[visionlist] Columbia Workshop on Brain Circuits, Memory and Computation 2017

Columbia Workshop on Brain Circuits, Memory and Computation 2017

BCMC 2017 March 13-14, 2017 Center for Neural Engineering and Computation Columbia University, New York, NY, USA


The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in developing

executable models of neural computation/processing of the brain of model organisms.

Of interest are models of computation that consist of elementary units of processing

using brain circuits and memory elements. Elementary units of computation/processing

include population encoding/decoding circuits with biophysically-grounded neuron models,

non-linear dendritic processors for motion detection/direction selectivity, spike processing

and pattern recognition neural circuits, movement control and decision-making circuits, etc.

Memory units include models of spatio-temporal memory circuits, circuit models for memory

access and storage, etc. A major aim of the workshop is to explore the integration of various

sensory and control circuits in higher brain centers.

A Fruit Fly Brain Hackathon is being conducted in conjunction with the workshop.

Workshop participants are welcome to attend the hackathon.

Organizer and Program Chair

Aurel A. Lazar, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University.

Program Overview (Confirmed Speakers)

Dinu Florin Albeanu, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

Vijay Balasubramanian, Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania.

Albert Cardona, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA.

Ann-Shyn Chiang, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Jonathan B. Demb, Yale School of Medicine.

Barry J. Dickson, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA.

Anmo J. Kim, Rockefeller University, New York.

Konrad P. Kording, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

Adam H. Marblestone, Synthetic Neurobiology Group, MIT.

Katherine I. Nagel, NYU Medical School.

Gerald M. Rubin, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA.

Silke Sachse, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena.

Marion Silies, European Neuroscience Institute, Göttingen.

Andreas S. Thum, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz.

Tim P. Vogels, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford.

More information about BCMC 2017 can be found here.




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