2017 Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Summer School

2017 Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Summer School
Date & Time
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 08:30 to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 17:30
NYU Shanghai | 1555 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

CCN is an international summer school first launched in 2010. From the start, it was designed as a computational neuroscience course with the distinguishing feature of focusing on the brain mechanisms of higher cognitive functions, bridging Neurobiology and Cognitive Science. More recently, the course also incorporates machine learning and artificial intelligence at the interface with brain science. The course aims at training talented and highly motivated students and postdoctoral fellows around the world. Applicants with quantitative (including Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science) or experimental background are welcomed. The lectures will introduce the basic concepts and methods, as well as cutting-edge research on higher brain functions such as decision-making, attention, categorization, learning and memory. Modeling will be taught at multiple levels, through lectures and tutorials. Python-based programming labs coordinated with the lectures will provide practical training in important computational methods.

Organized by:

  • Xiao-Jing Wang, New York University and NYU Shanghai, USA/China
  • Zachary F Mainen, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal
  • Si Wu, Beijing Normal University, China
  • John D. Murray, Yale University, USA
  • Eric DeWitt, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal

Invited lecturers include:

  • Daphne Bavelier (University of Geneva)
  • Timothy Behrens (University of Oxford)
  • Matthew Botvinick (Google DeepMind)
  • Michael Breakspear (University of New South Wales & University of Queensland)
  • Robert Desimone (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Jeff Erlich (NYU Shanghai)
  • Stefano Fusi (Columbia University)
  • Surya Ganguli (Stanford University)
  • Michael Hausser (University College London)
  • Nikolaus Kriegeskorte (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)
  • Yann LeCun (New York University & AI Research, Facebook)
  • Sukbin Lim (NYU Shanghai)
  • Alex Pouget (University of Geneva)
  • Matthew Rushworth (University of Oxford)


For more information, please visit the CCN Summer School Website.