2015 SJTU Computational Neuroscience Winter School


This short course provides a week long introduction to the field of computational neuroscience. Theoretical studies of brain functions have focused on the information processing properties of individual neurons, neural circuits and networks, and systems. Computational neuroscience seeks to study these functions as revealed by neurophysiological experiments through computational means, and, as such, is high interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary. Our program brings together experimentalist, modelers, and theoreticians to illustrate the diverse approaches and disciplines that make up computational neuroscience.

The 2015 SJTU short course is sponsored by the SJTU Institute of Natural Sciences, the SJTU Zhiyuan College, and the Chinese Society for Neuroscience (Committee on Computational Neuroscience and Neural Engineering).


December 21 ~ December 26, 2015

Program Committee



Room 601, Pao Yue-Kong Library, Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Application and Registration

Please register online. [Apply Online]

Preference is given to, but not limited to, applicants with a basic understanding of ordinary differential equations and probability and a working knowledge of Matlab.

No registration fee. Participants should cover their own lodging and meals.

From the short course, we will select 1~2 students to attend the 2016 Cold Spring Harbor Asia Summer School on Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience.


Date Time Speaker Title Venue
Dec. 21 08:00 ~ 09:00   Registration 601
  08:30 ~ 11:30 Tianzi Jiang Brainnetome Atlas: A New Brain Atlas Based on Connectivity Profiles 601
  14:00 ~ 17:00 Louis Tao Dynamics of Neurons and Networks/Introduction to Computational Neuroscience 601
Dec. 22 09:00 ~ 12:00 Douglas Zhou Granger causality theory for neuronal network dynamics 601
  14:00 ~ 17:00 Hang Zhang The computation of probability in the brain 601
Dec. 23 09:00 ~ 12:00 Jiayi Zhang Development and dissection of mice visual circuit 601
  14:00 ~ 17:00 Jun Yan Computational Analysis of Networks in Neuroscience 601
Dec. 24 09:00 ~ 12:00 Yifeng Zhang Recording and modelling retinal neurons’ light response 601
  14:00 ~ 17:00 Computational lab Room 200, 2nd Floor, Department of Mathematics, SJTU  
Dec. 25 09:00 ~ 12:00 Yousheng Shu Excitability of cortical neurons and their network 601
  14:00 ~ 17:00 Tianming Yang The Neural Computation underlying Decision Making 601

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