This workshop was held at SAMSI in RTP. It was by invitation only.
Optical imaging is widely considered the most promising technology to achieve the aims of the BRAIN initiative. New indicators of neural activity are being developed every year, and imaging technology improves continually. These data will revolutionize neuroscience, just as microarrays revolutionized genomics, and should be similarly fruitful as a stimulus to innovation in statistics. Nevertheless there are almost no statisticians currently working with these data, both because these data are unfamiliar and are harder to access. This workshop would aim to introduce many statisticians to these data and present the major issues at present and expected in the near future.
The objectives are to introduce statisticians to the characteristics of optical technologies and to the kinds of statistical questions that are pressing now and may be appearing in the near future and to stimulate discussion about promising approaches to the largely unsolved statistical challenges of the new high-throughput optical data.
Questions: email CCNS@samsi.info
Schedule and Supporting Media
Monday, February 1, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016