[June 3, 2019] We started KAIST Research Center for Neuroscience-Inspired Artificial Intelligence (CNAI).
Our research center aims to develop brain-inspired AI technology with human-like intelligence. It also promotes scientific and technological innovations in the field of computational/cognitive/developmental neuroscience, brain engineering, machine learning, and robotics. It will closely collaborate with world-class interdisciplinary research teams, including MIT Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines, University of Cambridge, University of Birmingham, Google DeepMind, IBM AI research, IBM TJ Watson, Caltech, University College London, and etc.
[2019 Spring @KAIST]
[April 19, 2019] Four abstracts have been accepted to RLDM. Congratulations!
Designing model-based and model-free reinforcement learning tasks without human guidance
Deciphering model-based and model-free reinforcement learning strategies and choices from EEG
Behavioral and neural evidence for intrinsic motivation effect on reinforcement learning
Metacognitive exploration in reinforcement learning
[Mar 21, 2019] A new paper, entitled “Neurostimulation Reveals Context-Dependent Arbitration Between Model-Based and Model-Free Reinforcement Learning”, was published in Cerebral Cortex. It is the first study that succeeds in neurally-tapping both MB and MF system. This is a collaborative work between our team at KAIST (Sang Wan Lee - co-first author), Caltech (John O’Doherty), and University of Zurich (Sebastian Weissengruber - co-first author, Christian Ruff).
[Feb 18, 2019] Sang Wan Lee (PI) received Songam Distinguished Research Award. It is awarded to two assistant professors of College of Engineering who have contributed to the development of KAIST and College of Engineering with outstanding research achievements.
[Feb 15, 2019] Yoondo Sung (Undergraduate student; graduation study) won the best Bachelor's thesis award. Congratulations!
[Feb 7, 2019] Two papers about brain-inspired AI have been published in Science Robotics and Current Opinion on Behavioral Sciences. This is a collaborative work between our team at KAIST (Dr. JeeHang Lee - the first author, Sujin An - co-author), U Cambridge (Dr. Ben Seymour - co-corresponding author), and Google DeepMind (Dr. Joel Leibo - co-author).
[Feb 2, 2019] Two papers have been accepted to the IEEE ICASSP : 1 oral (lecture session) and 1 poster. The ICASSP is “the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications”. Congratulations!
The papers are entitled
”Phonemic-level duration control using attention alignment for natural speech synthesis” - Jungbae Park (PhD student),
”Polyphonic sound event detection using convolutional bidirectional LSTM and synthetic data-based transfer learning” - Seokwon Jung (Humelo Inc.).
[Jan 15, 2019] We have one abstract accepted to Cosyne 2019. Congratulations!
The paper is entitled
”Evidence of behavioral and neural interaction between task complexity and state-space uncertainty during reinforcement learning” - Dongjae Kim (PhD student), Geon Young Park (MS student).
[DEC 14, 2018] Yujin Cha (PhD student) has been selected as a recipient of the smart healthcare research grant (44,000 USD equivalent for 32 months) from Daewoong foundation. The aim of the project is to design a novel MD-AI cross-training paradigm. Congratulations!
[NOV 2, 2018] Yoondo Sung (Undergraduate student; individual study) and Yewon Kang (individual study) have separately received the outstanding poster award at the 2018 Korean Human Brain Mapping conference. Congratulations!
The paper is entitled
“Effect of dpression on prefrontal meta-control of model-free and model-based reinforcement learning “ - Yoondo Sung,
”Decoupling novelty and uncertainty representation in the human brain during learning and inference” - Yewon Kang.
[2018 Spring @KAIST]
[June 20, 2018] We have six papers accepted to IEEE SMC 2018. Congratulations!
[April 21, 2018] Junyeol Kim (MS student) has received the outstanding paper award at the 2018 Korean Institute of Intelligent Systems conference. The paper is entitled “Single agent model-based reinforcement learning with state-transition prediction”. Congratulations!
[Jan 18, 2018] We have five abstracts accepted to Cosyne 2018. Congratulations! We ranked the 3rd in terms of the number of accepted posters (link).
- Metacognitive exploration in a completely unknown state space
- Dynamic encoding of reward and latent task structures in human reinforcement learning
- Depressive model-based and model-free reinforcement learning
- Maximally separating and correlating model-based and model-free reinforcement learning
- Designing an experiment without a human experimenter
[DEC 1, 2017] A team of Sang Hyun Yi, Young Ho Kang, Jun Yeol Kim, and Yoondo Sung ranked 3rd in AI World Cup. The team achieved the highest score in the qualifying round. Congratulations!
[NOV 24, 2017] Haram Joo (Undergraduate student; individual study) has received the best paper award at the 2017 Korean Institute of Intelligent Systems conference. The paper is entitled “Model-based reinforcement learning using probabilistic simulation”. Congratulations!
[NOV 1, 2017] A team of Jung Bae Park, a MS student of lab, and Ja-Ryong Lee from CS dept. was selected as one of the six AI teams in the Korea AI music competition. (the music is available online http://visla.kr/?p=64375 ) On Nov 1st, the team's AI music composer, "Humelo", has been featured in the event "MUSIC X AI with SM Entertainment", co-organized by Korea Creative Content Agency, SM entertainment, Futureplay, and Korea national univ of arts, and Google Seoul campus. The demonstration of the team (Play with Errors) has received media coverage (JoongAng newspaper, Digital times - interview, Bloter - interview, China focus - interview, Yonhap news, Donga newspaper). Congratulations to both of them!
[NOV 3, 2017] Ji Eun Lim (Undergraduate student; graduation study) has received the best paper award at the 2017 Korean Society of Human Brain Mapping fall conference. The paper is entitled “EEG Synchrony Patterns of Autism Spectrum Disorder”. Congratulations!
[OCT 27, 2017] Su Jin An has received the best paper award at the 18th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems. The paper is entitled “Metacognitive Reinforcement Learning”. Congratulations!
[APR 24, 2017] Su Jin An has received the best paper award at the 2017 Korean Institute of Intelligent Systems conference. The paper is entitled “On the Exploration-Exploitation Dilemma using uncertainty based state space learning algorithm”. Congratulations!
[2017 Spring @KAIST]
[MAR 1, 2017] The team of Benedetto de Martino (UCL) and Sang Wan Lee (KAIST) has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 Google Faculty Research Award in computational neuroscience (link).
[OCT 29, 2016] Two undergraduate students (Jung Bae Park - individual study, Juno Kim - graduation research) have received the best paper award at the 2016 Korean Institute of Intelligent Systems conference. The paper is entitled “Multi-agent Cognitive Policy Learning: Reinforcement Learning Through Competition”. Congratulations!
[SEP 1, 2016] Our lab has been awarded a research grant (1.1 Million USD over 3 years) from Samsung future technology foundation, for a project entitled "AI-human coevolution engine". It is a very competitive grant program; Samsung awarded only six research teams this year in the intelligence for smart machine category. Our project aims to develop a framework that boosts human learning and inference performance through a combination of model-based fMRI/EEG techniques and various machine learning algorithms.
(press: yonhapnews, korea industry news, metro, newspim)