Genevieve Bell presents public lecture on “Decolonising Artificial Intelligence? the arc of the new cybernetics”, April 15 at 7 PM

The CNC will be hosting Genevieve Bell next Monday, April 15 for a special public lecture. Dr. Bell is the Director of the 3A Institute and Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) as well as a Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation. She is a cultural anthropologist, technologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development. Her talk will focus on [...]

Alison Weber awarded WRF Postdoctoral Fellowship

Current CNC graduate student Alison Weber has been awarded a prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Washington Research Foundation. Ali is currently completing her doctorate in neuroscience under the mentorship of Eric Shea-Brown and Fred Rieke. In her fellowship, she will work with Tom Daniel and Bing Brunton to study how insects achieve agile flight control using limited sensory information. This work will provide insight into both how biological systems integrate data from their [...]

Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain 2019 – applications now open!

The Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain is co-hosted by the Computational Neuroscience Program at the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Brain Science. The course is directed by Drs. Michael Buice, Shawn Olsen, Christof Koch, and Eric Shea-Brown. This intensive two-week, project-based interdisciplinary course aims to give advanced students in neuroscience, biology, physics, engineering, and computer science a rapid introduction to the current state of understanding of the neurobiology of [...]

2019 Neural Computation and Engineering Connection

The 2019 Neural Computation and Engineering Connection (NCEC) will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, January 24, 2019 and all day Friday, January 25, 2019. NCEC brings together the University of Washington neuroengineering and computational neuroscience communities in an exciting and stimulating event!  It is sponsored by the UW Institute for Neuroengineering (UWIN), the UW Computational Neuroscience Center, and the Center for Neurotechnology. Keynote speakers for NCEC 2019 are: Mitra Hartmann (Northwestern), Abby Person (University of Colorado Denver), Andrea Behrman (University of [...]

Swartz Center Seminar Series kicks off with visit from Anne Collins

This past week, UW CNC was thrilled to host Anne Collins as our first official '18-'19 Swartz Center visitor. Anne is an Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley in the department of Psychology, and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Her lab's research focuses on building and testing computational models of the brain's processes for learning and decision making. During her visit, Anne met with CNC faculty members and trainees, and gave [...]

New Graduate Students Appointed to the Computational Neuroscience Training Program

We are thrilled to announce our new graduate appointees to the Computational Neuroscience Training Grant. From an extremely competitive application pool, two students were selected. They will receive two years of NIH-supported funding to support their research in theoretical neuroscience. Dennis Tabuena is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience, and is mentored by Bill Moody in the Biology department. His work focuses on the role of sleep in regulating early synchronous activity in the [...]