Tianlin Liu

I am a master student and a former undergrad at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Working with Herbert Jaeger, I am interested in statistical machine modeling and computing with spikes.

My CV is available here.


  • March 2019: Our paper (with Xu He, Fatemeh Hadaeghi, and Herbert Jaeger) on training spiking neural networks for neuromorphic hardware has been selected as a best paper finalist at IEEE NER19 (10 out of 467 accepted papers).
  • March 2019: I attended IK2019
  • March 2019: I attended Cosyne 2019.
  • February 2019: Our paper (with João Sedoc and Lyle Ungar) on continual sentence representation learning has been accepted by NAACL 2019.
  • February 2019: I will be joining the lab of Dr. Friedemann Zenke as a PhD student at FMI Basel!
  • December 2018: Our paper (with Xu He, Fatemeh Hadaeghi, and Herbert Jaeger) on Reservoir Transfer has been accepted to NER-2019.
  • November 2018: Our paper (with João Sedoc and Lyle Ungar) on word vector post-processing has been accepted by AAAI 2019.
  • September 2018: I attended the Bernstein Conference 2018.
  • August 2018: I received a travel award to present at BioCreative/OHNLP workshop at the ACM-BCB 2018, Washington, D.C.
  • August 2018: My paper on learning Observable Operator Models from data containing missing values is available on arxiv.
  • June 2018: Our paper on Fast Binary Compressive Sensing has been accepted by 5th CoSeRa 2018.
  • May 2018: I started my summer research internship with Lyle Ungar at Upenn.
  • April 2018: I have been awarded with the SMARTSTART1 Training Fellowship of Computational Neuroscience by the Bernstein Network and the Volkswagen Foundation.
  • March 2018: I had a one-week research visit at the Institute of Neuroinformatics of UZH and ETH, Switzerland.
  • March 2018: I attended IK-2018, Moehnesee, Germany.
  • Feb 2018: I attended AAAI-18, New Orleans, USA.
  • November 2017: Our paper on Predicting Engagement Breakdown in HRI has been accepted to the AAAI-18 workshop on Affective Content Analysis.
  • September 2017: I attended the 2nd Young Researchers Event and the Codjam of the Human Brain Project (HBP) in Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland.