We invite advanced master students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral researchers to participate in the BNNI 2018 to be held at the Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Ventspils, Latvia in June 2018.
The course is interdisciplinary and covers modeling at different levels of organization of the brain. Additionally this year's training course is planned more diverse and will include also EEG/SEEG signal processing techniques as well as forward and inverse modeling of the brain. Finally the participants will be introduced to various basic aspects of deep learning in order to answer following questions:
- How to choose an algorithm?
- How to prepare the data?
- How to train and deploy the model?
Participants will learn about Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) and Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs).
The course combines lectures, tutorials and computer exercises. This summer school is the sixth in the series of the Baltic-Nordic Courses on Neuroinformatics (BNNI 2013 in Kaunas, Lithuania; BNNI 2014 in Tampere, Finland; BNNI 2015 in Tartu, Estonia; BNNI 2016 in Warsaw, Poland; BNNI 2017 in Kaunas, Lithuania).
- BNNI 2013 in Kaunas, Lithuania
- BNNI 2014 in Tampere, Finland
- BNNI 2015 in Tartu, Estonia
- BNNI 2016 in Warsaw, Poland
- BNNI 2017 in Kaunas, Lithuania
The target audience of the course will be advanced master students, doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers in biomedical and technology sciences, from medicine, biology, psychology, to mathematics, informatics, information technology, physics, chemistry, who would like to get an introduction to neuroinformatics and computational neuroscience. Some experience with programming and quantitative reasoning as well as strong interest in computational and mathematical modeling of the brain will be desirable but not necessary to benefit from the school. Last year we had participants from 14 countries all over the world!
Marja-Leena Linne, Tampere University of Technology, Finland; The Human Brain Project
Bruce Graham, University of Stirling, UK
Daniel Wojcik, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland
Arnd Roth, University College London, UK
Peter Jedlicka, NeuroScience Center, Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany
Gaute Einevoll, UiO Department of Physics The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Norway
Ausra Saudargiene, Neuroscience Institute, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, and Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
Radu Ranta, CRAN, University of Lorraine, France
Louis Maillard, CHRU Hôpital central - Nancy, CRAN, University of Lorraine, France
Janis Hofmanis, Smart Technology Research Center, Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Ventspils, Latvia
We are looking forward to welcome you at the BNNI 2018 in Ventspils, Latvia!
Photos: courtesy of Dr. Silvija Jankeviciute,
Laboratory for Research of Pharmacological Regulation of Pathological Processes and Drug Metabolism, Neuroscience Institute, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania