[Comp-neuro] Fruit Fly Brain Hackathon 2017

Yiyin Zhou yiyin at ee.columbia.edu
Thu Jan 19 21:56:44 CET 2017


Fruit Fly Brain Hackathon 2017
FFBH 2017 <http://www.bionet.ee.columbia.edu/hackathons/ffbh/2017>March 12,
2017Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Fruit Fly Brain Hackathon (FFBO 2017).
This hackathon will feature the Fruit Fly Brain Observatory (FFBO) and its
key components NeuroNLP and NeuroGFX. The former allows for exploring fruit
fly brain data using plain English queries, and the latter facilitates the
modeling and execution of such brain circuits. Brief tutorials will be
given on the usage of the FFBO as well as developing new tools/features in
FFBO. The hackathon is aimed at three main groups of participants:
neurobiologists, modelers and software engineers. The goal of the hackathon
is to bring together these three groups of participants to create new ideas
to develop, use and improve the FFBO platform towards developing executable
model of the fruit fly brain.

The Fruit Fly Brain Hackathon is organized in conjunction with the Columbia
Workshop on Brain Circuit, Memory and Computation on March 13-14, 2017.
Participants of the hackathon are welcome to attend the workshop.

Registration is free but all participants have to register
<https://ffbo17.eventbrite.com/> (*https://ffbo17.eventbrite.com/
<https://ffbo17.eventbrite.com/>*).

Organizers:
Paul Richmond, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield
Adam Tomkins, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering,
University of Sheffield
Nikul Ukani, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
Chung-Heng Yeh, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
Yiyin Zhou, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University

More information can be found on the hackathon website:
http://www.bionet.ee.columbia.edu/hackathons/ffbh/2017
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Best Regards,

Yiyin Zhou,
on behalf of the organizers
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