Wednesday, February 29, 2012

[Comp-neuro] AREADNE 2012 -- 2nd Call for Abstracts

Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles
Nomikos Conference Center, Santorini, Greece
21-24 June 2012


We are please to announce solicitation of abstracts for poster
presentation at AREADNE 2012, 21-24 June 2012, our fourth meeting to
be held at the Nomikos Conference Centre in Santorini, Greece.
Continuing with the same highly successful format, AREADNE 2012 will
bring scientific leaders from around the world to present their
theoretical and experimental work on the functioning of neuronal
ensembles. The meeting will provide an informal yet spectacular
setting in which attendees can discuss their recent ideas and
discoveries, with a relaxed pace that emphasizes interaction.

Please see the Call for Abstracts for additional details, including
links for templates, at

Submissions are due by 14 March 2012; notifications will be provided
by 11 April 2012. We strongly encourage potential attendees to submit
an abstract as poster presenters have registration priority.

For information about the conference, please refer to the main web page

or send email to us at

We hope to see you in Santorini!

Dr. J. S. Pezaris
AREADNE 2012 Co-Chair
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114, USA
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[Comp-neuro] PhD Summer School in Machine Learning

PhD Summer School in Machine Learning

August 13 - 17, 2012 (both days included)
DTU Informatics, Technical University of Denmark,

We hereby invite you to participate in the PhD Summer School on Machine Learning that will take place at the Technical University of Denmark.

The course will consist of lectures given by invited speakers with expertise in machine learning as well as members of the research groups at DTU Informatics. The course will cover key topics in machine learning including Bayesian parametric and non-parametric inference, optimization, low rank approximations and kernel methods.

Confirmed invited Speakers:

Aki Vehtari, Aalto University
Ryota Tomioka, University of Tokyo

Further information regarding the summer school, including list of invited speakers and program, can be found on our webpage:

For registration, please contact: Marian Solrun Adler

We hope to see you at the campus of the Technical University of Denmark!

The organizers,
Morten Mørup, Lars Kai Hansen, Mikkel N. Schmidt and Ole Winther
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[Comp-neuro] Open Position on the PhD Level: Forschungszentrum Jülich, INM-6, Germany

Dear colleagues,

I'd like to announce a call for PhD student in Forschungszentrum Jülich,
Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6), Jülich, Germany.
Those who are interested in this offer, please contact Prof. Sonja Grün
( with the application material described below.

Junji Ito

Open Position on the PhD Level

A PhD position is available in a BMBF-funded research project "Impact of
top-down influence on visual processing during free viewing: multi-scale
analysis of multi-area massively parallel recordings of the visual
pathway". This project is in the framework of Strategic Japanese‐German
Cooperative Research Program on Computational Neuroscience jointly
funded by JST and BMBF. As the German part of the project team, the
group of Prof. Sonja Grün in INM-6 for Computational and Systems
Neuroscience is seeking an outstanding PhD candidate highly motivated to
work on the analysis of massively parallel recordings (spikes and local
field potentials) from monkey visual cortices.

Applicants should primarily have background(s) in computational
neuroscience, physics, mathematics or related areas. Good programming
skills in Python, MATLAB or C/C++ are preferable. The position is open
from April of 2012, and the project will last for 3 years. This project
will be conducted under a tight collaboration with Japanese experimental
and theoretical partners (Prof. Hiroshi Tamura, Osaka Univ.; Prof.
Shigeru Shinomoto, Kyoto Univ.), including annual progress meetings and
associated long-term work stays in Japan (for a month). Applicants
should enjoy this interdisciplinary and international research
environment. The working place will be INM-6 for Computational and
Systems Neuroscience, which is a part of the Institute of Neuroscience
and Medicine (INM) in Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany. The working
language will be English.

The call remains open until the position is filled. If you are
interested please contact with your electronic CV,
list of publication (if applicable), letters of reference, research
interests and a statement of motivation.

Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
52425 Juelich
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Juelich
Eingetragen im Handelsregister des Amtsgerichts Dueren Nr. HR B 3498
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinDir Dr. Karl Eugen Huthmacher
Geschaeftsfuehrung: Prof. Dr. Achim Bachem (Vorsitzender),
Karsten Beneke (stellv. Vorsitzender), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bolt,
Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt

Kennen Sie schon unsere app?
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

[Comp-neuro] Biophysics and Computation in Neurons and Networks Summer Course



Biophysics and Computation

in Neurons and Networks

Directors: David W. Tank and Michael Berry, Princeton University


Course Date: June 17 – July 14, 2012

Location: Princeton University

Application Deadline: April 1, 2012

Application Forms:


This new course, supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, targets students with training in the physical sciences, mathematics or engineering who seek an introduction to the concepts and research methodologies of modern neuroscience. No previous training in biology is required. Topics covered will range from cellular biophysics to systems neuroscience, including particularly imaging methods for the study of single neurons, networks of neurons and human brain dynamics during execution of behavioral computations. The course will be unique in its focus on neural dynamics at several scales of complexity – cells, circuits, intact brains – and the combination of didactic lectures and laboratory exercises, including cellular biophysics, synaptic interactions and plasticity in neuronal networks, and fMRI imaging of targeted brain regions in human subjects. The capstone of this course will be one-week student-designed research projects integrating concepts and methodologies encountered during the initial formal lectures and laboratory exercises. Course work will include morning lectures and tutorials and laboratory exercises selected to complement and extend the themes presented in morning lectures.

[Comp-neuro] postdocs in neuromorphic language processing

Post-doctoral Research Fellows (BABEL Project) - 3 Posts

Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems, Cognition Institute, Plymouth University, UK

The Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems at Plymouth University (UK) is seeking three post-doctoral research fellows for a period of up to 48 months to work on the EPSRC funded collaborative project "BABEL: Bio-inspired Architecture for Brain Embodied Language"

The three posts will respectively focus on:

Postdoc RF1: You will carry out research on neuro-robotics and cognitive robotics experiments. A PhD in Computer science, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence or allied disciplines is required. Excellent programming skills are essential. Knowledge of computational neuroscience and/or human-robot interaction research is a desirable skill.

Postdoc RF2: You will carry out research on computational neuroscience (e.g. spiking neural networks). A PhD in Computer science, Neuroscience, Robotics, or allied disciplines is required. Computational neuroscience skills are essential. Cognitive neuroscience knowledge is a desirable skill.

Postdoc RF3: You will carry out research on computational neuroscience and brain imaging. A PhD Computer science, Neuroscience, Psychology or allied disciplines is required. Experience related brain imaging of language and combined computational/cognitive neuroscience is desirable.

All three posts are fixed-term for 4 years working 37 hours per week, with a start date of 1 June 2012 (or as soon as possible after this date, subject to negotiation).

You will be working collaboratively as part of a larger inter-disciplinary research team at the School of Computing and Mathematics, and the School of Psychology, under the supervision of Professor Angelo Cangelosi, Dr Thomas Wennekers, Professor Sue Denham and Professor Friedemann Pulvermueller. You will also collaborate with the other partners in the BABEL consortium, such as Professor Steve Furber and Dr David Lester (Manchester University) and Pulvermueller's lab at Free University Berlin. The research fellows might be required to travel for project meetings and between partners' sites. For informal enquiry, email<>

Recruitment and selection will be based on individual merit, however, we should particularly like to encourage applications from women, black and minority ethnic who are under-represented in the Faculty of Technology.

Job reference : A2465
Application closing date : 22/03/2012
Salary : £31020 to £31948 pa - Grade 7

Application deadline : 22 March 2012

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[Comp-neuro] Two Lecturer / Senior Lecturer positions in computational neuroscience, Plymouth University, UK

Plymouth University (UK) is advertising two permanent positions for people with research expertise in computational neuroscience, and/or cognitive robotics or artificial intelligence.


One post is at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level (respectively Assistant/Associate Professor), and this is specifically allocated to the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems.


The second post is at Lecturer level and this is for any areas of research in the School of Computing and Mathematics, and for which we also particularly welcome applicants from the field of computational neuroscience and/or cognitive robotics, artificial intelligence, as in first post.


Both post holders are expected to contribute to teaching computer science subjects. Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics are considered research topics of software engineering in the UK (hence the focus in the title on software eng). We recommend that you apply for both posts, explaining in the cover letter that you can contribute to teaching in computing and software engineering, and that your research contributes to the CRNS Centre.  


For informal enquiry, please email . Application deadline is 9 March 2012. See here for online application .


Roman Borisyuk, DSc, PhD

Professor of Computational Neuroscience

School of Computing and Mathematics

University of Plymouth

A224, Portland Sq

Plymouth, PL4 8AA


Phone: +44 (0) 1752 584949




Monday, February 27, 2012

[Comp-neuro] PhD position MPI Leipzig

*PhD Position*

*Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig*

The Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig
and the Integrated Research and Treatment Centre Adiposity Diseases,
University Clinic Leipzig are offering a PhD studentship in the Junior
Research Group "Computational modelling of reward-related and decision
making processes in the human brain".

