BCCN/ICCN Berlin Alumni Workshop 2022

We are looking forward to this second meeting with former students, PhDs, postdocs and professors. As participants of the last alumni workshop in 2019 desired, we chose a Friday-Saturday format. Registration form can be found below the program.

 

Some impressions:

Career Session    Workshop  Break in the yard

 

Program:

Friday, June 24

12.30

Registration with refreshments/small snack

13.00

Official Opening, Welcome: Michael Brecht, Klaus Obermayer

Session I

Chair: Klaus Obermayer

13.15-14.00

Keynote Lecture: “Uncertainty-modulated prediction errors in cortical microcircuits.”, Katharina Wilmes”, Katharina Wilmes, Universität Bern

14.00-14.20

Short Talk: „Starting an open source NLP company“, Timo Möller, Deepset

14.20

SPEED Dating

15.15

Coffee Break

Session  II "Career inside outside university", Chair: Robert Martin

16.00-16.15

Flashlight Academia: Marcel Stimberg, Mayar Ali, Felix Biessmann

16.15-16.30

Flashlight Free Economy: Nikolay Chenkov, Valentin Hänel, Roberta Evangelista

16.30-17.45

Panel Discussion – Careers within and outside university with Flashlight participants.
Moderation: Robert Martin

18.00

Reception/Dinner

 

 

Saturday, June 25

Session III

Chair: Natalie Schieferstein

10:00-10.30

Alumni Talk: "Simulation-based inference for Computational Neuroscience and Beyond", Jan Boelts, Universität Tübingen

10.30-11.00

Alumni Talk: „Flexible integration of sensory evidence in perceptual decision making”, Klaus Wimmer, CRM Barcelona

11.00-11.30

Coffee Break

11.30-12.15

Keynote Lecture: "Thalamocortical interactions for cognitive computations", Jorge Jamillo, Universität Göttingen

12.15-12.45

Alumni Talk: “From Aerodynamics to metamaterials: How the Swiss Data Science Center creates synergies between domain and data science”, Christian Donner, Swiss Data Science

12.45-14.00

Poster Session and Lunch Buffet

14.00-15.30

Workshop "Similarities and differences between art and science  - an open dialogue", *Abstract below.

Session IV

Chair: Jiameng Wu

15.30-16.00

Current Student's Talk: “Experiments on CA1 ripples by optogenetic stimulation of PV cells” Anna Toro, BCCN Berlin

16.00-16.30

Coffee Break

16.30-17.00

Alumni Talk: “Another world is possible - The gap between academia & industry & the world to come”, Paola Suárez, Thoughtworks

17.00-17.30

Alumni Talk: “A philosophical approach to explainable AI”, Céline Budding, Eindhoven University

17.30

Short Feedback and Closing

20.00

Dinner and/or Night out for those who are interested (self organized)

 

This is an BCCN/ICCN Berlin event only for BCCN alumni and for BCCN/ICCN Berlin members and current students. Registration is closed now.

Workshop abstract:

The notion of artists being dependent on sudden outbursts of inspiration is still widespread today. But just like the scientific process, everyday contemporary artistic work involves extended periods of research, preparation, trials and errors. Furthermore, both disciplines strive to create meaningful insights in areas of extreme complexity.

To explore similarities and differences in the working practice and quality criteria and, most importantly, to find out how the two disciplines can mutually benefit from each other, we invite you to an open discussion with three international, Berlin-based artists that share the same object of interest: the (human) brain.

The workshop is performed in collaboration with EDGE e.V. - blurring the borders between Art and Neuroscience.

Participating artists: Eli Ara, Mindaugas Gapševičius, Paula Muhr
Organization: Benjamin Staude

 

Location: BCCN Berlin, lecture hall, Philippstr. 13 Haus 6, 10115 Berlin

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