Announcing Neuro Book Club

CNC Co-Director Adrienne Fairhall and IST Austria professor Tim Vogels are launching a monthly online book club focusing on neuroscience. The first meeting will be on May 10th at 10am Pacific time and will feature a reading and Q&A with Grace Lindsay, Research Fellow at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at UCL and author of Models of the Mind: How Physics, Engineering and Mathematics Have Shaped Our Understanding of the Brain. For more information and to [...]

Hosted screening of In Silico, May 5

UW CNC will be hosting a private screening of the new film In Silico from director Noah Hutton on May 5 at 7 PM. In 2013, neuroscientist Henry Markram led a team of neuroscientists in a successful billion-euro funding bid for the Human Brain Project. Enchanted by Markram’s dazzling vision of a new approach to brain science– the construction of a computational replica of a human brain– director Noah Hutton embarked upon a [...]

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 [...]