Overview on Google Scholar


  1. Halvagal, M. S. and Zenke, F. (2022)
    The combination of Hebbian and predictive plasticity learns invariant object representations in deep sensory networks.
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  2. Gomony, M., Putter, F., Gebregiorgis, A., Paulin, G., Mei, L., Jain, V., Hamdioui, S., Sanchez, V., Grosser, T., Geilen, M., Verhelst, M., Zenke, F., Gurkaynak, F., Bruin, B., Stuijk, S., Davidson, S., De, S., Ghogho, M., Jimborean, A., Eissa, S., Benini, L., Soudris, D., Bishnoi, R., Ainsworth, S., Corradi, F., Karrakchou, O., Güneysu, T., Corporaal, H. (2022)
    CONVOLVE: Smart and seamless design of smart edge processors.

Published articles in peer-reviewed venues

  1. Halvagal, M. S.*, Laborieux, A.*, and Zenke, F. (2022)
    An eigenspace view reveals how predictor networks and stop-grads provide implicit variance regularization.
    NeurIPS Self-Supervised Learning Workshop
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  2. Laborieux, A. and Zenke, F. (2022)
    Holomorphic Equilibrium Propagation Computes Exact Gradients Through Finite Size Oscillations.
    NeurIPS, 2022.
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  3. Rossbroich, J.*, Gygax, J.*, and Zenke, F. (2022)
    Fluctuation-driven initialization for spiking neural network training.
    Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering doi: 10.1088/2634-4386/ac97bb
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  4. Muller-Cleve, S.F., Fra, V., Khacef, L., Pequeno-Zurro, A., Klepatsch, D., Forno, E., Ivanovich, D.G., Rastogi, S., Urgese, G., Zenke, F., and Bartolozzi, C. (2022)
    Braille Letter Reading: A Benchmark for Spatio-Temporal Pattern Recognition on Neuromorphic Hardware.
    Frontiers in Neuroscience, 16. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2022.951164
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  5. Cramer, B., Billaudelle, S., Kanya, S., Leibfried, A., Grübl, A., Karasenko, V., Pehle, C., Schreiber, K., Stradmann, Y., Weis, J., Schemmel, J., Zenke, F. (2022)
    Surrogate gradients for analog neuromorphic computing.
    PNAS, 119. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2109194119
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  6. Cramer, B., Stradmann, Y., Schemmel, J., and Zenke, F. (2022)
    The Heidelberg Spiking Data Sets for the Systematic Evaluation of Spiking Neural Networks.
    IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 33, 2744–2757. doi: 10.1109/TNNLS.2020.3044364
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  7. Wu, Y.K., and Zenke, F. (2021)
    Nonlinear transient amplification in recurrent neural networks with short-term plasticity.
    eLife, 10, e71263. doi: 10.7554/eLife.71263
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  8. Payeur, A., Guerguiev, J., Zenke, F., Richards, B.A., and Naud, R. (2021)
    Burst-dependent synaptic plasticity can coordinate learning in hierarchical circuits.
    Nature Neuroscience, 24, 1010–1019.
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  9. Zenke, F., Bohté, S.M., Clopath, C., Comşa, I.M., Göltz, J., Maass, W., Masquelier, T., Naud, R., Neftci, E.O., Petrovici, M.A., Scherr, F., and Goodman, D. F. M. (2021)
    Visualizing a joint future of neuroscience and neuromorphic engineering.
    Neuron, 109, 571–575.
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  10. Zenke, F., and Vogels, T.P. (2021)
    The Remarkable Robustness of Surrogate Gradient Learning for Instilling Complex Function in Spiking Neural Networks.
    Neural Computation, 33 (4), 899–925. doi: 10.1162/neco_a_01367
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  11. Zenke, F., and Neftci, E.O. (2021)
    Brain-Inspired Learning on Neuromorphic Substrates.
    Proceedings of the IEEE, 109 (5), 935-950. doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2020.3045625
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  12. Confavreux, B., Zenke, F., Agnes, E., Lillicrap, T., and Vogels, T. (2020)
    A meta-learning approach to (re)discover plasticity rules that carve a desired function into a neural network.
    NeurIPS, 2020.
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  13. Liu, T., and Zenke, F. (2020)
    Finding trainable sparse networks through Neural Tangent Transfer.
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  14. Neftci, E.O., Mostafa, H., Zenke, F. (2019)
    Surrogate Gradient Learning in Spiking Neural Networks: Bringing the Power of Gradient-based optimization to spiking neural networks.
    IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 36, 51–63. doi: 10.1109/MSP.2019.2931595
