[visionlist] COSYNE 2020: Registration; Travel grants; Cosyne Tutorials

Tomas Hromadka tomas.hromadka at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 06:53:03 -04 2019


Computational and Systems Neuroscience 2020 (Cosyne)

27 February - 01 March 2020
Denver, Colorado

02 March - 03 March 2020
Breckenridge, Colorado




  Online registration is now open.
  Travel grant submission is now open.

  Travel grant application deadlines
      31 December 2019, 11.59PM PST (*Undergraduate* Travel Grant)
      14 January 2020, 11.59PM PST (Other travel grants)

  TAs wanted for a tutorial session.

                TRAVEL GRANTS

Applications are now open for travel grants to attend the conference.
Each awardee will receive at least $500 to help offset the costs of
travel, registration, and accommodations. Larger grants may be available
to those traveling from outside North America. Special consideration is
given to scientists who have not previously attended the meeting,
under-represented minorities, students who are attending the meeting
together with a mentor, undergraduate students, and authors of submitted
Cosyne abstracts. We currently offer five travel grant programs for New
Attendees, Presenters, Mentors, Undergraduates, and Childcare travel
grants. For details on applying, see Cosyne.org -> Travel grants.

               COSYNE TUTORIALS

Cosyne 2019 will host two tutorial sessions on 27 February 2020. For
details on Cosyne tutorials please visit Cosyne.org -> Tutorials 20.

  Tutorial 1: Cosyne 2020 Tutorial session sponsored by the Simons
  Topic: Normative approaches to understanding neural coding and behavior
  Speaker: Ann Hermundstad
  Ann Hermundstad is a Group Leader in the Computation & Theory research
core at Janelia Research Campus. She studies how the brain creates and
uses adaptive sensorimotor representations to generate flexible
behavior. Her lab uses a combination of theory, modeling, and data
analysis to explore how neural circuits can do this efficiently and
flexibly, and works in close collaboration with experimentalists to test
these ideas in biological systems.

  *We are recruiting TAs for the tutorial session. If interested, please
see Cosyne.org -> Tutorials 20 for details on how to apply.*

  Tutorial 2
  Topic: Neurodata without Borders Tutorial
  NWB is a data standard for neurophysiology, providing neuroscientists
with a common standard to share, archive, use, and build common analysis
tools for neurophysiology data. Navigating the Allen Brain Observatory


The annual Cosyne meeting provides an inclusive forum for the exchange
of empirical and theoretical approaches to problems in systems
neuroscience, in order to understand how neural systems function.

The MAIN MEETING is single-track. A set of invited talks is selected by
the Executive Committee, and additional talks and posters are selected
by the Program Committee, based on submitted abstracts. The WORKSHOPS
feature in-depth discussion of current topics of interest, in a small
group setting. For details on workshop proposals please see below or
visit Cosyne.org -> Workshops.

Cosyne topics include but are not limited to: neural basis of behavior,
sensory and motor systems, circuitry, learning, neural coding, natural
scene statistics, dendritic computation, neural basis of persistent
activity, nonlinear receptive field mapping, representations of time and
sequence, reward systems, decision-making, synaptic plasticity, map
formation and plasticity, population coding, attention, and computation
with spiking networks.

This year we would like to foster increased participation from
experimental groups as well as computational ones. Please circulate
widely and encourage your students and postdocs to apply.


  Matthew Botvinick (Deepmind/Princeton)
  Megan Carey (Champalimaud)
  John Cunningham (Columbia)
  Gul Dolen (Hopkins)
  Rainer Friedrich (FMI Basel)
  Sam Gershman (Harvard)
  Lisa Giocomo (Stanford)
  Christopher Harvey (Harvard)
  Mehrdad Jazayeri (MIT)
  Wei Ji Ma (NYU)
  Hendrikje Nienborg (Tuebingen/NIH)
  Linda Wilbrecht (Berkeley)
  Marta Zlatic (Janelia)

  General Chairs: Eugenia Chiappe (Champalimaud) and Christian Machens
  Program Chairs: Anne-Marie Oswald (U Pittsburgh) and Srdjan Ostojic
(Ecole Normale Superieure Paris)
  Workshop Chairs: Catherine Hartley (NYU) and Blake Richards (McGill)
  Undergraduate Travel Chairs: Angela Langdon (Princeton) and Robert
Wilson (U Arizona)
  Diversity Chairs: Eva Dyer (Georgia Tech, Emory) and Eric Shea-Brown
(U Washington)
  Publicity Chair: Adam Calhoun (Princeton)
  Development Chair: Michael Long (NYU)

  Stephanie Palmer (U Chicago)
  Zachary Mainen (Champalimaud)
  Alexandre Pouget (U Geneva)
  Anthony Zador (CSHL)

   meeting [at] cosyne.org


Please consider adding yourself to Cosyne mailing lists (groups) to
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in helpful discussions. See Cosyne.org -> Mailing lists for details.

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