Spring 2018

Representation, Coding and Computation in Neural Circuits

Feb 12, 2018 to Feb 15, 2018 

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Bartlett Mel (University of Southern California; chair), Sophie Denève (École Normale Supérieure), Bruno Olshausen (UC Berkeley)

The aim of this workshop is to shed light, at the level of cortical circuits, on issues of representation and coding such as sparsity and high-dimensionality, spikes and coding capacity in the presence of noise.  It will also address questions related to how neurons compute: the role of dendritic nonlinearities and clustered plasticity, recurrent circuits, excitatory-inhibitory balance and models of cooperative computation (as opposed to single neuron computation).

Support is gratefully acknowledged from:

Invited Participants: 

Hillel Adesnik (UC Berkeley), Costas Anastassiou (Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence), Dana Ballard (University of Texas at Austin), Josh Berke (UCSF), Manuel Blum (Carnegie Mellon University), Farran Briggs (University of Rochester), Yoram Burak (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Rishidev Chaudhuri (University of Texas at Austin), Hannah Choi (University of Washington), Michael DeWeese (UC Berkeley), Jun Ding (Stanford University), Shaul Druckmann (Stanford University), Reza Eghbali (University of Washington), Abbas El Gamal (Stanford University), Ila Fiete (University of Texas at Austin), David Foster (UC Berkeley), Loren Frank (UCSF), Kevin Franks (Duke University), Yves Fregnac (École des Neurosciences de Paris Île-de-France), Jack Gallant (UC Berkeley), Mohammad Hajiaghayi (University of Maryland), Michael Hasselmo (Boston University), Jeff Hawkins (Numenta), Brian Hayes (American Scientist), Andreas Herz (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), Ramesh Johari (Stanford University), Pentti Kanerva (UC Berkeley), Louis Kang (UC Berkeley), Anatoly Khina (California Institute of Technology), Jim Knierim (Johns Hopkins University), Antonina Kolokolova (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Kamesh Krishnamurthy (University of Pennsylvania), Milad Lankarany (The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto), Peter Latham (University College London), Tzu-Hsuan Ma (University of Texas at Austin), Bruce McNaughton (University of Lethbridge), Bartlett Mel (University of Southern California), Ken Miller (Columbia University), Emanuele Natale (Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik), Bruno Olshausen (UC Berkeley), Asuman Ozdaglar (MIT), Christos Papadimitriou (Columbia University), Jennifer Raymond (Stanford University), Clay Reid (Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence), Paul Rhodes (Evolved Machines), Christopher Roth (University of Texas at Austin), Christopher Roth (University of Texas at Austin), Christopher Rozell (Georgia Institute of Technology), Colin Sandon (Princeton University), Saeed Saremi (UC Berkeley), Massimo Scanziani (UCSF), Peggy Seriès (University of Edinburgh), Mark Sheffield (University of Chicago), S. Murray Sherman (University of Chicago), Fritz Sommer (UC Berkeley), Evelyn Tang (University of Pennsylvania), Lena Ting (Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology), Doris Tsao (California Institute of Technology), Martin Usrey (UC Davis), Rufin VanRullen (CNRS - Toulouse), XJ Wang (New York University), John Widloski (UC Berkeley), Dan Wilson (Max Planck Florida Institute), Laurenz Wiskott (Ruhr-Universitat Bochum)