[Comp-neuro] Michael Arbib elected author/curator of "Neural Networks" in Scholarpedia

Eugene M. Izhikevich Eugene.Izhikevich at nsi.edu
Tue Jun 5 01:07:39 CEST 2007

On behalf of Encyclopedia of Dynamical Systems, Scholarpedia
conducted an election of authors for the article "Neural Networks".
The letter below was sent to Dr. Michael Arbib, (University of South 
California), who already accepted the invitation.

Dear Dr. Arbib,

As you might know, Scholarpedia conducted election of authors for the 
article "Neural Networks" with the goal to identify the best living 
expert to invite to write such an article. The nominees (in the order of 
nomination by the public) were
1. Stephen Grossberg
2. Michael A. Arbib
3. Roman Borisyuk
4. Aapo Hyvärinen
5. Geoffrey E. Hinton
6. Marvin Minsky
As the editor-in-chief, it is my great privilege to let you know that
you were elected to write this article for Scholarpedia

The election started on 24 May 2006 and ended today, engaging 106
participants. Rules of the election are described in
In summary, each participant can vote for no more than 3 candidates.
Each vote is multiplied by the participant's Scholar Index, which
reflects the expertise and usefulness of contributions of that person to
Scholarpedia. (So that experts have greater weight in the election).
Then, the weighted sum of the votes and a soft-max procedure is used to
select the future author of the article.

In a separate letter, I am sending you the instructions on how to 
reserve this article.

Sincerely yours,
Eugene M. Izhikevich,        Editor-in-Chief at scholarpedia.org
PhD, Mathematics,   Senior Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology
The Neurosciences Institute,        http://www.izhikevich.com
10640 John J. Hopkins Drive                tel:(858) 626-2063
San Diego, CA, 92121,   USA                fax:(858) 626-2099

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