The research group investigates decision making and reward-related processes
in the context of obesity, combining structural and functional magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) with computational modelling and behavioural assessment.

Research will be conducted at the MPI in Leipzig, an internationally leading
centre for cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging. The institute offers a
multidisciplinary and very international environment with excellent research
facilities and infrastructure including a 7T and several 3T MRI scanners.

The successful candidate holds a university degree (Masters or equivalent) in
Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Biology, Computer Science,
Mathematics, or Engineering and has strong interests in neuro-scientific research.
Prior experiences in the fields of neuroimaging and/or cognitive modelling as
well as programming skills are of advantage. The candidate should have a solid
background in statistics. Proficiency in oral and written English is required.

The position is available for three years, starting May 1st 2012. Salary is based
on the German public service regulations (E13/2, TV-L). The call will remain
open until the position is filled.

Applications should be sent as a single PDF email attachment to quoting reference number "K7-06". Complete
Applications include cover letter, CV, and copies of university degree and
additional certificates.

The MPI and University Clinic Leipzig are equal opportunity employers. In order
to increase the proportion of female staff members, applications from female
scientists are particularly encouraged. Handicapped applicants with equal
qualification are preferred.

For informal inquiries contact:

Dr. Jane Neumann
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences



Jane Neumann

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stephanstrasse 1a
D-04103 Leipzig, Germany

phone: +49-(0)341-9940-2621

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[Comp-neuro] 2nd International Conference on Neural Field Theory

2nd International Conference on Neural Field Theory
University of Reading, April 19 - 21, 2012

Organised by Stephen Coombes, Peter beim Graben, Roland Potthast and Douglas Saddy

Local Organizing Committee: Kelly Sloan, Natalie Lowery and Alexander Moodey

Neural Computation and Neural Field Theory is a growing and very active area of research with important applications in medicine and technology. Activities range from the simulation of individual neurons to numerical treatment of neural field equations, from modeling and identification of cognitive and psychological processes in a neural environment to building natural or artificial devices. The community includes researchers from medicine, psychology, physics, mathematics and engineering, where ideas from different fields lead to a truly interdisciplinary and highly catalyzing environment.  On this background the Reading Conferences on Neural Field Theory contribute to the further development and shaping of the community by bringing together well-known and young researchers in an inspiring mixture of tutorials, special sessions and invited talks by leaders in the field.

Plenary speakers include Bard Ermentrout (Pittsburgh), Olivier Faugeras (INRIA), Victor Jirsa (Marseille), Ingo Bojak (Birmingham), Will Penny (UCL) and Ying Zheng (Sheffield)

Special Sessions include:
Special Solutions to Neural Field Equations (Anna Oleynik/John Wyller, UMB Norway)
Stochastic Methods in Neural Field Theory (Evelyn Buckwar/Martin Riedler, University of Linz, Austria)
Dynamics and Cognition (Dimitris Pinotsis, UCL, United Kingdom)
Cognitive Modelling (Peter beim Graben / Gregor Schöner, Berlin/Bochum, Germany)
Quantitative Applications of NFT (Peter Robinson, Sydney, Australia)

Open Tutorials (Thursday):
1. Peter beim Graben: Modeling and Physical Background of Neural Field Theory
2. Stephen Coombes: The Mathematics of Neural Field Theory
3. Roland Potthast: Cognitive Modeling and Inverse Methods for Neural Field Theory

Participants need to REGISTER NOW! Titles for talks and abstracts should be sent to Natalie Lowery, or Alexander Moodey before March 21, 2012!

Stephen Coombes
Professor of Applied Mathematics

School of Mathematical Sciences
Nottingham, UK

Tel:  0115 846 7836
Fax: 0115 951 3837


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[Comp-neuro] Call For Proposals of Workshops at ISMIS'12

<< Call For ** Workshop Proposals ** at ISMIS'12 (Dec 2012, Macau) >>


20th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems


ISMIS is an established and prestigious conference for exchanging the latest research results in building intelligent systems for diverse application areas. It focuses on AI solutions to problems that are complex to be solved through conventional approaches and that require the simulation of intelligent thought processes, heuristics and applications of knowledge, as well as integration of them.


The Programme Committee of ISMIS'12 invites proposals for workshops to be held within the main conference December 4-7, 2012 at Macau.


