What's New at the BCL

Student research opportunities available. For more information about the wide range of projects we're working on that undergraduates and graduate students can contribute to, please see our student projects page.


Conference Paper

Lee, J.Y.H, M. Stiber, D. Si, "Machine Learning of Spatiotemporal Bursting Behaviors in Developing Neural Networks", International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 17–21, 2018.

Meetings for Spring 2018

We will once again be meeting on Fridays, 10AM-noon, in room UW1-260M. Prospective lab members are welcome to attend!

Updates from Fulbright

As promised, Prof. Stiber is posting updates from his time as a Fulbright Scholar in Europe:

Czech Academy of Sciences colleagues Czech Academy of Sciences colleagues Mainz colleagues

Prof. Stiber with his hosts in the Computational Neuroscience department of the Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences: Lubomir Košťál, Ph.D. (l) and Petr Lánský, Ph.D. (r).

Prof. Stiber with Giuseppe D'Onofrio, Ph.D. (c) and Petr Lánský, Ph.D. (r).

Meeting with colleagues at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany. School cafeterias are the actual, true universal constant.

Fulbright mid-year meeting Prof. Maurizio Atzori in Cagliari

Presenting zombie-peanut-related (not to be confused with peanut-zombie-related) neuroscience research at the Fulbright mid-year meeting in Třešť, Czech Republic.

Lunch with Prof. Maurizio Atzori, from the Univ. of Cagliari in Italy. Prof. Stiber was invited to talk, with funding from the university and the Italian Fulbright Commission. Sorry, no gripping photos of the presentation itself.


Meetings for Fall 2017

We will be meeting on Fridays, starting September 29, 10AM-noon, in room UW1-260M. Prospective lab members are welcome to attend!

Conference Paper:

Stiber, M., F. Kawasaki, D. Davis, H.U. Asuncion, J.Y.H. Chu, and D. Boyer, "BrainGrid+Workbench: High-Performance/High-Quality Neural Simulation," Proc. International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Anchorage, Alaska, May 14–19, 2017.

Coffee becomes science Presenting paper

Coffee being turned into science!

Prof. Stiber presenting the obligatory GPU figure.


Prof. Stiber received a Fulbright Scholar Award to visit the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, to collaborate on neural coding research with colleagues in their Institute of Physiology's department of computational neuroscience. He will be there during winter quarter 2018 and promises to post regular updates.

Student Projects:

  1. Destiny Boyer: language-interoperable serialization for simulation configuration
  2. Jewel Yun-Hsuan Chu: BrainGrid+Workbench code maturity
  3. Amy Rapin: spatio-temporal neural data collection
  4. Tom Hon-Choi Wong: dynamic GUI for Workbench


Conference Paper:

Stiber, M., F. Kawasaki, M. Strange, and A. Watson, "Bringing high performance neural simulation to the desktop with BrainGrid", Proc. International Workshop on Neuronal Coding, Cologne, Germany, August 29 – September 2, 2016.


Profs. Stiber and Asuncion earned a UW Bothell CSS Research Assistantship Grant


Student Projects:

  1. Andrew Watson: multi-GPU BrainGrid


Open-Source Book and Resources:

Stiber, M., B.Z. Stiber, and E.C. Larson, Signal Computing: Digital Signals in the Software Domain.

Journal Paper:

Kawasaki, F. and M. Stiber, "A simple model of cortical culture growth: burst property dependence on network composition and activity", Biological Cybernetics 108(4): 423-443, 2014.

Invited Presentation:

Kawasaki, F. and M. Stiber, "Growing neural networks with GPUs", Osaka University, October 2014.

Student Projects (BrainGrid):

  1. Aaron Oziel
  2. Andrew Watson
  3. Terence Schumacher