[Comp-neuro] Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience 2015

Máté Lengyel m.lengyel at eng.cam.ac.uk
Mon Feb 9 00:18:28 CET 2015

9-29 August 2015, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal
+ pre-school 5-7 August 2015


Applications deadline: 15 March 2015

* Gilles Laurent (Max Plank Institute for Brain Research, Germany)
* Máté Lengyel (University of Cambridge, UK)
* Christian Machens (Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal)

This three-weeks school teaches the central ideas, methods, and practice of modern computational neuroscience through a combination of lectures and hands-on project work. Each morning will be devoted to lectures given by distinguished international faculty on topics across the breadth of experimental and computational neuroscience. During the rest of the day, students will work on research projects in teams of 2-3 people under the close supervision of expert tutors and faculty. Research projects will be proposed by faculty before the course, and will include the modeling of neurons, neural systems, behavior, the analysis of state-of-the-art neural data (behavioral data, multi-electrode recordings, calcium imaging data, connectomics data, etc.), and the development of theories to explain experimental observations.

The course is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from a variety of disciplines, including neuroscience, physics, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics and psychology. Students are expected to have a keen interest and basic background in neurobiology, a solid foundation in mathematics, as well as some computer experience. An optional three-day pre-school in mathematics and programming is available to students who want to catch up on or fine-tune their math and programming skills.

Essential details:
* Course size: 24 students maximum
* Fee (which covers tuition, lodging, and meals): 2250 EUR (+ 245 EUR for optional pre-school)
* Scholarships and travel stipends are available.
* Application deadline: 15 March 2015
* Notification of results: April 2015

Information and application

Contact address:
Tânia Li Chen <tania.chen at neuro.fchampalimaud.org>

* Nicolas Brunel (University of Chicago, USA)
* Claudia Clopath (Imperial College London, UK)
* Peter Dayan (Gatsby Computational Neuroscience, UCL, UK)
* David Fitzpatrick (Max-Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, USA)
* Boris Gutkin (École Normale Supérieure, France)
* Michael Hausser (Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, UCL, UK)
* Moritz Helmstaedter (MPI Brain Research, Germany)
* Claus Hilgetag (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany)
* Matthias Kaschube (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced studies, Germany)
* Simon Laughlin (University of Cambridge, UK)
* Gilles Laurent (MPI Brain Research, Germany)
* Máté Lengyel (University of Cambridge, UK)
* Jennifer Linden (Ear Institute, UCL, UK)
* Christian Machens (Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal)
* Zachary Mainen (Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal)
* Tony Movshon (New York University, USA)
* Michael Orger (Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal)
* Alexandre Pouget (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
* Maneesh Sahani (Gatsby Computational Neuroscience, UCL, UK)
* Eero Simoncelli (New York University, USA)
* Daniel Wolpert (University of Cambridge, UK)
Mate Lengyel, PhD
Computational and Biological Learning Lab
Cambridge University Engineering Department
Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ, UK
tel: +44 (0)1223 748 532, fax:  +44 (0)1223 765 587
email: m.lengyel at eng.cam.ac.uk
web: www.eng.cam.ac.uk/~m.lengyel

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