In the Human Brain Project, Wolfgang Maass and his team investigate how taking inspiration from neural information processing in the brain could enable more efficient AI methods.
Paweł Świeboda has been appointed as the Human Brain Project’s new Director General. An accomplished expert on EU research issues, Mr Świeboda joins the HBP from the European Commission. He is taking over the role of Director General from Prof. Andreas Mortensen of the Swiss Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The appointment follows Mr Świeboda becoming founding CEO of EBRAINS in May.
Brussels, May 29, 2020 - The EBRAINS shared Research Infrastructure for brain research is pleased to announce a significant step forward with the appointment of its founding CEO Paweł Świeboda. The EBRAINS digital brain research infrastructure is a key outcome of the European Commission’s Flagship 10-year research initiative Human Brain Project.
The Human Brain Project (HBP) Calls for Expression of Interest (CEoI) – 7 projects selected for EC funding for the third Specific Grant Agreement (SGA3)
7 projects were selected for EC funding from October 2020 to March 2023 (SGA3 phase). Actual funding of these projects goes hand in hand with the successful signature of the SGA3 Grant Agreement by the Commission, which is currently ongoing.
The new partners will be integrated into the HBP Consortium.
What ethical and societal questions scientists, engineers and developers in the Human Brain Project (HBP) encounter in their work? How do they deal with them? To shed some light on these questions we have a Q&A series with Ethics Rapporteurs. The rapporteur in this edition to answer our questions is Dr. Francesca Irene Cavallaro (Technical University of Munich, TUM, Germany) from the Sub-Project 10 Neurorobotics Platform.
In May 2020, the new JUSUF (Jülich Support for Fenix) system started operation in JSC’s data centre.