Yulia Sandamirskaya

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Yulia Sandamirskaya is leading a group ``Neuromorphic Cognitive Robots'' that builds brain-inspired computing architectures for robots using spiking and continuous neuronal dynamics. She is interested in long-term memory formation, sequence learning, sensorimotor maps learning, spatial cognition, and navigation, and aims at realising these processes in mixed signal analog/digital neuromorphic chips, interfaced to robotic systems. She builds neuronal architectures that can perceive, learn, and act autonomously in a closed sensor-motor loop.




  • Glatz, S.; Kreiser, R.; Martel, J. N. P.; Qiao, N. & Sandamirskaya, Y. Adaptive motor control and learning in a spiking neural network, fully realised on a mixed-signal analog/digital neuromorphic processor, IEEE International Conference on Robotcs and Automation, ICRA, 2019
  • Indiveri, G. & Sandamirskaya, Y. The importance of space and time for signal processing in neuromorphic agents, IEEE Signal Processing Magazin, 36:(6) 16-28, 2019
  • Kreiser, Raphaela and Waibel, Gabriel and Renner, Alpha and Sandamirskaya, Yulia Self-calibration and learning on chip: towards neuromorphic robots, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Breaking news, 2019
  • Kreiser, R.; Renner, A. & Sandamirskaya, Y. Error-driven learning for self-calibration in a neuromorphic path integration system, Robust AI for Neurororobotics Workshop, 2019
  • Liang, D.; Kreiser, R.; Nielsen, C.; Qiao, N.; Sandamirskaya, Y. & Indiveri, G. Neural State Machines for Robust Learning and Control of Neuromorphic Agents, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, 2019
  • Liang, D.; Kreiser, R.; Sandamirskaya, Y. & Indiveri, G. Robust Learning and Recognition of Visual Patterns in Neuromorphic Electronic Agents, 1st IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems (AICAS), 2019
  • Liang, Dongchen and Kreiser, Raphaela and Nielsen, Carsten and Qiao, Ning and Sandamirskaya, Yulia and Indiveri, Giacomo Robust Learning and Recognition of Visual Patterns in Neuromorphic Electronic Agents, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems (AICAS), 2019
  • Renner, A., Evanusa, M., Sandamirskaya, S. Event-based attention and tracking on neuromorphic hardware, CVPR 2019 Workshop on Event-Based Vision, 2019
  • Rückauer, Bodo and Känzig, Nicolas and Liu, Shih-Chii and Delbruck, Tobi and Sandamirskaya, Yulia Closing the Accuracy Gap in an Event-Based Visual Recognition Task, arXiv.org, 2019
  • Salt, L.; Howard, D.; Indiveri, G. & Sandamirskaya, Y. Parameter Optimization and Learning in a Spiking Neural Network for UAV Obstacle Avoidance Targeting Neuromorphic Processors, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems 1-14, 2019
  • Tekülve, J.; Fois, Adrien; Sandamirskaya, Y. & Schöner, G. Autonomous Sequence Generation for a Neural Dynamic Robot: Scene Perception, Serial Order, and Object-Oriented Movement, Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 13:(95), 2019


  • Cartiglia, M.; Kreiser, R. & Sandamirskaya, Y. A Neuromorphic approach to path integration: a head direction spiking neural network with visually-driven reset, IEEE Symposium for Circuits and Systems, ISCAS, 2018 pdf
  • Kreiser, R.; Aathmani, D.; Qiao, N.; Indiveri, G. & Sandamirskaya, Y. Organising Sequential Memory in a Neuromorphic Device Using Dynamic Neural Fields, Frontiers in Neuromorphic Engineering, 2018
  • Kreiser, R., Pienroj, P., Renner, A., and Sandamirskaya, Y. Pose Estimation and Map Formation with Spiking Neural Networks: towards Neuromorphic SLAM, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS, 2018
  • Martel, J. N.; Müller, J.; Conradt, J. & Sandamirskaya, Y. An Active Approach to Solving the Stereo Matching Problem using Event-Based Sensors, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2018 pdf
  • Martel, J. N.; Müller, L. K.; Carey, S. J.; Müller, J.; Sandamirskaya, Y. & Dudek, P. Real-Time Depth from Focus on a Programmable Focal Plane Processor, IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems--I, 65: 925-934, 2018 pdf
  • R. Kreiser, T. Moraitis, Y. Sandamirskaya, G. Indiveri On-chip unsupervised learning in Winner-Take-All networks of spiking neurons, BioCAS 2017 424-427, 2018 pdf