[Comp-neuro] SAND5 Second Announcement

Barbara Dorney dorney at cnbc.cmu.edu
Wed Feb 17 21:20:07 CET 2010

The fifth international workshop on Statistical Analysis
of Neuronal Data (SAND5) will take place May 20-22, 2010,
in Pittsburgh, PA.

Partial travel support is available. Requests for support
should be made by MARCH 15.

There will be talks by senior investigators and junior investigators.
The talks by young investigators (graduate student or postdoc/faculty
within 5 years of Ph.D.) will be selected on a competitive basis. Any
young investigator interested in presenting their work as a talk
should submit an abstract by MARCH 15. Please see our website:
There will also be a poster session, to which all participants are
invited to contribute.

This workshop series is concerned with analysis of neural signals
from various sources, including EEG, fMRI, MEG, 2-Photon, and
extracellular recordings. It aims to

    * define important problems in neuronal data analysis and useful
      strategies for attacking them;
    * foster communication between experimental neuroscientists and
      those trained in statistical and computational methods
    * encourage young researchers, including graduate students, to
      present their work;
    * expose young researchers to important challenges and
      opportunities in this interdisciplinary domain, while providing
      a small meeting atmosphere to facilitate the interaction of
      young researchers with senior colleagues.

Talks and posters may involve new methodology, investigation of
existing methods, or application of state-of-the-art analytical
techniques. We expect there to be a special issue of the Journal of
Computational Neuroscience devoted to analysis of neural data,
including many papers from this workshop.

Here are the confirmed speakers:

Stu Geman (Brown)
Sonja Gruen (Riken)
Nancy Kopeell (Boston U.)
Tom Mitchell (Carnegie Mellon)
Partha Mitra (Cold Spring Harbor)
Tirin Moore (Stanford)
Clay Reid (Harvard)
Walt Schneider (Pittsburgh)
Matt Smith (Pittsburgh)
Garrett Stanley (Georgia Tech)
Mriganka Sur (MIT)

The organizers are Emery Brown, Elizabeth Buffalo,
Rob Kass, Liam Paninski, and Jonathan Victor.

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