ISMIS'12 workshops are to provide a forum for sharing cutting-edge and novel intelligent systems research works. The emphasis should be on novelty and thus works with novel ideas but only preliminary results as support in principle should also be welcome and encouraged. The theme of the proposed workshop can be focusing on i) novel and non-conventional methodologies to enable intelligent systems for solving complex problems, ii) intelligent systems applying to a specific areas of real-world problems which are of high important to human kind in this era (e.g., healthcare, education), iii) intelligent systems specially designed for running on newly emerging computing platform (e.g., GPU, smart phones), or other dimensions of focus (either theoretical or applied) which are emerging in the field of intelligent systems and worth more discussion among researchers as well as participants from industry.


The workshop organizers will be responsible for advertising the workshop, forming the program committees, reviewing and selecting the papers, and ensuring a high quality of the workshop programme. Also, the workshop organizers should ensure the presence of authors of accepted papers at the workshops. Optionally, the workshop can include invited talks and/or a panel discussion.


Workshops may be full-day or half-day. A full-day workshop should select 10-14 regular papers, while a half-day workshop should select 5-7 regular papers, from a large number of submissions. The workshop organizers can make their own decisions on paper length but it is recommended that the author should follow the Springer formatting style which can be found at There will NOT be a proceeding prepared for the workshops, and thus the workshop organizers are expected to maintain a web site with the accepted papers posted there. In addition, authors of selected workshop papers will be invited (after the workshop) to extend their papers for the consideration of publishing in a book in ** Springer's Studies in Computational Intelligence series **.


<< Workshop Proposal Submission >>


Workshop organizers should submit their proposals (PDF) directly to the Workshop Chair via e-mail.


Workshop proposals should include the following elements:

-              "[ISMIS 2012 Workshop Proposal]" as email subject

-              Title of the workshop

-              Names of workshop organizers, affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address

-              Short CV of organizers

-              Description of the topics of the workshop (not exceeding 200 words)

-              Type of the workshop (full-day or half-day)

-              Description of how the workshop contributes to Intelligent Systems field

-              Description on how the workshop will be advertised

-              Information about previous offerings of the proposed workshop.


<< Important Dates >>


Workshop proposal submission: April 10, 2012

Notification to workshop proposers: April 30, 2012

Workshop paper submissions: July 25, 2012

Notification of Workshop paper acceptance: August 1, 2012

Workshops: December 4, 2012


<< Workshop Chair >>


Feel free to contact the Workshop Chair for more information.


William K. Cheung (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China,



Dr. William K. Cheung

Associate Professor

CS Dept, Hong Kong Baptist University

Tel: (+852) 3411-5965  Fax: (+852) 3411-7892


[Comp-neuro] Final Deadline for SAB 2012 Odense is 20th March

Following from a number of requests for extensions and the delay of
other conferences' deadlines to be close to ours, we have decided to
delay the deadline for submission to SAB 2012 to 20th March 2012.
This is the final deadline -- there will be no further extensions!

We encourage you to submit a paper; we thank those who already have,
and observe that you may amend/improve your submission if you wish.



The 12th International Conference on the SIMULATION OF ADAPTIVE
27-31 August 2012, Odense, Denmark

Conference Chairs: John Hallam, Christian Balkenius, Tom Ziemke
Local Organizers : John Hallam, Vibeke Nielsen


Paper submission deadline, March 20th, 2012
Call for workshop deadline, April 2nd, 2012
Conference dates, August 28th-30th, 2012
Workshop dates, August 27th and 31st, 2012

The objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring
together researchers in computer science, artificial intelligence,
alife, control, robotics, neurosciences, ethology, evolutionary
biology, and related fields so as to further our understanding of the
behaviors and underlying mechanisms that allow natural and artificial
animals to adapt and survive in uncertain environments. The conference
will focus on experiments with well-defined models --- robot models,
computer simulation models, mathematical models --- designed to help
characterize and compare various organizational principles or
architectures underlying adaptive behavior in real animals and in
synthetic agents, the animats.

Further information on topics etc. can be found on the conference web
site at


John Hallam, Christian Balkenius, Tom Ziemke

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

[Comp-neuro] CFP: 10th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control - CONTROLO'12

Dear Researcher,


It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 10th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control – CONTROLO’12, to be held in Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal, from 16 to 18 of July 2012.

The conference is organized by University of Madeira and APCA the Portuguese Association of Automatic Control which is the national member of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).


