Workshop on Computational Brain Research at IIT Madras


Dates :

Jan 3 Tuesday - Jan 7 Saturday, 2017


Venue :
IC & SR Conference Hall II, ICSR building, IIT Madras, Chennai - 600036

Schedule for the CCBR Workshop 2017

Tuesday , Jan 3:

09:30am

Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras

"Opening Remarks"

09:45am

Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Axilor Ventures, Co Founder, Infosys

"Workshop Introduction"

Session Chair : Prof. Krishna Sivalingam, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras

10:15am

Prof. ParthaMitra (CSHL,CCBR), Crick-Clay Professor of Biomathematics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, H N Mahabala Chair at IIT Madras

"The study of intelligent machines"

11:15am

Prof. Peter Littlewood , Director, Argonne National Laboratories, Professor, Dept. of Physics, University of Chicago.

"Fostering the interface between neuroscience, physics and computation at Bell Laboratories and Argonne."

11:30am

Coffee break

12:00pm

Prof. Mriganka Sur (MIT,CCBR) ,Newton Professor of Neuroscience , NR Narayana Murthy Chair at IIT Madras

Brain circuits and neural dynamics underlying cognition"

01:00pm

Lunch

Session Chair: Prof. Sukhendu Das, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras

02:00pm

Prof. Yoshua Bengio, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, University of Montreal

Towards biologically plausible deep learning"

03:00pm

Prof. Peter Dayan, Director of the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at University College London

"Neural Reinforcement Learning"

04:00pm

Coffee break

04:30pm

Prof. Balaraman Ravindran, Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras

"Introduction to Reinforcement Learning"


Wednesday, Jan 4:


Session Chair: Prof Anand Raghunathan, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Purdue University.

09:30am

Prof. Dmitry Chklovskii , Group Leader for Neuroscience, Flatiron Institute, Simons Foundation

"Towards an algorithmic theory of neural computation"

10:30am

Prof. Trichur Vidyasagar ,Professor, Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne

"How does the visual system's neural architecture rise to some engineering challenges?"

11:30am

Coffee

12:00pm

Prof. Anand Raghunathan (CCBR),Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Chair of VLSI area at Purdue University ,CR Muthukrishnan chair at IIT Madras

"Computational Challenges of Ubiquitous Analytics and Machine Learning"

01:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm

Machine learning tutorial Session.

03:30pm

High Tea; Short presentation by Phillip.A.Min, US Consulate General, Chennai

 

04:30pm

Prof. Pavel Osten ,Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

"Tools for automated mapping of cell type-based anatomy in the mouse brain"


Thursday, Jan 5:


Session Chair: Prof. Kaushik Mitra, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras

09:30am

Prof. Stephane Mallat, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique

Understanding (or not) Deep Neural Networks"

11:00am

Coffee Break

11:30am

Prof. Stephane Mallat, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique

Tutorial

01:00pm

Lunch

Session Chair: Prof. Suresh Govindarajan, Department of Physics , IIT Madras

2:00pm

Prof. Pierre Hohenberg, Professor,Department of Physics, New York University

Stat mech tutorial -1

03:30pm

Coffee Break

Session Chair: Prof. Hema Murthy, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras

CCBR RESEARCH TALKS

04:00pm

Prof. Srinivasa Chakravarty , Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras

Modeling Neuron-Astrocyte-Vessel interactions: Do cerebral vessels compute?

04:20pm

Prof. Hema Murthy , Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras

"Signal Processing and Machine as Applied to Mouse Brain Data"

04:40pm

Prof. Sukhendu Das, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras

"Machine Learning approaches for Video and object categorization - recent research activities of VPLAB"

05:00pm

Poster introductions(1 minute each)

05:30pm

Poster sessions


Friday, Jan 6:


Session Chair: Prof. Balaraman Ravindran, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras

09:30am

Prof. Mikhail Belkin, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Statistics, Ohio State University

"Machine Learning: Shallow Architectures"

10:30am

Prof. Shihab Shamma, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland

"Why rapid adaptive processes are essential for listening in realistic auditory environments"

11:30am

Coffee Break

12:00pm

Prof. Michael Miller, Director, Center for Imaging Science, Co- Director, Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute, Johns Hopkins

"Computational Neuroanatomy"

01:00pm

Lunch

02:00pm

Prof. Pierre Hohenberg, Professor, Department of Physics, New York University
Prof. Anirvan Sengupta, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University

Stat Mech Tutorial -2
Random Matrices

03:30pm

Coffee break

04:00pm

Dr J Jayakumar, Senior Project Advisor, IIT Madras, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne;
Prof. Atsushi Iriki, Head of Laboratory for Symbolic Cognitive Development at RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan;
Prof. Ramesh Rajan, Associate Professor, Physiology, Monash University, Australia

Neuro Lab (to be held in Biology teaching lab , Department of Biotech, IIT Madras)

07:00pm

Banquet Dinner, Westin (Velachery)


Saturday, Jan7


Session Chair: Prof R Nagarajan, Dean I&AR , IIT Madras

09:30 am

Prof Mohansankar Sivaprakasan, Associate Professor, IIT Madras
Mr.Keerthi Ram, Senior Project Engineer, Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre
Mr. Jayaraj Joseph, Chief Technologist at Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre Research Park, IIT Madras.

"Impacting Healthcare through Collaborative Technology Innovations"

11:00am

Coffee break

11:30am

Mr. Vivek De, Intel Fellow, Intel Corporation

"Challenges and Opportunities for Efficient & Scalable Neuromorphic Systems"

12:30pm

Lunch

Session Chair: Prof Partha Mitra, Crick-Clay Professor of Biomathematics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

2:00pm

Prof. Y Narahari, Department of Computer science and automation ,IISc Bangalore

"Neurocomputing and Data Science Research at IISc, Bangalore"

2:30pm

Prof. Vasant Honavar , Director, Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics,Pennsylvania State University

TBD

3:00pm

Prof. Atsushi Iriki, Head of Laboratory for Symbolic Cognitive Development at RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan

Re-unification of Western and Eastern Medicine through the aid of Computational Neuroscience

03:30pm

coffee break

04:00pm

Short talks - National and International Collaborations

05:00pm

Workshop wrap up




This workshop is being held in conjunction with a corresponding workshop on Computational Brain Research at the Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore (Jan 9-13, 2017).


http://events.csa.iisc.ernet.in/bcl2017/.


For any other queries: please Contact Ms Swetha Bhupathi @ swethabhupathi@alumni.iitm.ac.in
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