SICSA M&A: Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics Workshop

Date(s) - 24/06/2014
All Day

School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

Computational neuroscience and neuroinformatics is a multidisciplinary endeavor pooling together methods from computer science, mathematics and physics to complement experimental research in neuroscience, and to addresses the analysis of complex data sets. This workshop will bring together scientists from across the UK and beyond to exchange the latest ideas and developments.

The workshop will feature invited and contributed scientific talks, a presentation by Leslie Smith (Stirling) on recent INCF developments, and a presentation/discussion session with the representative of the Medical Research Council Neurosciences and Mental Health board Emily Gale.

Invited speakers
Sarah Jarvis, Imperial

Peggy Series, Edinburgh
The brain as a probabilistic machine and the quest for the Bayesian priors

Henning Spekeler, Cambridge
What can you learn with interacting excitatory and inhibitory plasticity?

Hernan G. Rey, Leicester
Ready, aim, fire !!! Single cell firing dynamics of concept neurons in the human Medial Temporal Lobe

Tim Vogels, Oxford
Programme (preliminary)
The workshop will be held in the Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, EH8 9AB. Talks are in room 4.31/33 on level 4. Registration and coffee breaks are in Mini Forum 2 (MF2) adjacent to the meeting room. Lunch and posters are in Mini Forum 1 (MF1), the open area on level 2.

from 09:00 registration and coffee (MF2)
09:25-09:30 Welcome
09:30-10:10 Tim Vogels, Oxford
10:10-10:25 short talk 1
10:25-10:40 short talk 2
10:40-11:00 coffee (MF2)
11:10-11:50 Sarah Jarvis, Imperial
11:50-12:05 short talk 3
12:05-12:20 short talk 4
12:20-13:30 lunch and posters (MF1)
13:30-14:10 Henning Sprekeler, Cambridge
14:10-14:25 short talk 5
14:25-15:30 INCF and MRC discussion session with Leslie Smith (Stirling) and Emily Gale (MRC)
15:30-15:50 coffee (MF2)
15:50-16:30 Hernan Rey, Leicester
16:30-16:45 short talk 6
16:45-17:25 Peggy Series, Edinburgh
Attendance of the workshop is free, but we are fully booked now. Please contact the organisers if you want to attend.

Bruce Graham, Stirling
Matthias Hennig, Edinburgh
Mark van Rossum, Edinburgh
Leslie Smith, Stirling

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