Winter Course on Machine Intelligence and Brain Research - 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

Center for Computational Neuroscience Workshop 2017

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


 

Center for Computational Brain Research Workshop 2016


Dates :
Jan 4 Monday - Jan 8 Friday, 2016
Venue :
IC & SR Conference Hall II (70 participants), IIT Madras
Goal :
The goal of the workshop is twofold: pedagogy ("neuroscience for engineers"), and outreach/community building.

| Schedule

  • Day 1 Monday, January 4

    Nervous System Architecture; The Visual System

    • 9:30-9:45 am: Opening Remarks: Bhaskar Ramamurthy, Director, IITM
    • 9:45-10:15 am: Workshop Introduction: Kris Gopalakrishnan
    • Session Chair: P S Kumar, CSE
    • 10:15-11:00 am: Computational Brain Research: A Two Way Street: Partha Mitra (CSHL, CCBR)
    • 11:00-11:30 am: coffee break
    • 11:30-12:30 pm: Nervous System Architecture: An Overview Mriganka Sur (MIT, CCBR)
    • 12:30-2:00pm: Lunch
    • Session Chair: Sukhendu Das, CSE
    • 2:00-3:00 pm: Visual System: Anatomy, Physiology and Behavior: Lecture 1: Trichur Vidyasagar (University of Melbourne)
    • 3:00-3:30 pm: Discussion
    • 3:30-4:00 pm: Coffee break
    • 4:00-5:00 pm: Visual System: Anatomy, Physiology and Behavior: Lecture 2: Trichur Vidyasagar (University of Melbourne)
    • 5:00-5:30 pm: Discussion

    IIT Madras - I& AR, 1st CCBR workshop Jan 2016- Inauguration

    IITM-IAR CCBR workshop 2016 - Shri. Kris Gopalakrishnan

    IIT Madras - I& AR, 1st CCBR workshop- Prof.Partha P Mithra

    IIT Madras - I& AR, 1st CCBR workshop - Prof.Mriganka Sur

    Trichur Vidyasagar Part 01

  • Day 2 Tuesday, January 5

    Machine Learning

    • Session Chair: Balaraman Ravindran, CSE
    • 10:00-11:00 am: Machine Learning: Shallow Architectures Mikhail Belkin (Ohio State University)
    • 11:00-11:30 am: Coffee break
    • 11:30-12:30 pm: Machine Learning: Deep (Multilayer) Architectures Ruslan Salakhudnikov (U Toronto) (Remote Presentation)
    • 12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch
    • Session Chair: Rajsekar Manokaran, CSE
    • 2:00-3:00 pm: Online and Reinforcement Learning: Balaraman Ravindran, IITM
    • 3:00-3:30 pm: Discussion on Machine Learning
    • 3:30-4:00 pm: Coffee break
    • 4:00-5:00 pm: Electron Microscopic Reconstruction of Neural Circuitry. Toufiq Parag (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia)
    • 5:00-6:00 pm: Neural computation: Theory Dmitry Chklovskii, Simons Center for Data Analysis

    IIT Madras- CCBR workshop- Prof.Mikhail Belkin

    IIT Madras- CCBR- Prof.Dmitry Chklovskii

    IIT Madras-CCBR workshop - Prof.Balaraman Ravindran

  • Day 3 Wednesday, January 6

    Hardware Architecture (Morning)

    • Session Chair: V Kamakoti, CSE
    • 10:00-11:00 am: Computer Hardware Architecture: How does Neuroscience fit in? Anand Raghunathan (Purdue, CCBR)
    • 11:00-11:30 pm: Coffee Break
    • 11:30-12:30 pm: Neuromorphic Computing with Nano-devices: Kaushik Roy (Purdue)
    • 12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch
    • Session Chair: Sutanu Chakraborty, CSE
    • 2:00-3:00 pm: Evolution of human intelligence through the triadic interaction of neural, cognitive and ecological niches: Atsushi Iriki (RIKEN, BSI Japan)

    Lab

    • 3:00-6:00 pm: Introduction to neuroanatomy and electrophysiology. Ramesh Rajan (Monash), Jitendra Sharma (MIT), Amal Bera (IITM)
  • Day 4 Thursday, January 7

    Neuro Theory; EM Circuit Reconstruction; Curriculum Development

    • Session Chair: Nitin Chandrachoodan, EE
    • 10:00-11:00 am: Channel Biophysics (Fred Sigworth, Yale)
    • 11:00-11:30 am: Coffee Break
    • 11:30am-12:30 pm: Single Neuron Biophysics, Hodgkin-Huxley (David Kleinfeld, UCSD)
    • 12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch
    • Session Chair: Hema Murthy, CSE
    • 2:00-3:00 pm: CCBR Research Talks: Hema Murthy, Sukhendu Das, Sutanu Chakraborty
    • 3:00-4:00 pm: Coffee break and Poster Session
    • 4:00-5:00 pm: Neuroscience Curriculum Development for IITs (Ramesh Rajan, Sukhendu Das, Srinivasa Chakravarthy)
    • Evening 6:30 pm: Workshop Reception and Dinner: Westin (Velachery)

    IITM-IAR- CCBR workshop 2016 - Prof.David Kleinfled

    IITM-IAR- CCBR workshop 2016 - Prof.David Kleinfled

    IITM-IAR CCBR workshop 2016 - Poster Session

    IITM-IAR- CCBR workshop 2016 -Prof. Fred Sigworth

  • Day 5 Friday, January 8

    Challenges and Opportunities: Industry, Medicine, Research Collaborations

    • Session Chair: R Nagarajan
    • 9:00-9:30 am: Why Computational Brain Research: Future Challenges to Software Development. Kris Gopalakrishnan
    • 9:30-10:30 am: Al Aho, Columbia University
    • 10:30-11:00 am: Gopi Katragadda, CTO Tata Sons
    • 11:00-11:30 am: Coffee Break
    • Session Chair: Krishnan Balasubramanian, ME
    • 11:30-12:30 am: Neuroscience and Engineering: Opportunities and Needs in Medicine:
      • 11:30-12:00 am: Mohansankar Sivaprakasan, IITM
      • 12:00-12:30 am: Pulkit Grover (Carnegie Mellon)
    • 12:30pm-2:00 pm: Lunch

    IITM-IAR CCBR workshop 2016 - Gopi Katragadda

    IITM-IAR CCBR workshop 2016 - Prof. Alfred Aho

    IITM-IAR CCBR workshop 2016 - Prof. Pulkit Grover

    Afternoon Session: Neuroscience in India; Collaboration Opportunities; Future Directions

    • Session Chair: Partha Mitra
    • Collaboration opportunities
    • 2:00-2:30 pm: Peter Littlewood, Director, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
    • 2:30-3:00 pm: Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, Center for Neuroscience, IISc Bangalore
    • 3:00-3:30 pm: Upinder Bhalla, NCBS, Bangalore
    • 3:30-4:00 pm: Coffee break
    • 4:00-5:00 pm: Future Directions; Workshop wrap-up
    • 5:00-5:30 pm: workshop wrap-up

    IITM-IAR CCBR workshop 2016 Prof. Peter Littlewood

    IITM-IAR CCBR workshop 2016 - Prof.Upinder Bhalla

    IITM-IAR CCBR workshop 2016 - Prof.Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath