J. Hopfield, Princeton University
President of the American Physical Society
D. Van Essen, Washington University
President of the Society for Neuroscience
Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science
Invited Speakers Include:
University of California, San Diego
The Salk Institute
University of California, Berkeley
R. de Ruyter van Steveninck
University of Minnesota
Montana State University
University of North Texas
California Institute of Technology
New York University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Johns Hopkins University
The Salk Institute
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Conference Proceedings (Abstracts)
This will be a unique workshop, dedicated to identifying the Scientific Grand Challenges required for quantitatively understanding the nature of computation in the brain and its application toward more powerful neuromimetic computing. The workshop will be organized around several major themes: Experiment and Analysis, Theory and Modeling, and Applications.
Leading scientists will review their fields, talk about the challenges facing them, and about their own work in this context. National program managers are are invited to offer their ideas and inform their judgement on the Grand Challenges for the field.
The workshop will include a banquet, keynote addresses,and a poster session which will be open to all participants. A discussion session will address Scientific Grand Challenges in Neural Computation. The workshop will conclude with a scientific meeting on the future of neural computation science in New Mexico.
This event will be held at:
The Inn at Loretto, Santa Fe Plaza
Early Registration - 2/9/07
Banquet - Monday 2/19/07 at 6:00 PM
Poster Reception - Tuesday 2/20/07 at 7:30 PM
*Scholarships may be available for students, postdocs, and junior researchers.
Luis Bettencourt, John George, Garrett Kenyon, Ilya Nemenman, Joysree Aubrey
David Sharp (LANL), Bill Preidhorsky (LANL), Chris Wood (SFI), John Rasure (MIND), Tom Bowles (NM Science Advisor), Gerold Yonas (Sandia), Robert Duncan (IAS-NM), Yoshio Okada (BRAIN Inst.)
Adam Shipman, Conference Coordinator