Computational Neuroscience Affinity Group

Mission and Goals:

There are several PIs affiliated with BRI who actively perform computational research, however, there is currently no forum available for them to meet to exchange ideas, to inform each other of research developments in their labs, to get updated about the new developments in the field, and to promote interaction or collaboration among the labs. The goal of this affinity group is to try and to fill this void, to help promote a community of computational neuroscience researchers with a more vigorous interaction within the community at UCLA as well as a more active interaction with other computational neuroscience researchers in Southern California.

We plan to have one meeting per month. About half of these meetings will include a seminar given by an invited speaker from the local Southern California area, and about half of the meetings will involve presentation of a research project by one of the affinity group members. All presentations will be followed by discussion.

The presentations by invited speakers will serve to update our affinity group members about new advancements in the field, and to create connections with relevant researchers in neighboring universities. The presentations by the affinity group members will serve to inform the group about the research work of our colleagues, to provide opportunities to get valuable feedback, and opportunities for collaboration between labs.

Affinity Group Participants:

James Bisley, Neurobiology

Tad Blair, Psychology

Dean Buonomano, Neurobiology

Patricia Cheng, Psychology

Tom Chou, Biomathematics

Mark Cohen, Neurology

Jack Feldman, Neurobiology

Joaquin Fuster

Keith Holyoak, Psychology

Zili Liu, Psychology

Hongjing Lu, Psychology

Rajesh Nandy, Psychology

Russell Poldrack, Psychology

Tom Otis, Neurobiology

Dario Ringach, Neurobiology

Stan Schein, Psychology

John Schlag, Neurobiology

Ladan Shams, Psychology

James Thomas, Psychology

Luminita Vese, Mathematics

Stephanie White, Physiological Science

Alan Yuille, Statistics

How to Join

Ladan Shams
7445B Franz Hall
Email: ladan@psych.ucla.edu
Phone: 310-206-3630

Alan Yuille
8967 Math Sciences Bldg.
Email: yuille@stat.ucla.edu
Phone: 310-267-5383