Contributions are welcome in both theoretical developments and practical implementations in all areas involving systems and control. Such topics include, but are not limited to:


* Adaptive control

* Aerospace control

* Agricultural processes

* Automotive control

* Behavioral systems

* Biotechnological and environmental systems

* Control applications

* Control architectures

* Control education

* Control technology, sensors and actuators

* Control teaching

* Control theory

* Discrete-event systems

* Distributed control

* Emerging control technologies

* Fault-tolerant control

* Fuzzy and neuro-fuzzy systems

* Genetic algorithms

* Hardware for control systems

* Hybrid systems

* Industrial automation

* Industrial networking

* Instrumentation

* Linear and nonlinear control

* Manufacturing systems and scheduling

* Marine control

* Mechatronics

* Modeling, simulation and identification

* Networked Fault Tolerant Control

* Neural networks

* Optimal control

* Process control

* Real time systems architectures

* Remote control (web)

* Remote Laboratories in Control Education

* Renewable energy

* Robotics and automation

* Robust control

* Sensors

* Smart structures control

* Stochastic control

* Transportation systems

* Virtual Laboratories

* Wireless Applications


Special Session proposals are also welcome and must be received by the 1st of December.


The important dates of the conference are:


Submission:     15 March 2012

Notification:      1 May 2012

Camera Ready: 15 May 2012

Registration:     15 May 2012

Conference:      16-18 July 2012


The organizing committee:

Morgado Dias, University of Madeira

Paula Castilho, University of Madeira

Glória Cravo, University of Madeira

Dionísio Barros, University of Madeira

Pedro Campos, University of Madeira

Lina Brito, University of Madeira
Eduardo Marques, University of Madeira

Nuno Ferreira, University of Madeira

Tiago Meireles, University of Madeira



Web Site:



Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CfP.
Com os melhores cumprimentos,

Com os melhores cumprimentos,

Morgado Dias

Universidade da Madeira

Morgado Dias

Electrónica e Telecomunicações
Pró-Reitor da Universidade da Madeira 


Tel.: 291-705307

10th CONTROLO July 2012 Funchal

Friday, February 24, 2012

[Comp-neuro] CNS*2012 Abstract submission: LAST 3 DAYS (Feb 27)

Organization for Computational Neurosciences
2885 Sanford Ave SW #15359
Grandville, MI 49418
We apologize of you receive multiple copies of this message.


Twenty-First Annual International Computational Neuroscience Conference

Main conference: July 22-24, 2012
Tutorials: July 21, 2012
Workshops: July 25-26, 2012

Atlanta/Decatur, Georgia, USA

Conference theme: "Computational Neuroethology"


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 27, 2012 (11 PM Pacific Time, USA)


CNS*2012 will be held in Atlanta/Decatur, Georgia, USA, on July 21-26, 2012.
The meeting will kick off with a day of tutorials and an evening welcome
reception on Saturday, July 21. The main meeting of CNS*2012 will follow on
July 22-24, after which will come two days of workshops on July 25-26.

The tutorials, main meeting and workshops will be held at Agnes Scott College
located in Decatur, a small town with a lot of American charm connected by
metro to Atlanta and its international airport.

Submissions can include experimental, model-based, as well as more abstract
theoretical approaches to understanding neurobiological computation. We
especially encourage research that mixes experimental and theoretical studies.
We also accept papers that describe new technical approaches to theoretical and
experimental issues in computational neuroscience or relevant software


Don Edwards, Georgia State University, USA

Malcolm MacIver, Northwestern University, USA

Barbara Webb, University of Edinburgh, UK




A Call for workshops appeared in a separate announcement. See for updates on workshops.


Submissions to the meeting should take the form of a formatted abstract.

Submission instructions, submission website, and a full description of the
review process are at

Authors wishing to give an oral presentation are required also to submit a
1-3-page summary (for the OCNS reviewers only) describing the nature, scope and
main results of the work in more detail. The summaries will be reviewed to
construct the oral program. All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail.

After acceptance the presenting author has to register for the meeting before
the abstract will be included in the program or online publication. Presenting
authors can submit maximum one abstract except for OCNS members who can submit
two abstracts.


The formatted abstracts will again be published as a Supplement to the online
journal BMC Neuroscience. The supplement is citable, indexed by PubMed, and
open access.

At least one author must register for CNS*2012 by the early registration
deadline of May 31, 2012 for the abstract to be published and included in the
program book. Abstracts from previous CNS meetings are available at


A limited number of merit based travel grants, awarded based on review of
abstracts and 1-3 page summaries by the program committee, will be available to
students and postdocs. Women and underrepresented minorities in science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines are particularly
encouraged to apply. Applications will be due February 29, 2012. See
instructions for requesting travel awards at

Recipients of travel grants will be notified by May 5, 2012.

