[Comp-neuro] Junior Scientist Workshop on Advanced Neural Data Analysis 2019 in NYC

Rainer Engelken re2365 at columbia.edu
Wed Mar 20 14:26:58 CET 2019

*Junior Scientist Workshop on Advanced Neural Data Analysis 2019
August 26th - 29th 2019, New York City, USA
Hosted by the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience
<https://ctn.zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu/> at Columbia University

Apply HERE <https://goo.gl/forms/xqlaJYZA7tiuhlWX2> by May 15 (11:59 p.m.

This workshop is intended for PhD students and postdocs who want to learn
and share with their peers new advanced techniques in data analysis and
apply them to complex neural datasets.  During the workshop, attendees will
present their research projects, followed by a hands-on programming
tutorial on the computational techniques used in their work.  The purpose
is to gain a detailed understanding of the complexity of data and of the
appropriateness of the different analysis techniques. The ideal
participants are theoreticians with experience in analyzing experimental
data as well as computationally minded experimentalists.  By mixing a group
of scientists with a diverse background but with overlapping goals of
uncovering structure in neural data, the participants will learn an array
of techniques and foster fruitful collaborations.

The workshop will include presentations, tutorial sessions and lots of time
and space for unfiltered in-depth discussions and data hacking sessions.
We envision tutorials both on advanced data analysis as well as on specific
experimental techniques and data processing. Participants are therefore
expected to contribute with code or data to share and a reasonable dose of
energy for giving tutorials on their work.  Data and/or code can come in
any format, including artificially generated data, but we encourage to make
them available in a form that everyone can explore them with minimal
overhead. Any data is shared only within the workshop.

In order to foster an interactive atmosphere and allow everyone to give a
detailed description and tutorial of their work, the workshop will be
limited to a small group of participants.  Participants will be provided
with funds to cover travel, accommodation, and meals.  We encourage
applications from female scientists and those belonging to underrepresented

The Junior Scientist Workshop is organized in partnership with the NeuroNex
Theory Team at the University of Houston <https://neuronex.org/projects/13>
and funded by NSF's NeuroNex
<https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242652> initiative.

The 2019 workshop will be held at Columbia University's Jerome L Greene
Science Center

Organizers: Fabio Stefanini, Mario Dipoppa, Rainer Engelken, Krešimir
Josić, and Ashok Litwin-Kumar.

Rainer Engelken
Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Columbia University
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re2365 at columbia.edu
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