[Comp-neuro] Information theory workshop at CNS*2018 -- call for contributed talks

Joseph Lizier joseph.lizier at sydney.edu.au
Wed May 16 02:54:11 CEST 2018

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce that the Workshop on Methods of Information
Theory in Computational Neuroscience will be held once again at
CNS*2018, Seattle, USA.
The workshop will be held over the final two days of the main
conference, July 17 and 18.

Our confirmed invited speakers include the following (schedule available

      * Braden Brinkman, Stony Brook University -- "Signal-to-noise
        ratio competes with neural bandwidth to shape efficient coding
      * Mireille Conrad, University of Geneva -- "Mutual information vs.
        transfer entropy in spike-based neuroscience"
      * Benjamin Cramer, University of Heidelberg -- "Information theory
        reveals a diverse range of states induced by spike timing based
        learning in neural networks"
      * Alex Dimitrov, Washington State University Vancouver --
        "Modeling of perceptual invariances in biological sensory
      * Eva Dyer, Georgia Tech -- "Finding low-dimensional structure in
        large-scale neural recordings"
      * Justin Gardner, Stanford University -- "Optimality and
        heuristics for human perceptual inference"
      * Jim Kay, University of Glasgow -- "Partial Information
        Decompositions based on Dependency Constraints"
      * Joseph T. Lizier, The University of Sydney -- "Pointwise Partial
        Information Decomposition Using the Specificity and Ambiguity
      * Leonardo Novelli, The University of Sydney -- "Validation and
        performance of effective network inference using multivariate
        transfer entropy with IDTxl"
      * Tatyana Sharpee, Salk Institute for Biological Studies -- TBA
      * Nicholas M. Timme, Indiana University - Purdue University
        Indianapolis -- "From neural cultures to rodent models of
        disease: examples of information theory analyses of effective
        connectivity, computation, and encoding"
      * Taro Toyoizumi, RIKEN Brain Science Institute -- "Emergence of
        Levy Walks from Second-Order Stochastic Optimization"
      * Siwei Wang, Hebrew University of Jerusalem -- "Closing the gap
        from structure to function with information theoretic design
      * Patricia Wollstadt, Goethe University, Frankfurt / Honda
        Research Institute Europe "Validation and performance of
        effective network inference using multivariate transfer entropy
        with IDTxl"

Also, we would like to call for contributions of talks (25 min + 5 min
Q&A). If you are interested in contributing such a talk, please send a
title and abstract to Joseph Lizier (joseph.lizier at sydney.edu.au) by
Friday June 8, 2018.

Please see our website http://bit.ly/cns2018itw for more details.

We hope you will join us there!

Organising Committee:
Joseph Lizier
Viola Priesemann
Justin Dauwels
Taro Toyoizumi
Alexander Dimitrov
Lubomir Kostal 
Michael Wibral

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