Student posters presented at CNS*2012 will also be judged for prizes awarded at
the meeting.

The CNS*2012 meeting is organized by the Organization for Computational
Neurosciences, Inc.

President: Erik De Schutter (OIST, Japan and U Antwerp, Belgium)

Program chair: Astrid Prinz (Emory U, USA)

Local organizers: Ronald L. Calabrese (Emory University), Gennady Cymbalyuk
(Georgia State University), Robert Butera (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Workshop Organizers: Alex Dimitrov (Washington State University, USA) and
Volker Steuber (U Hertfordshire, UK)

Tutorials Organizers: Markus Diesmann (Research Center Jlich, Germany) and
Bruce Graham (University of Stirling, UK)

Travel Awards administrator: Jeanette Kotaleski (Royal Inst of Tech, Stockholm,
Sweden) and Maurice Chacron (McGill University, Canada)

Program Committee:

Astrid Prinz (Emory U, USA; Chair)

Jean-Marc Fellous (U Arizona, USA; Publication Chair)

Netta Cohen (U Leeds, UK)

Gennady Cymbalyuk (Georgia State U, USA)

Andrew Davison (UNIC, France)

Thomas Nowotny (U Sussex, UK)

Duane Nykamp (U Minnesota, USA)

Simon Schultz (Imperial College, UK)

Peggy Series (U Edinburgh, UK)
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[Comp-neuro] Brain Corporation: Neuroscience Programmer (2 jobs)

Brain Corporation in San Diego, CA, seeks to hire a number of scientific programmers to implement novel algorithms inspired by the studies of the nervous system, with applications to sensory processing, motor control, and autonomous navigation.

Submit your CV/resume to Dr. Eugene M. Izhikevich [jobs AT]. In your cover letter, please address the following requirements.

- exceptional programming skills in C/C++, PYTHON, or MATLAB
- experience working in a collaborative environment
- clear communication skills
- PhD in science or engineering

Practical experience in computational neuroscience, spiking network modeling,  or robotics will be an advantage.

The employee compensation package includes stock options, matching 401k retirement contributions, and annual performance-based bonuses.

[Comp-neuro] Brain Corporation: Software Engineer (2 jobs)

Brain Corporation in San Diego, CA, has openings for software engineers to build and maintain a high-performance computational platform for large-scale simulations of brain models. 

Submit your CV/resume to Dr. Eugene M. Izhikevich [jobs AT]. In your cover letter, please address the following requirements.

- exceptional programming skills in C/C++, PYTHON, or MATLAB
- outstanding ability in troubleshooting and maintaining complex systems
- experience working in software development teams
- solid organizational, documentation, and multitasking skills,
- at least MS degree in science or engineering

Practical experience in computational neuroscience, neural network modeling, or GPUs will be an advantage.

The employee compensation package includes stock options, matching 401k retirement contributions, and annual performance-based bonuses.

[Comp-neuro] Brain Corporation: Visual System (3 jobs)

Three full-time vision neuroscience positions are available immediately at Brain Corporation, San Diego, CA, to develop a biologically detailed spiking model of the mammalian visual system.

Submit your CV/resume and relevant papers to Dr. Eugene M. Izhikevich [jobs AT]. In your cover letter, please address the following requirements.

We are seeking candidates who are exceptionally good in any two of the following three areas:
(1) knowledge of the visual system beyond standard textbooks,
(2) published record of research on spiking networks, spike-timing dynamics, and STDP,
(3) excellent programming skills in C/C++, PYTHON or MATLAB.

The employee compensation package includes stock options, matching 401k retirement contributions, and annual performance-based bonuses.

[Comp-neuro] Brain Corporation: Motor Control (more than 10 jobs)

A number of full-time positions are available immediately in computational modeling of sensorimotor control at Brain Corporation, San Diego, CA.

Submit your CV/resume and relevant papers to Dr. Eugene M. Izhikevich [jobs AT]. In your cover letter, please address the following requirements.

We are seeking candidates who are exceptionally good in any two of the following three areas:
(1) published record of research in sensorimotor processing, reinforcement learning, action selection, or motor control of robots,
(2) solid experience in spiking networks and spike-timing dynamics and STDP,
(3) excellent programming skills in C/C++, PYTHON or MATLAB.

Of interest are candidates with substantial experience in constructing internal models and motor primitives; in modeling locomotion, reaching and grasping; in modeling biological vision for navigation and control; in modeling the oculomotor system, proprioceptive system, spinal cord, locomotor CPG, cerebellum, basal ganglia, or motor cortex.

The employee compensation package includes stock options, matching 401k retirement contributions, and annual performance-based bonuses.

[Comp-neuro] Brain Corporation: Optic Flow for Navigation (2 jobs)

Brain Corporation in San Diego, CA, has two full-time positions for experts in modeling visual system for navigation and motor control. In particular, we are interested in experts who study optic flow navigation in insects and use optic flow for navigation of robots.

Submit your CV/resume and relevant papers to Dr. Eugene M. Izhikevich [jobs AT]. In your cover letter, please address the following requirements.

REQUIREMENTS: In addition to being an expert in optic flow algorithms for navigation, the candidate must be exceptionally good in at least one of the following two areas:
(1) solid experience in spiking networks, spike-timing dynamics, and STDP, or
(2) excellent programming skills in C/C++, PYTHON or MATLAB.

The employee compensation package includes stock options, matching 401k retirement contributions, and annual performance-based bonuses.

[Comp-neuro] Three Tenure-Track Positions for Engineers at Biocruces, Bilbao (Spain)

Subject: Three Tenure-Track Positions for Engineers at Biocruces,
Bilbao (Spain)

The new Research Institute called "Biocruces" is at this moment being
created and will be associated to the Cruces Hospital in Bilbao,
North Spain. The Biocruces Institute will be physically located near
the Cruces Hospital in Barakaldo, the biggest Hospital in the Basque
Country. The Biocruces Institute, now in construction, will finally
have an extension of more than 12000 square meters distributed in
different areas and labs, allocating to more than 450 researchers
structured in about 70 different research groups. The structure of
Biocruces will be the following:

1) Six Fundamental areas: F1). Cancer, F2) Metabolism, Nutrition and
Endocrinology, F3) Neurosciences, F4) Mother-Child Health and
Assisted Reproductive Tech, F5) Chronic Inflammation and Infectious
Diseases and F6) Surgery and Biotech.

2) Six Translational areas: T1) Systems Biomedicine, T2) High-Tech
Biomedicine (Nanotech and Cancer, and Nanosurgery), T3) Advanced
Therapy, Pharmacology Research and Devices, T4) Clinical
Epidemiology, T5) Research for Primary Health Care and T6) Telematics
and Biomedicine

This structure and organization make the new Biocruces Institute to
be an excellent and unique Institution, not only focused on healthcare
but for basic research, to explore and exploit the excellent
synergies of working with multiple groups making possible to perform
an excellent, cross-talk, multidisciplinary research.

The three positions offered in this ad will be associated to the new
created Quantitative Biomedicine Unit at Biocruces. The Director of
the Unit will be the Prof. Luis Vega, an authority in Mathematics and
a researcher in the ISIHighlyCited list, in the category of
Mathematics. The aim and main purpose of this Unit will be to give
scientific support to clinicians in the Hospital, covering topics such
as: data analysis, data visualization, modeling, data quantification,
etc. So this unit will develop interdisciplinary research at the
frontier between biomedicine, quantitative sciences and engineering.
More concrete, we are offering three positions. Details are the

Commonalities for the three positions:
C1.The three positions are in principle for 5 years, with possibility
of tenure after an evaluation at the 4th year.
C2. There is not any startup funding for any of the positions, so
researchers are encouraged to apply for their own research funding.
C3. None of the positions have teaching duties so they have
full-dedication for research.
C4. Researchers will work interdependently so highly motivated
individuals must apply.
C5. Applicants have to have at least 2 years of postdoctoral
experience before applying.
C6. We are offering a competitive salary, negotiable according to
experience and individual merits.
C7. Language used at work is English.
C8. Deadline to apply is March 15th, 2012.
C9. A possible date to start the position is about October 1st,
2012, or later on, but not before this date.

Position 1. Data Manager:
Experience in machine learning methods for the analysis of large
data sets, applying techniques such as data mining, cloud and grid
computing, visualization, clustering algorithms, classification
methods, design and implementation in software engineering
including R, Matlab, C++. Must have real experience with biomedical

Position 2. Time series Analyst:
Experience in machine learning methods for time series analysis,
applying techniques such as neural networks, classification,
forecasting and diagnosis, visualization, design and
implementation in software engineering including R, Matlab, C++. Must
have real experience with biomedical data.

Position 3. ICT Engineer.
Experience in TCP/IP and other network protocols. Experience in
drivers development (among others have worked with UART, Ethernet,
flash, USB, I2C, SPI, SD). Experience in RTOS and RedBoot Services.
Experience in the C++ and Java.

