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Summer School: "Mining and modeling of neuroscience data" - July 6-17, UC Berkeley

last modified Mar 02, 2015 06:44 PM
We invite applicants to the 2015 summer course in "Mining and modeling of neuroscience data" to be held July 6-17 at the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, UC Berkeley.
Application deadline is April 6 (or March 1, for MSRI's sponsored students).
A description of the course is below and also at:

This course is for students and researchers with backgrounds in mathematics and computational sciences who are interested in applying their skills toward problems in neuroscience.  It will introduce the major open questions of neuroscience and teach state-of–the-art techniques for analyzing and modeling neuroscience data sets.  The course is designed for students at the graduate level and researchers with background in a quantitative field such as engineering, mathematics, physics or computer science who may or may not have a specific neuroscience background. The goal of this summer course is to help researchers find new exciting research areas and at the same time to strengthen quantitative expertise in the field of neuroscience. The course is sponsored by the National Science Foundation from a grant supporting activities at the data sharing repository, the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and the Mathematical Science Research Institute.

The course is “hands on” in that it will include exercises in how to use and modify existing software tools and apply them to data sets, such as those available in the repository.

How to apply
There are two methods of applying.  
Method 1) Students at a MSRI partner institution can be admitted to the course and receive support for attending through MSRI as described at:

Method 2)  All non-MSRI applications are submitted via the online form linked from:   A curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation are required. Those applying using method 1 can also apply using method 2 (in case the MSRI supported positions are all taken).  Applicants with a computer science background who wish to apply for support from the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing must apply using method 2 and include additional information as instructed on the application form.  The course is limited to 25 students.

Applications must be received by April 6 (or March 1, for MSRI’s sponsored students).   Notifications of acceptance will be given by the end of April. If staying in dorm housing, and not sponsored by MSRI or the Simons Institute, payment for housing and the meal plan must be received one week before the start of the course.