[Comp-neuro] INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, Beijing, August 2019

Rava A. da Silveira rava at ens.fr
Sat Mar 16 17:35:18 CET 2019


*CNeuro**: International Summer School and Workshop*

*in Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience*



*Tsinghua University, Beijing (August 2019)*





*Background*

How intelligence and behavior emerge from complex and intricate
interactions within the brain remain important and unsolved mysteries in
modern science. In the last decade, we have seen rapid progress in
experimental tools that now make it possible to monitor and manipulate
brain circuits in unprecedented detail. This research area presents both
challenges and opportunities for experimentalists and theoreticians. The
complexity and dynamics of the brain make it difficult to tackle its
mechanisms and functions with experimental approaches alone. Mathematical
theory is pivotal for obtaining new insights and for guiding experiment, as
well as for identifying and unifying concepts and principles of brain
functions.



The aim of the two-week summer school and workshop will be to introduce
students with strong quantitative background (e.g., in mathematics,
theoretical physics, computer science, or engineering) to the emerging
field of theoretical and computational neuroscience. The course will also
bring together leading scientists in theoretical and computational
neuroscience. We envision a collaborative environment where faculty and
students will have in-depth discussions on topics in the frontier of
neuroscience. The course will be a pedagogical basis for new students,
introducing them to advanced mathematical methods and modeling approaches
that are currently being used and developed to understand brain functions.



*Time*

15 – 29 August 2019



*Location*

The summer school will be held at the Tsinghua Laboratory of Brain and
Intelligence (THBI), at Tsinghua University, in Beijing. THBI is a flagship
project of the university. It is a new interdisciplinary research institute
recently established by Tsinghua University, with dedicated faculty
positions and research space. The institute aims to conduct cutting-edge
interdisciplinary research across the fields of systems and computational
neuroscience and artificial intelligence. The institute occupies three
floors in a newly renovated building with large classrooms for teaching and
computer labs, and ample offices for visiting scholars.



*Organizers*

Xiaoqin Wang, Johns Hopkins University and Tsinghua University

Aravi Samuel, Harvard University

Rava Azeredo da Silveira, Ecole Normale Supérieure

Quan Wen, University of Science and Technology of China

Sen Song, Tsinghua University



*Faculty*

Yoram Burak, The Hebrew University

Dmitri Chklovskii, Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation

Michael Hausser, University of College London

Yu Hu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Dezhe Jin, Penn State University

Jian Liu, University of Leicester

Cengiz Pehlevan, Harvard University

Aravi Samuel, Harvard University

Rava Azeredo da Silveira, Ecole Normale Supérieure

Sen Song, Tsinghua University

Louis Tao, Peking University

Srinivas Turaga, Janelia Research Campus

Xiaoqin Wang, Johns Hopkins University and Tsinghua University

Quan Wen, University of Science and Technology of China

Kechen Zhang, John Hopkins University


*Applications*

Please send a CV and a statement of purpose to thbi at tsinghua.edu.cn

Application deadline: *20 May 2019*



*Housing*

International students will be housed on the Tsinghua University campus.
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