International Conference on Applied Math and Computational Neuroscience

in Memory of David Cai

Brief Introduction

The “International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Computational Neuroscience” at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is dedicated to late Professor David Shen-ou Cai, who passed away on October 21, 2017 at the young age of 54.

David Cai not only made significant contributions in many areas of applied mathematics and neuroscience, he has also contributed to the development of applied mathematics in China with tremendous energy and passion. He played a pivotal role in making SJTU an active player in modern applied mathematics at the international stage.

This memorial conference also intends to bring leading experts in applied mathematics and computational neuroscience together to discuss the cutting-edge research results and explore possible collaborations.


July 23-27, 2018


601 Pao Yue-Kong Library

Application and Registration

No registration fee. Please register online. Apply Online




July 23, 2018


July 24, 2018

Time Name Title
08:30-9:00   Opening Remarks
09:00-09:40 David McLaughlin Large-scale Computational Model of Mouse V1
09:40-10:20 Xiaohui Zhang Circuitry Mechanisms for Associative Learning and Cortical Activity Oscillation
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break  
10:40-11:20 Song Jiang  
11:20-12:00 Gang Bao  
12:00-14:00 Lunch  
14:00-14:40 Benoit Perthame Fom voltage-conductance kinetic models to integrate&fire equation for neural assemblies
14:40-15:20 Louis Tao A Coarse-Graining Framework for Spiking Neuronal Networks: from Strongly-Coupled Integrate-and-Fire Neurons to Augmented Systems of ODEs
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break  
15:40-16:20 Roberto Camassa Hydrodynamic models and boundary confinement effects
16:20-17:00 Chun Liu Topics in diffusion: boundaries and temperature

July 25, 2018

Time Name Title
09:00-09:40 Tatsien Li  
09:40-10:20 Xiaoming Wang The coupling and decoupling of free flow and porous media flow
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break  
10:40-11:20 Guoqiang Bi Neuronal learning - from synapse to network
11:20-12:00 Chengyu Li  
12:00-14:00 Lunch  
14:00-14:40 Peter Markowich Continuum Modeling of Transportation Networks with Partial Differential Equations
14:40-15:20 Jingfang Huang A Fast Hierarchical Algorithm for Computing High Dimensional Truncated Multivariate Gaussian Probabilities and Expectations
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break  
15:40-16:20 Carl van Vreeswijk  
16:20-17:00 David Hansel  

July 26, 2018

Time Name Title
09:00-09:40 Hermann Riecke Modular Networks: Structural Plasticity and Synchronization of Rhythms by Uncorrelated Noise
09:40-10:20 Longnian Lin Neural Information Coding in the Amygdala and Hippocampus
10:20-10:40 Coffee Break  
10:40-11:20 Eric Vander-Eijnden  
11:20-12:00 Estaban Tabak Conditional Density Estimation through Optimal Transport
12:00-14:00 Lunch  
14:00-14:40 Jianfeng Feng Peer into your brain via contiguous scale data
14:40-15:20 Victor Barranca Reconstruction of Sparse Connectivity in Neuronal Networks Using Compressive Sensing of Network Dynamics
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break  
15:40-16:20 Si Wu Push-pull Feedback Implements Hierarchical Associative Memory
16:20-17:00 Katie Newhall Synchrony and Information Flow in Integrate-and-Fire Neuronal Network Models

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