Computational modelling: from neurons to systems and behaviour, 11-13 September, Sheffield, UK

Computational modelling: from neurons to systems and behaviour, 11-13 September, Sheffield, UK

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Wed, 10/07/2013 - 10:57

Computational modelling: from neurons to systems and behaviour
3rd NAMASEN Training Workshop, Sheffield, UK
11-13 September 2013

NAMASEN (http://www.namasen.net/) is a multi-disciplinary Initial Training Network (ITN) funded under the EU FP7 Marie Curie Actions. Its 3rd workshop, hosted by the University of Sheffield, UK, is open to PhD students and researchers and will focus on theory and models in Neuroscience.

The aim of the workshop is to provide a view of current computational and theoretical models that can be employed to tackle key biological questions such as neural plasticity and its role in memory formation, dendritic and neural computation, and reinforcement learning and its role in decision-making and shaping behaviour.

List of confirmed speakers in alphabetical order:

Claudia Clopath, Imperial College, UK

Peter Dayan Gatsby Unit, University College London, UK

Wulfram Gerstner, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Michele Giugliano, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Kevin Gurney, University of Sheffield, UK

Dieter Jaeger, Emory University, USA

Robert Legenstein, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Jean Pascal Pfister, University Bern, Switzerland

Panayiota Poirazi, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Greece

Tony Prescott, University of Sheffield, UK

Magnus Richardson, University of Warwick, UK

Mark Van Rossum, University of Edinburgh, UK

Idan Segev, Hebrew University, Israel

Harel Shouval, The University of Texas, USA

The last day of the event, Friday the 13th, will consist of two soft skills sessions. Coffee breaks, refreshments and a light lunch will be offered to all participants.

Registration is free for participants outside NAMASEN. For more information please see: http://www.namasen.net/drupal/sites/WorkshopShefffield2013/index.html.

We look forward to welcome you in Sheffield.

The organization committee:

Eleni Vasilaki – Tiago Gehring - Panayiota Poirazi

-- Dr Eleni Vasilaki, Lecturer
Web: www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~eleni