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Statistics Department Seminar Series: Shizhe Chen, Department of Statistics and Grossman Center for the Statistics of Mind, Columbia University

Learning the Connectivity of Large Sets of Neurons
Friday, January 12, 2018
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
411 West Hall Map
New techniques in neuroscience have opened the door to rich new data sets of neural activities. These data sets shed light on the computational foundation of the brain, i.e., neurons and synapses. However, these data also present unprecedented challenges: novel statistical theory and methods are required to model neural activities, and well-designed experiments are needed to collect informative data. In this talk, we take on the task of learning connectivity among large sets of neurons. In particular, we discuss i) how to learn functional connectivity from spike train data using the Hawkes process, and ii) how to optimally design experiments to collect data that allow us, for the first time, to learn physiological connectivity in vivo.
Building: West Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: seminar
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Statistics, Department of Statistics Seminar Series