Machine Intelligence and Brain Research
Winter Course/Workshop on Computational Brain Research at IIT Madras


Dates :

Jan 2 Tuesday - Jan 7 Sunday, 2018


Venue :
IC & SR Main Hall and Conference Hall II, IIT Madras

The Center for Computational Brain Research (CCBR) at IIT Madras:

The CCBR is an interdisciplinary center at IIT Madras focused on a two-way interchange between neuroscience and engineering.

The CCBR-IITM is comprised of faculty across several departments on campus and three visiting chair professors (Partha P Mitra, CSHL; Anand Raghunathan, Purdue; and Mriganka Sur, MIT).

The 2018 winter course is being held in conjunction with a corresponding workshop on Computational Brain Research at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Jan 8-12, 2018).

The workshop component of the course will consists of pedagogical lectures and tutorials by invited speakers, foster national and international collaborations in the subject area, and will have a poster session (a call for poster abstracts will follow). An outreach component of the workshop will include participants from the computer industry and medical research.

Schedule for the CCBR Workshop 2018

Tuesday, Jan 2

10:00am

Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras

“Opening Remarks”

10:15am

Prof. Partha Mitra
Crick-Clay Professor of Biomathematics, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
H N Mahabala Chair at CCBR, IIT Madras

“Workshop Introduction;
Brain Circuits and Machine Intelligence”

11:30am

Coffee break

12:00pm

Prof. Mriganka Sur
Professor of Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
NR Narayana Murthy Chair at CCBR, IIT Madras

“The neural architecture of cognition”

01:00pm

Lunch

02:00pm

Prof Paul R Martin,
University of Sydney, Australia

“The first steps in visual processing: retina and subcortical vision, and an introduction to color vision”

03:30pm

Coffee break

06:00pm

Prof. VS Ramachandran,
Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego.

" Embodied brains and disembodied minds " What neurology can tell us about human nature

Wednesday, Jan 3

09:30 am

Prof. Jonathan Victor,
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, USA

“ Visual System Computations: Initial Cortical Stages”

10:30 am

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

“ Visual brain's bottom-up and top-down processes underlying feature maps and focal attention ”

11:30 am

Coffee Break

12:00 pm

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

“ Classical Machine vision”

01:00 pm

Lunch

02:00 pm

Prof. Kaushik Mitra,
Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras

“Modern Machine Vision”

03:30 pm

Coffee Break

04:00 pm

Prof. Peter Strick,
University of Pittsburgh, USA

“Neuroanatomy of the Peripheral Nervous system”

Thursday, Jan 4

09:30 am

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

“Hardware in Machine Learning “

10:30 am

Dr. Narayan Srinivasa
Eta Compute, USA

“Energy Efficient Learning for Edge Devices “

11:30 am

Coffee Break

12:00 pm

Prof Jonathan Fritz
University of Maryland, USA

“Neurobiology of Auditory system”

01:00 pm

Lunch

02:00 pm

Prof. Hema Murthy,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras /
Prof. Umesh,
Department of Electrical Engg, IIT Madras

“Machine Learning in Audition”

03:30 pm

Coffee Break

04:00 pm

Brain Anatomy and Physiology Lab
Dr. Jaikishan Jayakumar, CCBR-IIT Madras

Friday, Jan 5

09:30 am

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

“Reinforcement Learning”

10:30 am

Prof. Adam Kepecs,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

“Neurobiology of Learning”

11:30 am

Coffee Break

12:00 pm

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

“Evolution of social vocal communication in primate brain”

01:00 pm

Lunch

02:00 pm

Prof. Mikhail Belkin,
University of Ohio, USA

“Shallow networks”

03:00 pm

Coffee break

03:30 pm

A/Prof. Sutanu Chakraborti,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras

“Natural Language Processing”

07:30 pm

Banquet Dinner, Westin (Velachery)

Saturday, Jan 6

01:00 pm

Lunch

02:00 pm

Prof. Saikat Chatterjee,
Department of Information Science and Engineering, KTH EE School, Sweden

“Challenges in designing large neural networks”

03:30 pm

Coffee break

04:00 pm

A/Prof. Mitesh Khapra,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras

“Machine Learning in Natural Language Processing”

Sunday, Jan 7

10:00 am

Computer Lab/ Project +Assignment

01:00 pm

Lunch

02:00 pm

Poster Session

05:00 pm

Workshop wrap up



For any other queries: please Contact Ms Swetha Bhupathi @ ccbriitmadras@gmail.com
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