[Comp-neuro] Competition: predicting single-neuron behavior
arnd.roth at ucl.ac.uk
Sat Mar 17 09:05:03 CET 2007
Here is our Challenge, open to everybody in
in neural modeling, machine learning, or similar fields:
- Is it possible to predict the timing
of every spike that a neuron emits with 2 ms precision?
- Is it possible to predict the subthreshold membrane potential
with a precision of 2 mV for arbitrary input?
Annotated training data and test stimuli from several
cells under different stimulation conditions are available
* Data set available by March 16.
* Participants must submit their prediction by June 1st.
* Winner announced around June 10 .
* Winning results will be presented at the workshop June 25/26
Quantitative Neuron Modeling: Predicting every spike?
Competition and Prizes
The competition is organized in several categories, called A,B,C,D.
Participants may run in one or several categories
* 1st prize :
o 4 nights of hotel in Lausanne at the Lake of Geneva,
o Free participation in the Quantitative Neuron Modeling
workshop June 25/26
o 35-minute-slot for talk as an
Invited Speaker at the workshop.
* 2nd prize:
o Free participation in the
Quantitative Neuron Modeling workshop June 25/26
o Poster presentation and poster spotlight in the workshop.
Methods and Models:
The only aspect that counts for us is the quality of the prediction
on the test set. In terms of methods, anything goes
(Machine learning, compartmental model, integrate-and-fire model,
systems identification etc)
We hope that many people will take up the challenge.
Let the best model win!
The organisation team
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