[visionlist] Big Data Neuroscience workshop (Awards deadline August 14 2017)

Dear Colleagues, 

We would appreciate if you could forward the following announcement to interested parties and lists.

Best Regards,



Big Data Neuroscience Workshop 2017

Organized by the Advanced Neuroscience Network (ACNN) and funded by the National Science Foundation


September 8-9, 2017 Indiana University Bloomington


Randy L. Buckner (Harvard University): Deep Phenotyping of the Individual: Data Science Challenges and Opportunities.

Vince Calhoun (University of New Mexico): The mind-research network: Large-scale analysis of multimodal medical images.

Terry Jernigan (University of California, SD): The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study.

Brian A. Wandell (Stanford University): A project on scientific transparency.


Olaf Sporns (Indiana University): Network Neuroscience: Mapping and Modeling Complex Brain Networks.

Melissa Cragin (Midwest Big Data Hub): Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem.

Ivo Dinov (University of Michigan): Predictive Big Brain Data Analytics.

DK Panda (Ohio State University): Exploiting High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Data to Accelerate Processing of NeuroScience Data.

Satya Sahoo (Case Western University): A Scalable Neuroinformatics Workflow for Deriving Functional Brain Networks using Electrophysiological Signal Data.

Lei Wang (Northwestern University): SchizConnect Work-in-Progress: Data Mediation, BIDSification and Pipelines for Neuroimaging Research in Schizophrenia

Richard Gonzalez (University of Michigan): Statistical methods for big data neuroscience.

Franco Pestilli (Indiana University): Multidimensional encoding of brain connectomes: Building biological networks with preserved edge anatomy.

Andrew Saykin (Indiana University School of Medicine): A systems perspective on Alzheimer’s disease: Challenges and opportunities of multi-modality neuroimaging and -omics data.

The workshop has several aims:

Foster Big Data culture for Neuroscience.

Build an active Midwest Neuroscience Network Community.

Promote open-sharing of large-scale datasets, data-intensive resources, expertise, software, services, protocols, and learning modules.

Facilitate discussions for multi-institutional grants, training opportunities, publications, and research.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (DUE AUGUST 14)  The workshop will have opportunities for participants to present in three formats: posters, lightning talks (5 min), or parallel session talks (12 min). Submissions should be related to the workshop topics. To submit a 250-word (maximum) abstract for consideration, please use our submission system: http://ift.tt/2fsRxqt.

REGISTRATION LIMITED  Space is limited, so there is a short registration form required to hold a spot. A fee of $60 for faculty, $45 for students, and $25 for students covers all materials, and breakfast and lunch on the 8th and 9th. Registration closes Sept. 4, but we encourage early registration to ensure a place. http://ift.tt/2hJtNz5

STUDENT SUPPORT APPLICATIONS (DUE AUGUST 14)  Over 50 student NSF Scholarships are available and will include the registration fee, housing (shared hotel room), and up to $200 in support for travel. http://ift.tt/2fsRz1z Please note that the NSF Scholarships can only support US residents. There may be a very limited number of scholarships available for international students, however, the maximum travel support available for transportation to the workshop would still be $200.

ORGANIZERS  Indiana University (local host): Franco Pestilli, Olaf Sporns, and Andrew Saykin

University of Michigan: Ivo Dinov, Richard Gonzalez, and George AlterThe Ohio State University: Dhabaleswar Panda, Xiaoyi Lu, and Hari SubramoniCase Western Reserve University: Satya SahooWashington University: Daniel Marcus

Northwestern University: Lei Wang


Franco Pestilli, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychology, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science 

Adjunct Professor in Engineering, Computer Science, and Optometry 

Indiana Network Science Institute

𝞇 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405

francopestilli.com  |  franpest@indiana.edu

pestillilab.indiana.edu  | brain-life.org 

Phone: +1 (812) 856 9967


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