The Shanahan Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience – applications due April 15

In partnership with the Allen Institute and UW eScience Center, the CNC is now accepting applications for the Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience. The fellowships are funded by the Shanahan Family Foundation and the Allen Institute. Overview The Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience is a new, three-year post-doctoral fellowship program that aims to: Integrate data scientists in neuroscience research Challenge traditional approaches to neuroscience Provide [...]

CNC announces a new 2021 faculty search

The CNC is thrilled to announce we are seeking candidates for a tenure-track, 12-month service period assistant professor position. We seek an individual to specialize in computational or theoretical neuroscience. The successful applicant will play a key role in the growth of the Center, which serves as the theoretical and computational core of campus programs in neurobiology and neural engineering, will have many opportunities for collaboration within UW’s extensive neuroscience community, and will [...]

Virtual Neuroscience with The Learning Salon

Scott Sterrett In the Zoom era and under the restrictions of COVID-19, the neuroscience community has found creative ways to transform lectures, seminars, conferences, and even summer schools to online experiences. The adversity has also led to the invention of some entirely new platforms. One exciting virtual forum that started this fall is The Learning Salon, a weekly discussion which explores “bridges and contentions in biological and artificial learning”. UW CNC Co-Director [...]

CNC awarded an NSF AccelNet grant to establish an international collaborative network accelerating computational neuroscience research

  The UW Computational Neuroscience Center, led by Drs Adrienne Fairhall (UW Physiology and Biophysics) and Eric Shea-Brown (UW Applied Mathematics), has received an NSF AccelNet award to build an international network of universities and industrial partners to accelerate research at the interface between neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Deeper understanding of brain algorithms and the cellular mechanisms that implement them have the possibility of suggesting novel approaches to artificial intelligence. This [...]

Oct 20: Author Ted Chiang will present in the Neuroscience, AI, and Society seminar series

The CNC is excited to announce local author Ted Chiang will speak in the next installment of our Neuroscience, AI, and Society seminar series. Ted is an award-winning science fiction author, known for his short stories focused on humanity's relationship to technology and scientific discovery. His short story "Story of Your Life" was adapted into the movie Arrival.   Ted will speak on "Reasoning about the Body". The talk will be held remotely [...]

CNC Thesis Defense: Matt Farrell

Applied Mathematics graduate student Matthew Farrell, mentored by Eric Shea-Brown recently successfully defended his thesis, focused on the behavior of artificial neural networks. These networks form representations of input data and transform these representations gradually over stages, such as the layers of a deep neural network. Matt investigated how the structure of these representations changes over these stages and what drives these changes. Dr. Farrell plans to continue his research as a postdoctoral [...]