Spiking Hyperdimensional Network: Neuromorphic Models Integrated with Memory-Inspired Framework

1 Oct 2021  ·  Zhuowen Zou, Haleh Alimohamadi, Farhad Imani, Yeseong Kim, Mohsen Imani ·

Recently, brain-inspired computing models have shown great potential to outperform today's deep learning solutions in terms of robustness and energy efficiency. Particularly, Spiking Neural Networks (SNNs) and HyperDimensional Computing (HDC) have shown promising results in enabling efficient and robust cognitive learning. Despite the success, these two brain-inspired models have different strengths. While SNN mimics the physical properties of the human brain, HDC models the brain on a more abstract and functional level. Their design philosophies demonstrate complementary patterns that motivate their combination. With the help of the classical psychological model on memory, we propose SpikeHD, the first framework that fundamentally combines Spiking neural network and hyperdimensional computing. SpikeHD generates a scalable and strong cognitive learning system that better mimics brain functionality. SpikeHD exploits spiking neural networks to extract low-level features by preserving the spatial and temporal correlation of raw event-based spike data. Then, it utilizes HDC to operate over SNN output by mapping the signal into high-dimensional space, learning the abstract information, and classifying the data. Our extensive evaluation on a set of benchmark classification problems shows that SpikeHD provides the following benefit compared to SNN architecture: (1) significantly enhance learning capability by exploiting two-stage information processing, (2) enables substantial robustness to noise and failure, and (3) reduces the network size and required parameters to learn complex information.

PDF Abstract
No code implementations yet. Submit your code now



  Add Datasets introduced or used in this paper

Results from the Paper

  Submit results from this paper to get state-of-the-art GitHub badges and help the community compare results to other papers.


No methods listed for this paper. Add relevant methods here