Intelligent Networks Laboratory

AI and graph-based systems.


Winter Undergraduate Capstone.

One lab member presented at the the UW Bothell School of STEM Winter Symposium:

  • Vu Tieu: Intelligent Networks Lab

Fall Undergraduate Capstones.

Four lab members presented their work at the UW Bothell School of STEM Autumn Symposium:

  • Natalie Gonzales: Bursting Activity across Simulated Neural Networks
  • Shakeel Khan: Workbench: A Provenance Visualization Tool
  • James Kim: Graphitti — Improving Software Maintainability
  • Mark Sorvick: Graphitti: A Graph-Based Simulator
  • Angelina Tang: Developing Education Software on Web-Based Neural Networks

Support Secured for Emergency Communications Project.

The INL secured funding support from InterPARES Trust AI for a project to develop a repository of emergency communications data (911 in the US) and apply AI techniques to that data to infer "real world" events from the emergency calls made and to help us understand how cyber-attacks could effect emergency communications. This project is in collaboration with colleagues Erik Borglund (Mid Sweden University), Megan Cohen (University of British Columbia), Barbara Endicott-Popovsky (University of Washington), Arika Kaneko (University of British Columbia), Scott Sotebeer (USA Strategics), and Samuel Tweneboah-Koduah (Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration). InterPARES Trust AI is housed at the University of British Columbia and is a multi-national interdisciplinary project aiming to design, develop, and leverage Artificial Intelligence to support the ongoing availability and accessibility of trustworthy public records.

Summer Undergraduate Capstones.

Three lab members presented their undergraduate capstone projects at the CSS Summer Colloquium:

  • Jordan Brown: Graphitti: Graph-Based Systems Simulator
  • Vivek Gandhi: Graph-based Simluations with Graphitti
  • Steven Leighton: Improving Software Usability and Maintainability

Lab Earns Additional Funding.

Based on our work on extending our Graphitti simulator to next-generation 911 emergency communications systems, our grant from the US National Security Agency has been funded for a second year. This is important recognition of all of the hard work by our lab members!

Spring Undergraduate capstone.

Undergraduate capstone project presented at the CSS Spring Colloquium:

  • Kyle Dukart: Advancing Software Maturity in a Graph-Based Simulator

Lab Member Featured in UW Bothell News.

Lab member Natalie Gonzales was featured in a UW Bothell news article about her Mary Gates Scholarship.

Biocomputing Laboratory is Now the INL.

With the transition of our core simulation infrastructure from "BrainGrid" to "Graphitti", and the expansion of our laboratory's research aims from computational neuroscience and data analysis to all types of network-structured systems and AI-driven data analysis, we are rebranding our laboratory as the Intelligent Networks Laboratory. This has been a year in the making as we've worked to revamp our tools to apply to a wider range of problems. To celebrate, we have an entirely new website design!

Prof. Stiber Award Nomination.

Prof. Stiber was gratified to be nominated for the UW Bothell Distinguished Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award. Although he was not the final recipient, he was touched by this show of support from students and colleagues.

Lab Member Earns Mary Gates Scholarship.

Congratulations to Natalie Gonzales, who has earned a prestigious Mary Gates Research Scholarship to support her work in our laboratory! Natalie will be investigating how spike timing dependent plasticity (STDP) changes the behavior of network bursting during development.

Prof. Stiber in UW Bothell Video.

Prof. Stiber is one of the faculty featured in the video below, developed to provide new students, particularly pre-majors, with an introduction to our Technology and Engineering meta-major.

Meetings for Winter 2021.

We will be meeting Thursdays at 10AM via Zoom. Contact Prof. Stiber for the URL. Prospective lab members are welcome to attend!

BCL Earns Funding to Model 911 Emergency System.

We have successfully earned a one-year grant (with an option to extend to a second year) from the US National Security Agency to build an intelligent testbed to model next-generation 911 communications services and to analyze their behaviors. This testbed will be built on top of our new BrainGrid simulator (see the news about our summer 2020 activities). There's a very nice news article about this on the UW Bothell news page. We will need to come up with a new name for the simulator, since we'll be using it to simulate a larger variety of graph-based systems.

Summer of Brain.

We spent summer 2020 paying down technical debt on the BrainGrid simulator. The new simulator incorporates a variety of new architectural design patterns that will make it much easier to modify and extend its capabilities. In addition, the Workbench is being overhauled with respect to its UI and execution of the simulator. Expect a "great switch" of GitHub repositories in late fall as the new architecture becomes the production system. This great work was accomplished by undergrads Chris O'Keefe and Lizzy Presland, grad students Joe Conquest, Tori Salvatore, and Snigdha Singh, and high school student Karthik Vetrivel.

Undergraduate Capstones

Undergraduate capstone projects for 2019:

  • Ben Clark (Optimizing GPU performance for BrainGrid)