[Comp-neuro] COSYNE 2020: Registration; Travel grants; Cosyne Tutorials

Tomas Hromadka tomas.hromadka at gmail.com
Sat Dec 28 01:02:13 CET 2019


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Computational and Systems Neuroscience 2020 (Cosyne)

MAIN MEETING
27 February - 01 March 2020
Denver, Colorado

WORKSHOPS
02 March - 03 March 2020
Breckenridge, Colorado

www.cosyne.org

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IMPORTANT DATES

   Online registration is now open.
   Travel grant submission is now open.

   Travel grant application deadlines
       *31 December 2019, 11.59PM PST (Undergraduate Travel Grant)*
       14 January 2020, 11.59PM PST (Other travel grants)


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                 TRAVEL GRANTS
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Applications are now open for travel grants to attend the conference. 
Each awardee will receive at least $500 to help offset the costs of 
travel, registration, and accommodations. Larger grants may be available 
to those traveling from outside North America. Special consideration is 
given to scientists who have not previously attended the meeting, 
under-represented minorities, students who are attending the meeting 
together with a mentor, undergraduate students, and authors of submitted 
Cosyne abstracts. We currently offer five travel grant programs for New 
Attendees, Presenters, Mentors, Undergraduates, and Childcare travel 
grants. For details on applying, see Cosyne.org -> Travel grants.


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                COSYNE TUTORIALS
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Cosyne 2019 will host two tutorial sessions on 27 February 2020. For 
details on Cosyne tutorials please visit Cosyne.org -> Tutorials 20.

   Tutorial 1: Cosyne 2020 Tutorial session sponsored by the Simons 
Foundation
   Topic: Normative approaches to understanding neural coding and behavior
   Speaker: Ann Hermundstad
   Ann Hermundstad is a Group Leader in the Computation & Theory 
research core at Janelia Research Campus. She studies how the brain 
creates and uses adaptive sensorimotor representations to generate 
flexible behavior. Her lab uses a combination of theory, modeling, and 
data analysis to explore how neural circuits can do this efficiently and 
flexibly, and works in close collaboration with experimentalists to test 
these ideas in biological systems.

   We are recruiting TAs for the tutorial session. If interested, please 
see Cosyne.org -> Tutorials 20 for details on how to apply.

   Tutorial 2
   Topic: Neurodata without Borders Tutorial
   NWB is a data standard for neurophysiology, providing neuroscientists 
with a common standard to share, archive, use, and build common analysis 
tools for neurophysiology data. Navigating the Allen Brain Observatory


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           BRIDGE TO INDEPENDENCE AWARD
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The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is invested in 
supporting the next generation of top autism researchers. The Bridge to 
Independence grant program promotes talented early-career scientists by 
facilitating their transition to research independence and providing 
grant funding at the start of their professorships 
(https://www.sfari.org/2018/06/15/bridge-to-independence-award-request-for-applications).


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                    COSYNE
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The annual Cosyne meeting provides an inclusive forum for the exchange 
of empirical and theoretical approaches to problems in systems 
neuroscience, in order to understand how neural systems function.

The MAIN MEETING is single-track. A set of invited talks is selected by 
the Executive Committee, and additional talks and posters are selected 
by the Program Committee, based on submitted abstracts. The WORKSHOPS 
feature in-depth discussion of current topics of interest, in a small 
group setting. For details on workshop proposals please see below or 
visit Cosyne.org -> Workshops.

Cosyne topics include but are not limited to: neural basis of behavior, 
sensory and motor systems, circuitry, learning, neural coding, natural 
scene statistics, dendritic computation, neural basis of persistent 
activity, nonlinear receptive field mapping, representations of time and 
sequence, reward systems, decision-making, synaptic plasticity, map 
formation and plasticity, population coding, attention, and computation 
with spiking networks.

This year we would like to foster increased participation from 
experimental groups as well as computational ones. Please circulate 
widely and encourage your students and postdocs to apply.


COSYNE INVITED SPEAKERS

   Matthew Botvinick (Deepmind/Princeton)
   Megan Carey (Champalimaud)
   John Cunningham (Columbia)
   Gul Dolen (Hopkins)
   Rainer Friedrich (FMI Basel)
   Sam Gershman (Harvard)
   Lisa Giocomo (Stanford)
   Christopher Harvey (Harvard)
   Mehrdad Jazayeri (MIT)
   Wei Ji Ma (NYU)
   Hendrikje Nienborg (Tuebingen/NIH)
   Linda Wilbrecht (Berkeley)
   Marta Zlatic (Janelia)


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
   General Chairs: Eugenia Chiappe (Champalimaud) and Christian Machens 
(Champalimaud)
   Program Chairs: Anne-Marie Oswald (U Pittsburgh) and Srdjan Ostojic 
(Ecole Normale Superieure Paris)
   Workshop Chairs: Catherine Hartley (NYU) and Blake Richards (McGill)
   Undergraduate Travel Chairs: Angela Langdon (Princeton) and Robert 
Wilson (U Arizona)
   Diversity Chairs: Eva Dyer (Georgia Tech, Emory) and Eric Shea-Brown 
(U Washington)
   Publicity Chair: Adam Calhoun (Princeton)
   Development Chair: Michael Long (NYU)


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
   Stephanie Palmer (U Chicago)
   Zachary Mainen (Champalimaud)
   Alexandre Pouget (U Geneva)
   Anthony Zador (CSHL)


CONTACT
    meeting [at] cosyne.org


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               COSYNE MAILING LISTS
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Please consider adding yourself to Cosyne mailing lists (groups) to 
receive email updates with various Cosyne-related information and join 
in helpful discussions. See Cosyne.org -> Mailing lists for details.


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