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Opportunities in Computational Infrastructure and Methods for Cognitive Neuroscience

August 16-18, 2017

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, UW-Madison

Cognitive neuroscience is a field defined by ambitiously rich models and analyses, with growing demands for scalable computing infrastructures that enable breakthrough discovery. However, many neuroscientists may lack the knowledge and awareness of existing and emerging computational infrastructures that would enable yet-unrealized discovery, and computational experts may similarly lack an understanding of the scalable potential of even well-established neuroscience methodologies. By leveraging intimate conversation between a working group of cognitive neuroscientists, computational methodologists, and infrastructure experts, this 2.5-day workshop aims to identify opportunities for applying greater computational power across major classes of neuroscience methods and to elucidate key practices and potential challenges for consideration by the broader research community. Following the workshop, findings will be disseminated in the form of a white paper and as intended contributions to the 2018 meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2018).

Leveraging an intimate, un-conference format for the workshop, the agenda includes kickoff talks highlighting computational approaches and requirements across major areas of cognitive neuroscience discussion from computational methodologists and experts in contemporary compute infrastructures working group discussion and breakout groups to define practices and emerging opportunities that achieve scalable computational impact across major classes of computational neuroscience methods

Orchard View Room
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
University of Wisconsin-Madison
330 N. Orchard St.,
Madison, WI 53706

Hotel and Travel
Hotel and air travel will be reimbursed by the workshop via the University of Wisconsin-Madison for attendees who cannot cover their own costs. Please refrain from booking travel and hotel logistics until we have confirmed your RSVP with additional details.

Steering Committee
Lauren Michael (chair, contact)
Christopher Cox
Nikolaus Kriegeskorte
Srikantan Nagarajan
Ken Norman
Rob Nowak
Bijan Pesaran
Timothy Rogers
Rebecca Willet