CINPLA Grand Slam Dissertations x 3
We are excited to celebrate three dissertations in the very same day. You are all most welcome to join one day of trial lectures 6th of June, followed by the three defences on the 7th of June.
CINPLA started out after receiving funding for 4 PhD students to promote interdiciplinary research at the faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in 2014. Four students with background in computational physics were hired. In addition to their scientific work, they spearheaded computation in biological education by implementing a new mandatory course for biology students (Introduction to Computational Modelling in the Biosciences), wroting a textbook, and made an educational app for simulations of neural networks (Neuronify). All of them finished their PhD in due time, and Milad Mobahran already defended his thesis, so now the time has come for the next three:
June 6: Trial lectures by the candidates
10.15-11.00: Svenn-Arne Dragly: "The how and why of computational ethology in neuroscience"
11.30-12.15: Simen Tennøe:"Trial-by-trial variability and co-variability of cortical activity: origin and function"
13.15-14.00: Andreas Våvang Solbrå: "The role of machine learning in computational neuroscience"
June 7: Doctoral defenses
08.15: Simen Tennøe: Uncertainty quantification in neuroscience
Opponents: Arvind Kumar (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Astrid Prinz (Emory University) and Geir Kjetil Sandve (Dept. of Informatics, UiO)
Leader of defense: Knut Liestøl, Dept. of Informatics
11.15: Andreas Våvang Solbrå: Modeling electrical and diffusive transports in neural tissue
Opponents: Jim Keener (University of Utah), Yoichiro Mori (University of Minnesota), and Ann-Cecilie Larsen (Dept. of Physics, UiO). Leader of defense: Jøran Moen, Dept. of Physics
14.15: Svenn-Arne Dragly: Computational Tools for Integrative Neuroscience
Opponents: Andrew Davison (Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience), Benjamin Dunn (NTNU) and Nina Edin (Dept. of Physics). Leader of defense: Morten Dæhlen, dean of the MN Faculty
Location: Auditorium 3, Kristine Bonnevies hus