[Comp-neuro] FIRST ANNOUCEMENT: EU-INDIA-CHINA TRIANGULAR SUMMER SCHOOL ON COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE

Michele Leone leone.michele at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 13:42:48 CET 2007


ANNOUCEMENT

In the framework of a collaboration initiative in the field of
the Science of Complex Systems that the Institute for Scientific
Interchange (Torino, Italy) is trying to foster, ISI (www.isi.it) is
organizing and hosting a EU-INDIA-CHINA Triangular Summer School on
"Aspects of Complexity in Neuroscience"

Scheduled dates: June 25 - July 1 2007

Location: ISI Foundation, Torino, Italy
Duration: 7 effective school days

CORE SUBJECTS AND MOTIVATIONS

The goal of the one-week ISI school in computational neuroscience is
to provide the opportunity for young researchers with theoretical
backgrounds to learn some of the latest advances in both experimental
and theoretical neuroscience.  The school will be held in the
Institute for Scientific Interchange, located on a hill that overlooks
the city of Torino.  It will focus mainly on:

A) The visual system;
B) Learning mechanisms;
C) Memory models.

The course will have two complementary parts. In the morning, there
will be lectures given by distinguished international faculty.  In the
afternoon, the students will have time for self study of papers
selected by the invited speakers. At the end of the day, students will
give presentations of the papers they have studied.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15 2007

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS: May 5 2007

HOW TO APPLY

1) Send a pdf file with complete CV
2) Send a short letter explaining why you would like to attend the school
3) Ask two people that know you well to send 2 letters of recommendation.

All the material should be sent to: euindiachinacnsschool at gmail.com

EXPECTED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
Total number of students: 24-30 (8-10 per region)
Total number of lecturers: 7
Total number of lesson hours 21

FORMAT:
-- 3 hours of lesson every morning.
-- Self study on assigned material leading to students Journal Clubs.
-- Students Seminars.
-- Open Sessions for Questions.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITEE
Prof. Tomaso Poggio (MIT)
Prof. Emilio Bizzi (MIT)
Prof. Nicolas Brunel (ParisV & ISI)

LOCAL ORGANIZER
Dr. Michele Leone (ISI)

INVITED LECTURERS
Upinder Bhalla (NCBS, Bangalore) (to be confirmed)
Guoqiang Bi (Pittsburgh)
Mayank Mehta (Brown University- Providence)
Max Riesenhuber (GUMC- Georgetown)
Misha Tsodyks (Weizmann - Rehovot)
Xiao-Jing Wang (Yale)
Fred Wolf (MPI-Gottingen) (to be confirmed)

For further info or details please  mailto: leone.michele at gmail.com


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