Our research focuses on a computational understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying human natural intelligence. To achieve this goal, we bridge Deep Learning, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science, building artificial neural network models that match the brain’s neural representations in their internal processing and are aligned to human behavior in their outputs.
We primarily engage on three synergistic research directions:
We create state-of-the-art models using task optimization and primate behavioral and neural measurements.
We are building brain-like models that connect sensory processing and downstream readout streams.
To improve people’s lives we are developing model-guided closed-loop approaches (e.g. for blindness, dyslexia, aphasia).
Please see Google Scholar for a full list of publications.
Primate Inferotemporal Cortex Neurons Generalize Better to Novel Image Distributions Than Analogous Deep Neural Networks Units
Bagus, Marques, Sanghavi, DiCarlo, Schrimpf
SVRHM @ NeurIPS 2023.
Aligning Model and Macaque Inferior Temporal Cortex Representations Improves Model-to-Human Behavioral Alignment and Adversarial Robustness
Dapello*, Kar*, Schrimpf, Geary, Ferguson, Cox, DiCarlo
Notable Top-5% @ ICLR 2023.
The Neural Architecture of Language: Integrative Modeling Converges on Predictive Processing
Schrimpf, Blank, Tuckute, Kauf, Hosseini, Kanwisher, Tenenbaum, Fedorenko
[paper] [code, now also in Brain-Score] [press 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13]
CORnet: Brain-Like Object Recognition with High-Performing Shallow Recurrent ANNs
Kubilius*, Schrimpf*, Hong, Majaj, Rajalingham, Issa, Kar, Bashivan, Prescott-Roy, Schmidt, Nayebi, Bear, Yamins, DiCarlo.
Oral @ NeurIPS 2019.
[paper] [code] [video] [interview] [press 1 2 3]
- Khai Loong Aw (Summer@EPFL intern 2023)
- BS/MS interns and project students: If you’re an EPFL student, send an email to Stéphanie Debayle with your CV attached. If you are not an EPFL student, please consider the Summer@EPFL program (you do not need to email us), or if you are considering a longer-term visit (6-12 months full-time) send an email to Stéphanie Debayle with your CV attached.
- PhD Applicants: We are always looking for highly talented and motivated students. At EPFL you apply to central PhD programs rather than an individual lab directly. Specifically, we hire from the EDIC and EDNE programs. To keep things fair for all applicants, we typically do not hold meetings before the initial screening. You do not need to send an email to us.
- Postdocs: Please email Martin directly with your CV, cc’ing Stéphanie. Consider applying to Horizon Europe and EPFLeader4impact Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Administrative: Stéphanie Debayle
Office: SV 2513
Phone: +41 21 693 5148
Email: [email protected]
EPFL SV UPSCHRIMPF1, SV 2513 (Bâtiment SV), Station 19, CH-1015 Lausanne
EPFL IC IINFCOM UPSCHRIMPF2, BC 408 (Bâtiment BC), Station 14, CH-1015 Lausanne