[FUN_Mail] SfN Teaching Workshop: "Teaching Computation in Neuroscience."

Lisa Gabel gabell at lafayette.edu
Wed Oct 2 15:19:51 EDT 2019

This is great.  Thanks Richard.
Lisa A. Gabel, Ph.D.
Professor, William C. '67 and Pamela Rappolt Scholar in Neuroscience
Chair, Program in Neuroscience
Department of Psychology & Program in Neuroscience
319 Oechsle Hall
Easton, PA 18042
office: 610-330-5296

On Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 2:03 PM Richard Olivo <rolivo at smith.edu> wrote:

> Dear FUN colleagues,
> This year's teaching workshop at the SfN annual meeting is on "Teaching
> Computation in Neuroscience." It is scheduled for *Monday, October 21,
> 2019* in room *N227* from *12-2 pm*. The online meeting planner provides
> only minimal information about the workshop, so Bill Grisham and I are
> listing the speakers and topics here. It's a great topic (thanks to
> Bill), and we hope many FUN members will attend the session.
> *Teaching Computation in Neuroscience*
> The workshop will review current examples of teaching computation for
> neuroscience. It will begin with the statistical foundations that students
> need and consider which programming languages are most useful. It will
> continue with computational methods for physiological data, practical
> aspects of teaching computational neuroscience, and end with an overview of
> resources for teaching and learning computational modeling in neuroscience.
> *Speakers and Topics**:*
> An overview of computation in neuroscience: William Grisham, Department of
> Psychology, UCLA
> Statistical background for computational neuroscience: Robert Kass,
> Statistics, Computational Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering,
> Carnegie Mellon University
> Teaching a programming language: MATLAB or Python?: Pascal Wallisch,
> Department of Psychology, NYU
> Computation for processing physiological data: Adrienne Fairhall,
> Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington
> Teaching a computational neuroscience course: Walter Babiec, Neuroscience
> Interdepartmental Program, UCLA
> Resources for teaching computational neuroscience and big data: Mathew
> Abrams, International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility, Stockholm
> -------------
> Richard F Olivo, PhD
> Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, Smith College
> Founding Editor, Educational Resources (ERIN), Society for Neuroscience
>        44 College Lane, Smith College, Northampton MA 01063
>        413 585-3822 • http://tinyurl.com/bio300rolivo at smith.edu
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