Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience
July 17 - August 8, 2021
Application Deadline: May 7, 2021
Dora Angelaki, New York University
Christopher Honey, Johns Hopkins University
Chengcheng, Huang, University of Pittsburgh
Xiao-Jing Wang, New York University
Robert Guangyu Yang, Columbia University
The Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) summer school:
Designed to emphasize computational principles and neural circuit mechanisms of higher cognitive functions, the course aims at training talented and highly motivated students and postdoctoral fellows from Asia and around the world. We welcome both applicants with quantitative backgrounds (including Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science) and those with experimental backgrounds. The lectures will introduce the basic concepts and methods, as well as cutting-edge research on higher brain functions such as decision-making, attention, learning and memory. Modeling will be taught at multiple levels, ranging from single neuron computation and microcircuits up to large-scale brain systems and artificial intelligence and psychiatric disorders. Python-based programming labs coordinated with the lectures will provide practical training in important computational methods.
2021 Confirmed lecturers include:
Dean Buonomano, UCLA
Claudia Clopath, Imperial College London
Yang Dan, UC Berkeley
Bob Desimone, MIT
Eric, DeWitt, Champailmaud Center, Lisbon
Michael J. Frank, Brown University
Winrich Freiwald, Rockefeller University
Julijana Gjorgjieva, Max Plank Institute, Frankfurt
Liberty Hamiliton, UT Austin
Biyu He, New York University
Niko Kriegeskorte, Columbia University
Sukbin Lim, NYU Shanghai
Eve Marder, Brandeis University
Tony Movshon, New York University
Si Wu, Peking University
*2021 SPECIAL PRICING (INCLUDING TUITION, BOARD AND LODGING): $1500 USD
Besides support from Suzhou local government, thanks to generous support from other funding bodies including Chen Tianqiao Foundation, James Simons Foundation and DeepMind, we have sufficient stipends for applicants to apply for (with sufficient justifications) in order to off-set the course fee completely.
No payment is due until the selection decisions are made, but any applicant requiring financial support (i.e. stipends) should make that request in written form during the online application. The admissions process is need-blind, your financial situation will not be considered before admission decisions are made.
*The above pricing has been adjusted only for 2021 course programs to reflect changes in certain teaching methods/approaches that will be adopted in this course during the period of covid-19 pandemic.