Invited Talks


Speaker: Kevin Briggman, National Institutes of Health
Date: April 15, 2013

Speaker: Ed Boyden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: April 8 & 10, 2013

Speaker: David Cox, Roland Institute, Harvard University
Date: TBD

Speaker: Tom Dean, Google
Date: April 1 & 3, 2013

Speaker: Mike Hawrylycz, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Date: April 17, 2013

Speaker: Stephen Smith, Stanford, University
Date: April 24, 2013

Speaker: Tony Zador, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Date: May 6, 2013


Speaker: Michael Gazzaniga, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: Gifford Lectures at Edinburgh University in 2009
Video: Available from Edinburgh here or the University’s YouTube channel.

Speaker: Eugene Izhikevich, Brain Corporation — formerly at The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA
Papers: Izhikevich and Edelman [2]
Supplements: Supporting material for the PNAS paper including PDF is available here

Speaker: Eric Kandel, Columbia University
Video: Charlie Rose’s Brain Series (VIDEO)

Speaker: Henry Markram, Brain Mind Institute at EPFL
Title: Simulating the Brain: The Next Decisive Years
Video: Invited talk at the 2011 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) (VIDEO)

Speaker: Dharmendra S. Modha, IBM, Almaden
Title: Towards Engineering the Mind by Reverse Engineering the Brain
Paper: Ananthanarayanan et al [1] (PDF) Video: Invited talk at the Krasnow Institute’s Decade of the Mind Symposium (VIDEO)

Speaker: Paul Rhodes, Evolved Machines
Title: Synthetic Neural Arrays That Wire Themselves
Video: Nvidia High Performance Computing (VIDEO)

Speaker: Robert Sapolsky, Stanford University
Title: Are Humans Just Another Primate?
Video: Invited lecture at the California Academy of Sciences (VIDEO)


[1]   Rajagopal Ananthanarayanan, Steven K. Esser, Horst D. Simon, and Dharmendra S. Modha. The cat is out of the bag: cortical simulations with 109 neurons, 1013 synapses. In Proceedings of the Conference on High Performance Computing Networking, Storage and Analysis, pages 63:1–63:12, 2009.

[2]   Eugene M. Izhikevich and Gerald M. Edelman. Large-scale model of mammalian thalamo-cortical systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 105(9):3593–3598, 2008.