[Barak mug shot Battery Park]

Barak Pearlmutter, PhD


The lab has moved to the Hamilton Institute at NUI Maynooth near Dublin Ireland.


I'm the principal of our Brain and Computation Lab.


Adaptive systems, neural Networks, how the brain works, machine learning, acoustic source separation and localization, neuroscience, programming language design and implementation. You can view a short demo page.


I am now a professor in the Hamilton Institute at NUI Maynooth in Co. Kildare, Ireland, with a primary appointment in the Department of Computer Science.

I was a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, with adjunct appointments in the Department of Neurosciences and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.


The communal memory of science.



Fall 2013: CS401: Machine Learning and Neural Networks (moodle, and here)

Fall 2013: CS424: Programming Language Design and Semantics (moodle, and here)

Alternative Futures That Never Occurred

Anticipated future "special topics" courses: information geometry, source separation, computational aspects of magnetoencephalography, algorithmic differentiation, program specialization aka partial evaluation.



Editorial board, Neural Computing Surveys. Action editor, Neural Computation. Former associate editor, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks.

Rants and Randomness

dollar billGiving away money

I was co-organizer of the Abbadingo One DFA Learning Competition, which ended on Nov 15, 1997. If you are interested in language induction you should have a look. A follow-up continuous competition called Gowachin has been running for some years, and is able to automatically track improvements in the state of the art.

My GPG public key.
 Key fingerprint = 3755 EE8A 783F 3493 A8FF 2C8F 2F3E 069E FEC2 3FB2


My ceramic art combines wheel thrown techniques and hand building to play at the ago old tension in pottery between doing something and saying something.

Barak Pearlmutter <barak@cs.nuim.ie>
Hamilton Institute
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Maynooth, Co. Kildare
+353 1 7086394 (work)
+353 1 7086100 (admin)
+353 1 7086269 (fax)