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SUMMER SCHOOL: Mathematical Methods in Computational Neuroscience

Time: 20th July - 5th August, 2022
Place: Fred Kavli Science Center, Eresfjord, Norway
Organizers: Yasser Roudi, Ivan Davidovich and Benjamin Dunn, Chewy (Chief Security Officer)

NRSN offers an annual summer school that provides PhD students with theoretical and practical research training in current forefront areas of neuroscience. The summer school is organized each year by a different research institution in Norway, drawing on local expertise combined with contributions from international faculty. The summer school is intended for PhD students in neuroscience, and priority will be given to members of NRSN. Other participants may be accepted if there are still places available.

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Beautiful Eresfjord. Photo.


COURSE: Concepts in data analysis (NEVR8011) 

Time: Fall semester 2022 (mid-August)
Place: Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience
Organizer: Soledad Gonzalo Cogno

The goal of this course is to provide attendees with an overview of the different techniques and concepts used in the analysis of neural data, and examples of how to apply these tools.

If you are interested in taking the full course or just attending some of the lectures (both modalities are possible), please contact Soledad Gonzalo Cogno, so that she can add you to the dedicated mailing list. If you are a PhD student and you want to formally sign up for this course to take 7.5 ECTS, please contact Soledad. 

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COURSE: Concepts in data analysis (NEVR8011)

PhD Course (7.5 ECTS)
Time: Two full weeks in August 2021
Place: Zoom

Course coordinators (*) and lecturers: Claudia Battistin*Soledad Gonzalo Cogno*, Luca Porta Mana and Weijian Zong

More information: Concepts in data analysis

Poster concept in data analysis. Illustration.


SUMMER SCHOOL: Mathematical Methods in Computational Neuroscience

Time: 28 July-14 August 2021 
Place: Fred Kavli Science Center in beautiful Eresfjord and Zoom.

This summer school covers some of the most important methods used in computational neuroscience research through both main lectures and scientific seminars.

Organizers: Yasser RoudiIvan Davidovich and Benjamin Dunn

Recorded lectures will be available here: KISN Summer School

Mathematical Methods poster. Illustration.


CONFERENCE: Dimensionality Reduction and Population Dynamics in Neural Data

Time: 11-14 February 2020
Place: Stockholm

Organizers: Yasser RoudiSoledad Gonzalo Cogno (Kavli institute, NTNU) and John Hertz (Nordita and the Niels Bohr Institute)

The brain represents and processes information through the activity of many neurons whose firing patterns are correlated with each other in non-trivial ways. These correlations, in general, imply that the activity of a population of neurons involved in a task has a lower dimensional representation. Naturally, then, discovering and understanding such representations are important steps in understanding the operations of the nervous system, and theoretical and experimental neuroscientists have been making interesting progress on this subject. The aim of this conference is to gather together a number of key players in the effort for developing methods for dimensionality reduction in neural data and studying the population dynamics of networks of neurons from this angle. We aim to review the current approaches to the problem, identify the major questions that need to be addressed in the future, and discuss how we should move forward with those questions.

More information and recorded lectures from the conference.