October (21) 22-23, 2018
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
There has been explosive growth in the development and application of novel optical methods for neuro-sensing and modulation that is revolutionizing our understanding of the brain. These neurophotonic methods have yet to significantly integrate with big data methods for modeling and advancing our understanding of brain function. This workshop will bring together leaders from these diverging fields in order to identify opportunities for recent neurophotonic methods to integrate with big data analysis methods to dramatically impact advances in our ability to control and understand brain function, potentially leading to a paradigm shift. We anticipate that bringing these experts together from differing fields that don’t traditionally interact will lead to new collaborations paving the way for this paradigm shift.
A 50-person two-day workshop is proposed to provide a forum for disseminating information and sharing ideas about the frontiers of neuro-sensing and modulation with light and the integration with statistical modeling, machine learning, and control theory. The workshop will contribute toward defining the important topics and questions to be addressed with future research, and will identify research directions and opportunities that, if pursued, can initiate new developments in neurotechnology and computational neuroscience / big data modeling that will lead to new break-through neuroscientific studies. The workshop will result in a comprehensive publishable document that will be widely distributed in the SPIE journal Neurophotonics.
The workshop will strive to focus on three themes:
- Reviewing the frontiers of neuro-sensing and modulation with light and the intersection with control theory, machine learning, and statistical physics.
- Exploring the opportunities for neurophotonic methods to integrate with big data methods to significantly advance the impact on neuroscientific studies.
- Defining novel neuroscientific studies to guide the integration and advancement of these technologies.
This workshop will be a two-day event on Oct 22-23, 2018 at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia and will begin with a Sunday evening get-together in the hotel’s King Street Tavern on October 21st from 6-8pm for available attendees.