See also the Computational biology lab
Machine learning offers an alternative approach to some classical AI problems, such as pattern recognition, and relies mainly on statistical modeling and self organization. Our main efforts are focused on developing fundamental understanding of computational learning and computational neuroscience, with applications to man-machine communication ( handwriting, speech, natural language modeling), motor control (robotics), vision , neurophysiology, computational biology, and even cognitive science.
We have close contacts with many other groups at the Hebrew university. In particular, the multidiscplinary Center for Neural Computation, the laboratory for higher brain function at the Haddasa Medical School, the Department of Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Medicine, the institute of life sciences, Racah institute of physics, and the school of musicology. Our current projects center around the following large topics: