[Comp-neuro] Carnegie Mellon - University of Pittsburgh Joint Summer Undergraduate Program in Computational Neuroscience

Ranu Jung Ranu.Jung at asu.edu
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Carnegie Mellon - University of Pittsburgh Joint Summer Undergraduate
Program in Computational Neuroscience


Undergraduates interested in receiving research training in
computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply to an NIH-sponsored
summer program at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in
Pittsburgh. The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition is a joint
interdisciplinary program of Carnegie Mellon University and the
University of Pittsburgh. The 2010 program will run from May 31 through
August 5, 2011. The final deadline for application is Feb 10. All
participants must be United States citizens or permanent residents, must
be enrolled at a 4-year accredited institution, and must be in their
sophomore or junior year at the time of application. Any undergraduate
may apply, but we are especially interested in attracting students with
strong quantitative backgrounds with some experience in calculus,
statistics and/or computer programming. Experience in neuroscience is
not required. Students from groups underrepresented in the sciences are
encouraged to apply.


The core of the program is the opportunity to carry out an individual
mentored research project working closely with a faculty mentor. Other
aspects of the scientific program include: 12 faculty lectures on
computational neuroscience at the beginning, followed by student
presentations and discussion of articles from the scientific literature,
presentations on career options and scientific ethics, and a concluding
symposium in which students present their research.


Application form is available in
http://www.cnbc.cmu.edu/article/76-summercompneuro  . 


Application can be returned via email or regular mail (see addresses

In addition to the application, the following items are required for


    * A brief (one page) essay about your interest and experience in
neural computation.

    * Official transcript from the institution you are attending

    * Two letters from professional references. You should contact your
recommenders and ask them to mail or email a letter directly to us.

    * SAT/ACT scores (do NOT have to be official; photocopies are


Documents should be mailed to:

Computational Neuroscience Summer Program

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Carnegie Mellon University

4400 Fifth Avenue

Suite 115

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2617

CNBC-summer-UG at andrew.cmu.edu


List of CMU-Pitt CNBC faculty working in computational neuroscience:


John Anderson (Carnegie Mellon, Psychology) 

Aaron Batista (University of Pittsburgh, Bioengineering) 

Marlene Behrmann (Carnegie Mellon, Psychology)

Justin Crowley (Carnegie Mellon, Biology)

Brent Doiron (University of Pittsburgh, Mathematics)

William Eddy (Carnegie Mellon, Statistics)

Bard Ermentrout (University of Pittsburgh, Mathematics)

Robert Kass (Carnegie Mellon, Statistics)

Charles Kemp (Carnegie Mellon, Psychology)

Tai Sing Lee (Carnegie Mellon, Computer Science)

Tom Mitchell (Carnegie Mellon, Machine Learning) 

Carl Olson (Carnegie Mellon, Neural Basis of Cognition) 

David Plaut (Carnegie Mellon, Psychology)

Steven Prescott (University of Pittsburgh, Neurobiology)

Lynne Reder (Carnegie Mellon, Psychology)

Johnathan Rubin (University of Pittsburgh, Mathematics)

Andrew Schwartz (University of Pittsburgh, Bioengineering)

Daniel Simons (University of Pittsburgh, Neurobiology)

Michael Tarr (Carnegie Mellon, Psychology)

Dave Touretzky (Carnegie Mellon, Computer Science) 

Robert Turner (University of Pittsburgh, Neurobiology)

Valerie Ventura (Carnegie Mellon, Statistics)

Douglas Weber (University of Pittsburgh, Physical medicine and

Byron Yu (Carnegie Mellon, ECE/Biomedical Engineering)




Ranu Jung, PhD

Center for Adaptive Neural Systems 

School of Biological & Health Systems Engineering

Graduate Faculty of Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience
& Mathematics

PO Box 874404

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ 85287-4404


tel: +1 480 965 9052               http://ans.asu.edu

fax: +1 480 727 8395               ranu.jung at asu.edu 


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