Interested in applying, send before March 15th by email the next docs
to Jesus Cortes (
1) A cover letter, indicating what position you are applying for and why.
2) Best 5 publications (each one separated in pdf).
3) An updated CV
4) Two recommendation letters.

Yours Sincerely

Jesus M Cortes
Scientific Coordinator of the Quantitative Biomedicine Unit at
Biocruces Institute.
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[Comp-neuro] First Announcement NN2012 - Summer School on Neural Networks in Classification, Regression and Data Mining, Porto, Portugal

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July 2-6, 2012, Porto, Portugal
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The Summer School will be held at Porto, Portugal, jointly organized by the Engineering Biomedical Institute (INEB) and the School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP), with the collaboration of LEMA and GECAD.

This year's edition also includes a POSTER/WORKSHOP SESSION providing a discussion forum where the participants can obtain peer guidance for their projects.



• Colin Campbell (Reader, Merchant Venturer's School of Engineering, Bristol, UK)

• Craig Saunders (Research Scientist, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France)

• Hans-Georg Zimmermann (Senior Principal Research Scientist, Siemens AG, Corporate Technology Dpt., Munich, Germany)

• Igor Aizenberg (Department Chair and Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, USA)

• Joaquim Marques de Sá (Full Professor, University of Porto and INEB, Portugal)

• Jorge M. Santos (Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and INEB Porto, Portugal)

• José Carlos Príncipe (Distinguished Professor of ECE, BellSouth Professor, Director Computational NeuroEngineering Laboratory, Florida, USA)

• Luis Silva (Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro and INEB, Portugal)

• Mark Embrechts (Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A.)

• Markus Hofmann (Lecturer in Informatics, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland)

• Noelia Sánchez Maroño (Assistant Professor, Coruna University, Spain)

• Petia Georgieva (Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro, Portugal)



Neural networks (NN) have become a very important tool in classification and regression tasks. The applications are nowadays abundant, e.g. in the engineering, economy and biology areas. The Summer School on NN is dedicated to explain relevant NN paradigms, namely multilayer perceptrons (MLP), radial basis function networks (RBF) and support vector machines (SVM) used for classification and regression tasks, illustrated with applications to real data. Specific topics are also presented, namely Deep Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks, Functional Networks, Multi-Valued and UB Neurons, Entropic Neural Networks Criteria and Data Mining using NN.

Classes include practical sessions with appropriate software tools. The trainee has, therefore, the opportunity to apply the taught concepts and become conversant with a broad range of NN topics and applications.

A special poster session will also provide a discussion forum where the participants can obtain peer guidance for their projects



A preliminary programme and further information about the classes are available at the school webpage ( )



Early Registration: 20 May 2012

Poster Submission: 15 June 2012

Hotel booking : 15 June 2012

Summer School: 2-6 July 2012

All participants are required to register prior to the start of the School - until the June 15 - even if you choose to pay the late registration fee at the registration desk.
Please note that only a LIMITED number of participants can be accepted.



In order to attend the School you must fill in the registration form, available at the School web page. Please note that if you have any guests who would like to take part in the social programme, you must register them as well, by filling in the corresponding field in the registration form.



The registration fee for participants amounts to:

- Early registration fee (paid until May 20th)

        * 370 Euro (students or ISEP/INEB members)

        * 420 Euro (all other participants)

- Late registration fee (paid after May 20th)

        * 420 Euro (students, ISEP/INEB members)

        * 470 Euro (all other participants)

The registration fee includes:

* school package (manuscripts, lecture's notes, CD)
* coffee breaks
* daily lunch
* welcome reception
* school banquet

NOTE: The registration fee for those who attended previous editions amounts to 30/35 euro per lecture and includes the school package and coffee-breaks. Please, contact the LOC  for further details.



• Alexandra Oliveira - Assistant Professor, ESTSP, IPP, Portugal

• Chen Ning - Researcher, ISEP(GECAD), Portugal

• Jorge M. Santos - Assistant Professor, ISEP(LEMA) and INEB, Portugal

• Luís Silva, Assistant Professor, INEB, Portugal

• Rui Chibante - Assistant Professor, ISEP(LEMA), Portugal

• Vânia Lopes - Research Technician, INESC, Portugal



Local Organizing Committee (LOC) - Summer School NN2012

A/C Jorge M. Santos

Departamento de Matemática

Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto

Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431



NN2012 Secretariat

Ms. Ana Costa


Programme Chair:
Prof. Jorge M. Santos
+351 228340500 ext. 1571 - Email: