[Comp-neuro] Neurodynamics: a workshop on heterogeneity, noise, delays, and plasticity in neural systems

Stephen Coombes stephen.coombes at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Dec 6 15:55:22 CET 2011

Neurodynamics: a workshop on heterogeneity, noise, delays, and  
plasticity in neural systems
Mar 5 - 7, 2012
Edinburgh, UK

Registration open (and will close on Jan 6 2012)

Although mathematical work on Neurodynamics has increased in recent  
years, the study of heterogeneity, noise, delays, and plasticity needs  
much further attention.  A firmer mathematical framework for treating  
dynamical systems with these attributes will pave the way for a more  
comprehensive understanding of the dynamic states of biological neural  
networks, and their role in facilitating natural computation.  This  
three-day conference will bring together experts in these key areas to  
seed a new phase of theoretical work to develop those pieces of  
mathematical theory which are critical for future realistic modelling  
studies of the brain.

The meeting will consist of invited speakers and registered  
participants, though will be limited to 100 people. The schedule will  
allow for a number of poster presentations.  This event is sponsored  
by the EPSRC in association with the UK Mathematical Neuroscience  
Network (http://mathneuronet.org.uk/).

Invited speakers:

Paul Bressloff (Department of Mathematics, University of Utah)
David Cai (Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York  
Dmitri Chklovskii (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm)
Claudia Clopath (Laboratory of Neurophysics and Physiology, Universite  
Paris Descartes)
Carina Curto (Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Ila Fiete (Center for Learning and Memory, University of Texas at  
Toni Guillamon (Departament de Matemàtica Aplicada I, Universitat  
Politècnica de Catalunya)
Boris Gutkin (Départment d'Etudes Cognitives, Ecole Normale Supérieure)
Rachel Kuske (Department of Mathematics, University of British Columbia)
Khashayar Pakdaman (Institut Jacques Monod, Université Paris Diderot/ 
Stefan Rotter (Bernstein Center Freiburg, University of Freiburg)
Nicholas Swindale (Department of Ophthalmology, University of British  
Jonathan Touboul (NeuroMathComp Laboratory, INRIA/ ENS Paris)
Martin Wechselberger (School of Mathematics and Statistics, University  
of Sydney)
Fred Wolf (Department of Non-linear Dynamics, Max-Planck-Institut for  
Dynamics and Self-organisation)

The registration fee for the conference is 100.00 GBP.

A one-day "Tutorial Day" (covering key concepts in heterogeneity,  
noise, delays, and plasticity in neural systems) for PhD students and  
post-docs will also take place prior to the meeting (on Mar 4).  Some  
financial assistance is available to assist graduate students who  
attend BOTH the training workshop and the conference.

Further details of this meeting and how to register may be  found at

Scientific Organisers
Professor Stephen Coombes, University of Nottingham
Dr Yulia Timofeeva, University of Warwick

Tutorial Day Organiser
Dr Mark van Rossum, University of Edinburgh

Enquiries should be addressed to Audrey Brown: audrey.brown at icms.org.uk
Stephen Coombes
Professor of Applied Mathematics

School of Mathematical Sciences
Nottingham, UK

Tel:  0115 846 7836
Fax: 0115 951 3837


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