2015-16: CCNS: Mathematics of Neural Networks and Neural Codes: March 9-11, 2016: Schedule

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

9:00-9:15 Registration
9:15-9:30 Opening Remarks
Morning Session – Recurrent Neural Networks
9:30-10:00 Chris Hillar, Univ. of California, SF and Berkeley
Overview of Network Models (Discrete, Rate, Spiking)
10:00-11:00 Carina Curto, Penn State University
Dynamics of Threshold-Linear Networks
11:00-12:00 Brent Doiron, University of Pittsburgh
Dynamics of Spiking Networks
12:00 Chris Hillar, Univ. of California, SF and Berkeley
Fitting Recurrent Networks
1:00-2:30 Lunch
Afternoon session – Algebra and Topology of Neural Codes
2:30-3:00 Carina Curto, Penn State University
Overview of Topology in Neuroscience
3:00-4:00 Chad Guisti, University of Pennsylvania
Topological Analysis of Neural Correlations
4:00-5:00 Vladimir Itskov, Penn State University
Convex Neural Codes
5:00-6:00 Nora Youngs, Harvey Mudd College
Algebraic Analysis of Neural Codes Using the Neural Ring

Thursday, March 10, 2016

9:30-10:30 Discussion of Network-related Research Projects
(Led by Carina Curto, Brent Doiron, Chris Hillar)
10:30-1:00 Collaborative Research Time
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Discussion of Topology-Related Research Projected
(led by Chad Guisto and Vladimir Itskov)
3:00-5:30 Collaborative Research Time

Friday, March 11, 2016

9:30-12:00 Research Sessions
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Collaborative Research Time
3:00 Workshop Adjourns