleS Wafer-Scale System


14 :00-14 :40  M. Riou (Invited Speaker): Nanodevices and Brain Inspired Computing

14 :40-15 :20 Raul Vicente (Invited Speaker): Comparing visual processing in biological and artificial networks: what can deep learning tell us about human perception?

Coffee break

15 :50-16 :30 Damien Querlioz (Invited Speaker): Exploiting the Intrinsic Timescales of Nanoelectronic Devices  for Unconventional Computing


17:00-18:30 Poster session


1 June 2017


9 :30-10 :10    Wolf Singer (Invited Speaker): Does the brain exploit the high dimensional dynamic space provided by recurrent networks for computation?

10:10-10 :50   J. Sylvestre (Invited Speaker): Mechanical Computation

Coffee break

11 :20-12 :00  David Wolpert (Invited Speaker): TBA

12 :00-12 :30  Piotr Antonik (Contributed Talk): Photonic reservoir computer with output feedback for periodic pattern generation and chaotic system emulation


14 :00-14 :40  Discussion and Round Table

14 :40-15 :20 Antonio Politi (Invited Speaker): Stable chaos: a possible framework for neural computation

Coffee break

15 :50-16 :30 K. Teuscher (Invited Speaker): Intrinsic Computation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly


19:30-22:00 Conference dinner.

Restaurant Les Filles http://www.lesfillesplaisirsculinaires.be/

Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains 46, 1000 Bruxelles


2 June 2017


9 :30-10 :10 M. Freiberger (Contributed Talk) Passive integrated photonics reservoir computing with on-chip readout for telecommunication applications

10:10-10 :50   D. Brunner (Invited Speaker): Neuromorphic Computing using networks of quantum dot emitters

Coffee break

11 :20-12 :00  T. Van Vaerenbergh (Invited Speaker): Amorphous Silicon Nanophotonic Circuits for All-Optical Logic

12 :00-12 :30  Philippe Talatchian (Contributed Talk) Pattern Recognition with a Network of Coupled Spintronic Nano-Oscillators

12:30-12:40 S. Massar : Concluding Remarks