BISC Roundtable

Meeting: Computational Biology | December 5 | 1-2 p.m. | 443 Soda Hall

 Isabelle Guyon, ChaLearn Connectomics Challenges

 Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)

Isabelle Guyon will serve as Discussion Leader

Neural Connectomics Challenge #1:
From Imaging to Connectivity
Understanding the brain structure and some of its alterations caused by disease, is key to accompany research on the treatment of epilepsy and Alzeimer's disease and other neuropathology's, as well as gaining understanding of the general functioning of the brain and its learning capabilities. At the neural level, recovering the exact wiring of the brain (connectome) including nearly 100 billion neurons, having on average 7000 synaptic connections to other neurons, is a daunting task. Traditional neuroanatomic methods of axonal tracing cannot scale up to very large networks. Could there be alternative methods recovering neural network structures from patterns of neural activity? [Learn more at https://sites.google.com/a/chalearn.org/connectomics/home]

 zadeh@eecs.berkeley.edu