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  15. Richards, BA., Lillicrap, TP., Beaudoin, P., Bengio, Y., Bogacz, R., Christensen, A., Clopath, C., Costa, R., de Berker, A., Ganguli, S., Gillon, C., Hafner, D., Kepecs, A., Kriegeskorte, N., Latham, P., Lindsay, GW., Miller, KD., Naud, R, Pack, CC., Poirazi, P., Roelfsema, P., Sacramento, J., Saxe, A., Scellier, B., Schapiro, AC., Senn, W., Wayne, G., Yamins, D., Zenke, F., Zylberberg, J., Therien, D., Kording, KP. (2019)
    A deep learning framework for neuroscience.
    Nature Neuroscience, 22(11), 1761–1770. doi: 10.1038/s41593-019-0520-2
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  16. Gjoni, E., Zenke, F., Bouhours, B., and Schneggenburger R. (2018)
    Specific synaptic input strengths determine the computational properties of excitation-inhibition integration in a sound localization circuit.
    Journal of Physiology, 20, 4945-4967. doi: 10.1113/JP276012
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  17. Zenke, F. and Ganguli, S. (2018)
    SuperSpike: Supervised learning in multi-layer spiking neural networks.
    Neural Computation, 30, 1514–1541. doi: 10.1162/neco_a_01086
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  18. Zenke, F.*, Poole, B.*, and Ganguli, S. (2017)
    Continual Learning Through Synaptic Intelligence.
    ICML, 70, 3987-3995.
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  19. Zenke, F., Gerstner, W., and Ganguli, S. (2017)
    The temporal paradox of Hebbian learning and homeostatic plasticity.
    Current Opinion Neurobioloy, 43, 166–176. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2017.03.015
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  20. Zenke, F. and Gerstner, W. (2017)
    Hebbian plasticity requires compensatory processes on multiple timescales.
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 372, 20160259. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0259
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  21. Gilson, M., Savin, C., and Zenke, F. (2015)
    Editorial: Emergent neural computation from the interaction of different forms of plasticity.
    Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 9, 145.
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  22. Zenke, F., Agnes, E. J., Gerstner, W. (2015)
    Diverse synaptic plasticity mechanisms orchestrated to form and retrieve memories in spiking neural networks.
    Nature Communications, 6, 6922. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7922
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  23. Ziegler, L., Zenke, F., Kastner, D.B., Gerstner, W. (2015)
    Synaptic Consolidation: From Synapses to Behavioral Modeling.
    Journal of Neuroscience, 35, 1319–1334. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3989-14.2015
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  24. Zenke, F. and Gerstner, W. (2014)
    Limits to high-speed simulations of spiking neural networks using general-purpose computers.
    Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 8, 76. doi: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00076
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  25. Zenke, F., Hennequin, G., Gerstner, W. (2013)
    Synaptic Plasticity in Neural Networks Needs Homeostasis with a Fast Rate Detector.
    PLoS Computational Biology, 9, e1003330. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003330
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  26. Lütcke, H., Gerhard, F., Zenke, F., Gerstner, W., Helmchen, F. (2013)
    Inference of neuronal network spike dynamics and topology from calcium imaging data.
    Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 7. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2013.00201
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  27. Vogels, T.P., Froemke, R.C., Doyon, N., Gilson, M., Haas, J.S., Liu, R., Maffei, A., Miller, P., Wierenga, C., Woodin, M.A., Zenke, F., Sprekeler, H. (2013)
    Inhibitory Synaptic Plasticity – Spike timing dependence and putative network function.
    Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 7. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2013.00119
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  28. Vogels, T.P., Sprekeler, H., Zenke, F., Clopath, C., Gerstner, W. (2011)
    Inhibitory Plasticity Balances Excitation and Inhibition in Sensory Pathways and Memory Networks.
    Science, 334, 1569–1573. doi: 10.1126/science.1211095
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Earlier publications from particle physics

Here is a list of Friedemann’s older publications from particle physics.


PhD thesis

Title: “Memory formation and recall in recurrent spiking neural networks” Advisor: Wulfram Gerstner – EPF Lausanne, 2014 doi:10.5075/epfl-thesis-6260 fulltext (mirror)

Diploma thesis (“Diplomarbeit”)

Title: “A new avalanche photodiode readout for the Crystal Barrel experiment” Advisor: Reinhard Beck – University of Bonn, 2009 fulltext