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

Dave Touretzky dst at cs.cmu.edu
Wed Dec 21 12:22:25 CET 2011

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 26 through August 4, 2012. 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
* 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)
Marlene Cohen (University of Pittsburgh, Neuroscience)
Steve Chase (Carnegie Mellon, ECE/Biomedical Engineering)
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)
Matthew Smith (University of Pittsburgh,  Ophthalmology)
Michael Tarr (Carnegie Mellon, Psychology)
David Touretzky (Carnegie Mellon, Computer Science) 
Robert Turner (University of Pittsburgh, Neurobiology)
Valerie Ventura (Carnegie Mellon, Statistics)
Douglas Weber (University of Pittsburgh, Physical medicine and Rehabilitation)
Byron Yu (Carnegie Mellon, ECE/Biomedical Engineering)

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