2018-2019 Kavli Brain Forum @ Emory and Georgia Tech

The Emory-Georgia Tech Kavli Brain Forum will continue again this year, with speakers approximately once a month giving talks on topics in theoretical and computational approaches to neuroscience. The aim of the Forum is to bring together researchers from the two campuses to hear from interesting speakers who will serve as the catalyst for continued discussions and collaborations amongst the Atlanta neuroscience community. Talks will be held in the afternoon hours with a reception of light refreshments immediately following. The schedule is:

 

  • 2018-19 Kavli Brain Forums

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – Georgia Tech (IBB 1128 3:30pm)

  •   Dr. Alona Fyshe, University of Alberta, Canada

  •   "Finding Language (and Language Learning) in the Brain"

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  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – Emory (205 White Hall 4:00pm)

  •   Dr. Ilana Witten, Princeton University 

  •   "Dissecting Striatal Circuitry for Reward Seeking"

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  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – Georgia Tech (Krone EBB 1005 3:30pm)

  •   Dr. Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania

  •   "Networks Thinking Themselves"

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  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – Emory (TBD)

  •   Dr. Daniel Wolpert, Columbia University

  •   "TBD"

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  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – Georgia Tech (Marcus Nanotechnology 1116-1118 3:30pm)

  •   Dr. John Cunningham, Columbia University 

  •   "TBD"

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  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Emory (TBD)

  •   Dr. Surya Ganguli, Stanford University

  •   "TBD"

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  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 – Emory (TBD)

  •   Dr. David Kleinfeld, University of California, San Diego

  •   "TBD"

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  • 2017-18 Kavli Brain Forums

  • Friday, September 22, 2017 – Georgia Tech (IBB 1128 3:30pm)
  •   Dr. Jonathon Pillow, Princeton University

  •   "Low-Dimensional Dynamic Encoding in Prefrontal Cortex during Decision-Making"

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  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Georgia Tech (IBB 1128 3:30pm)

  •   Dr. Dan Yamins, Stanford University

  •   "Using Artificial-Intelligence-Driven Deep Neural Networks to Uncover Principles of Brain Representation and Organization"

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  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – Georgia Tech (IBB 1128 3:30pm)

  •   Dr. Xaq Pitkow, Rice University

  •   "Revealing nonlinear computation by analyzing choices"

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  • Thursday, March 29, 2018 – Georgia Tech (Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Rooms 1116-1118 3:30pm - Available via BlueJeans Videoconference in Emory, Math & Science Center Room N215)

  •   Dr. R. Clay Reid, Allen Institute 

  •   "Large-scale Wiring Diagrams of the Brain"

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  • Friday, April 20, 2018 – Emory Univrsity (HSRB Auditorium 3:30pm - Available via BlueJeans Videoconference in Georgia Tech, Whitaker 3115)

  •   Dr. Naftali Tishby, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  •   "Information Theory of Deep Learning"

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