MBI-CBI Minisymposium on Quantitative Neuroscience

(September 13,2018 - September 13,2018 )


Janet Best
Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Catherine Calder
Department of Statistics, The Ohio State University
Kedar Hiremath
Chronic Brain Injury Discovery Theme, The Ohio State University
Kevin Passino
Electrical & Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University
Baldwin Way
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University

This minisymposium, co-hosted by the Chronic Brain Injury Discovery Theme (CBI), will showcase a variety of quantitative approaches to brain and spinal cord injury, neurodegeneration, cognitive neuroscience, and related research topics. Talks will highlight opportunities at the intersection of neuroscience and computation, and participants will have the opportunity to share perspectives on current work and the future of these disciplines.

The goal of the event is to foster interactions and to create new collaborations between neuroscientists and faculty in mathematics, statistics, and engineering.

Apply here: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1NXbp4WN2LxA8TP


Featured Speakers:

Anthony Brown, PhD. - Department of Neuroscience, The Ohio State University
Dr. Brown is a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, Director of the Ohio State University Neuroscience Center Core and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. He is a neuronal cell biologist with more than 30 years of experience studying intracellular transport and the cytoskeleton in nerve cells (www.neurofilament.osu.edu). He has a long-standing NSF-funded collaboration with Dr. Peter Jung, Distinguished Professor at Ohio University, to use computational modeling to explore the relationship between axonal transport and axonal morphology. Drs. Brown and Jung are co-mentoring Dr. Veronica Ciocanel, MBI post-doc, in a computational modeling project on neurofilament transport across nodes of Ranvier.

Veronica Ciocanel, Ph.D. - Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University
Veronica Ciocanel received her PhD in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 2017, where her work focused on modeling spatial differentiation in early developing organisms such as frog oocytes. She joined the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at Ohio State as a Postdoctoral Fellow, and in 2018 she was selected in the inaugural class of President’s Postdoctoral Scholars at The Ohio State University. At OSU, she collaborates with Dr. Anthony Brown and Dr. Peter Jung (Ohio University) to model axonal transport kinetics through nodes of Ranvier, and with Adriana Dawes to understand motor-filament interactions leading to contractile rings in the worm reproductive system.

Kiryung Lee, Ph.D. - Electrical & Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University
Kiryung Lee is joining the Ohio State Univeristy as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), starting August 2018. His research focuses on developing mathematical theory and optimization algorithms for inverse problems in signal processing, imaging, machine learning, statistics, and data science. Dr. Lee received the B.S. and the M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University and the Ph.D. degree in ECE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He was a Research Scientist II at Georgia Tech and a Postdoctoral Research Associate, a Visiting Lecturer, and a Visiting Assistant Professor in Statistics at UIUC. He has also worked in industry as a Member of Research Staff at the Electronic Telecommunications Research Institute and a Senior Research Engineer at the Mobile Multimedia Laboratory of the LG Electronics.

Alexander Petrov, Ph.D. - Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University
Dr. Alexander Petrov is a cognitive scientist with broad interdisciplinary interests. Holding a degree in computer science, he currently is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology. His research involves a combination of behavioral and psychophysical experimentation, mathematical and computational modeling, eyetracking and pupillometry. His recent work includes neural-network models of the visual system and a simulated autonomous agent that illustrates certain foundational claims in philosophy of mind.

Accepted Speakers

Anthony Brown
Neuroscience, The Ohio State University
Veronica Ciocanel
Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University
Kiryung Lee
Electrical & Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University
Alexander Petrov
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time Session
09:30 AM
09:45 AM

Welcoming Remarks

09:45 AM
10:45 AM

Lightning Talks

10:45 AM
11:45 AM

Speakers: Anthony Brown (Neuroscience), Veronica Ciocanel (MBI), Alex Petrov (Psychology), Kiryung Lee (Elec. & Comp. Eng.)

11:45 AM
12:00 PM

Panel Discussion

12:00 PM
12:00 PM

Lunch and Poster Session

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