Columbia Workshop on Brain Circuits, Memory and Computation

BCMC 2017

Monday and Tuesday, March 13-14, 2017

Center for Neural Engineering and Computation

Columbia University, New York, NY 10027


The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers interested in developing executable models of neural computation/processing of the brain of model organisms. Of interest are models of computation that consist of elementary units of processing using brain circuits and memory elements. Elementary units of computation/processing include population encoding/decoding circuits with biophysically-grounded neuron models, non-linear dendritic processors for motion detection/direction selectivity, spike processing and pattern recognition neural circuits, movement control and decision-making circuits, etc. Memory units include models of spatio-temporal memory circuits, circuit models for memory access and storage, etc. A major aim of the workshop is to explore the integration of various sensory and control circuits in higher brain centers.

A Fruit Fly Brain Hackathon is being conducted in conjunction with the workshop. Workshop participants are welcome to attend the hackathon.

Organizer and Program Chair

Aurel A. Lazar, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University.


Registration is free but all participants have to register. Thank you!

Lodging and Directions to Venue

Please follow this link for lodging details and directions to the hotel and venue.

Program Overview (Confirmed Speakers)

Dinu Florin Albeanu, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

Vijay Balasubramanian, Department of Physics, University of Pennsylvania.

Albert Cardona, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA.

Ann-Shyn Chiang, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Barry Dickson, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA.

Anmo J. Kim, Rockefeller University, New York.

Konrad Kording, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

Kathrine Nagel, NYU Medical School.

Gerald Rubin, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA.

Marion Silies, European Neuroscience Institute, Göttingen.

Andreas S. Thum, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz.

Tim Volgels, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford University.

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