Third Workshop on Brain, Computation, and Learning

Location: faculty hall

Third Workshop on Brain, Computation, and Learning

June 24 – 29, 2019

Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Sponsored by Pratiksha Trust and Indian Institute of Science

Call for Participation

Computational approaches to understanding brain function form an important and growing area of interdisciplinary research. These approaches and  associated techniques have acted as a melting pot for researchers from disparate disciplines to come together and address one of the grandest challenges of the 21st century. The grandness of the challenge and the requirement on diverse forms of expertise has deemed that such endeavors require synergistic interactions among neurobiologists and computer scientists.

Over the past two decades, neurobiologists have made significant conceptual advances in our understanding of the brain through technical breakthroughs that have yielded unprecedented opportunities to gather large-scale structural and functional data. Concurrently, computer scientists have developed exceptional tools to address questions in machine learning and data analytics, tools that are not only helpful in emulating brain function, but also are radically transforming many applications in information and communication technologies. This workshop on Brain Computation and Learning is aimed at creating a useful dialogue between neurobiologists and computer scientists and educating research students of each area with relevant topics of the other.

A prominent goal of this workshop is to promote synergistic interactions among neurobiologists and computer scientists. The workshop would allow young researchers to understand the diverse themes of research and appreciate the close relationships between these apparently distinct themes. This workshop is funded by a generous endowment from the Pratiksha Trust, which has been significantly promoting fundamental and translational neuroscience research within the country through the establishment of research centers and chair professorships at IISc Bangalore and IIT Madras.


Anirvan Nandy, Yale University
Arvind Kumar, KTH, Stockholm
Baranidharan Raman, Washington University, St Louis
Chetan Singh Thakur, IISc
Julian Jara-Ettinger, Yale University
Kishore Kuchibhota, Johns Hopkins University
Maneesh Sahani, University College of London
Mark van Rossum, University of Nottingham
Mayank Mehta, University of California, Los Angeles
Pulkit Agarwal, University of California, Berkeley
Sachin Deshmukh, IISc
Shantanu Chakrabartty, Washington University, St Louis
Siddharth Barman, IISc
Srikanth Padmala, IISc
Stephen David, Oregon Health & Science University
Vasant Honavar, Penn State University
Vatsala Thiruamali, NCBS
Vinay Namboodiri, IIT Kanpur
Vineet Balasubramanian, IIT Hyderabad

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Registration deadline: April 30, 2019
Results Announcement: May 15, 2019

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