Introduction to Geometric Modelling for Neuroscience
Description
The minicourses will cover introductory material about modelling of the brain, the use of topological and geometric methods in neuroscience, and new categorical models of probability and information and of computing with potential applications to neuroscience.
Friday February 28: Special lecture by Eugenia Cheng
Minicourses speakers:
 Carina Curto (Pennsylvania State University)
 Daniela Egas Santander (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
 Lisbeth Fajstrup (Aalborg University)
 Tobias Fritz (Perimeter Institute)
 Sara Kalisnik (Wesleyan University)
 Florence Roullet (McMaster University)
 Giovanna Citti (Università di Bologna)
 Lyle Muller (University of Western Ontario)
Other Participants
 Britt Anderson (University of Waterloo)
 Farzad Fathizadeh (Swansea University)
 Lior Pachter (Caltech)
 Sivabal Sivaloganathan (University of Waterloo)
 Nora Youngs (Colby College)
Schedule
09:00 to 09:30 
Welcome and Introduction

09:30 to 10:30 
Lyle Muller, Western University 
10:30 to 11:00 
Coffee break

11:00 to 12:00 
Carina Curto (Pennsylvania State University) 
12:00 to 13:30 
Lunch

13:30 to 14:30 
Tobias Fritz, Perimeter Institute 
14:30 to 15:30 
Geometry of the visual cortex, Part 1
Giovanna Citti, University of Bologna 
15:30 to 16:00 
Coffee break

16:00 to 17:00 
Part 1  Studying the clinical brain
Dr. Flavio Kapczinski, McMaster University 
17:00 to 19:00 
Reception

09:30 to 10:30 
New computational and mathematical approaches to largescale recordings and networks in neuroscience, Part 2
Lyle Muller, Western University 
10:30 to 11:00 
Coffee break

11:00 to 12:00 
Lisbeth Fajstrup, Aalborg University, Denmark 
12:00 to 13:30 
Lunch

13:30 to 14:30 
A structural introduction to probability, statistics and causal networks, Part 2
Tobias Fritz, Perimeter Institute 
14:30 to 15:30 
Directed algebraic topology: the mathematics of a model of concurrent computing, Part 2
Lisbeth Fajstrup, Aalborg University, Denmark 
15:30 to 16:00 
Coffee break

16:00 to 17:00 
Giovanna Citti: Geometry of the visual cortex, Part 2
Giovanna Citti, University of Bologna 
17:00 
Modelling the brain, Part 2
Florence Roullet, McMaster University 
09:30 to 10:30 
Geometry of the visual cortex, Part 3
Giovanna Citti, University of Bologna 
10:30 to 11:00 
Coffee break

11:00 to 12:00 
New computational and mathematical approaches to largescale recordings and networks in neuroscience, Part 3
Lyle Muller, Western University 
12:00 to 13:30 
Lunch

13:30 to 14:30 
Directed algebraic topology: the mathematics of a model of concurrent computing, Part 3
Lisbeth Fajstrup, Aalborg University, Denmark 
14:30 to 15:30 
Topology in neuroscience: some examples from neural coding and neural networks, Part 2
Carina Curto (Pennsylvania State University) 
15:30 to 16:00 
Coffee break

16:00 to 17:00 
Lior Pachter, California Institute of Technology 
09:30 to 10:30 
Sara Kalisnik, Wesleyan University 
10:30 to 11:00 
Coffee break

11:00 to 12:00 
Directed algebraic topology: the mathematics of a model of concurrent computing, Part 4
Lisbeth Fajstrup, Aalborg University, Denmark 
12:00 to 13:30 
Lunch

13:30 to 14:30 
Topology in neuroscience: some examples from neural coding and neural networks, Part 3
Carina Curto (Pennsylvania State University) 
14:30 to 15:30 
Topological data analysis and neuroscience, Part 2
Daniela Egas Santander, EPFL Lausanne 
15:30 to 16:00 
Coffee break

16:00 to 17:00 
New computational and mathematical approaches to largescale recordings and networks in neuroscience, Part 4
Lyle Muller, Western University 
17:00 
A structural introduction to probability, statistics and causal networks, Part 3
Tobias Fritz, Perimeter Institute 
09:30 to 10:30 
Topological data analysis and neuroscience, Part 3
Sara Kalisnik, Wesleyan University 
10:30 to 11:00 
Coffee break

11:00 to 12:00 
Topology in neuroscience: some examples from neural coding and neural networks, Part 4
Carina Curto (Pennsylvania State University) 
12:00 to 13:30 
Lunch

13:30 to 14:30 
A structural introduction to probability, statistics and causal networks, Part 4
Tobias Fritz, Perimeter Institute 
14:30 to 15:30 
Topological data analysis and neuroscience, Part 5
Daniela Egas Santander, EPFL Lausanne 
15:30 to 16:00 
Coffee break

16:00 to 17:00 
Eugenia Cheng, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 