2016 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 2016 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 19 ~ December 24, 2016

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 student to attend the 2017 Cold Spring Harbor Asia Summer School on Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience.


Date Time Speaker Title Venue
Dec. 19 09:00 ~ 12:00 Shujia Zhu (竺淑佳) Structural and functional approaches to the study of ligand-gated ion channels 601
  14:00 ~ 17:00 Shiming Tang (唐世明) Neural mechanism of visual recognition 601
Dec. 20 09:00 ~ 12:00 Cong Yu (余聪) Visual perceptual learning: A new perspective 601
  14:00 ~ 17:00 Lusha Zhu (朱露莎) Social decision-making and its neural computational underpinnings 601
Dec. 21 09:00 ~ 12:00 Zhifeng Liang (梁智锋) Probing large-scale functional neural networks using neuroimaging approaches 601
  14:30 ~ 17:30 Computer Lab (Room 601, Pao Yue-Kong Library) Students should bring their own laptops 520
Dec. 22 09:00 ~ 12:00 Tao Zhang (张弢) Establishing the linkage between neuronal activity and perceptual behavior 601
  14:00 ~ 17:00 Liping Wang (王立平) The neural representation of sequence learning in humans and monkeys 601
Dec. 23 09:00 ~ 12:00 Si Wu (吴思) Computational Mechanisms of Visual Information Processing 601
  14:00 ~ 17:00 Yao Chen (陈垚) Introduction to the neural mechanism underlying visual attention 601
Dec. 24 09:00 ~ 12:00 Student Presentations   601

Computer Lab Projects

Project Handouts.rar

About Students Presentation:

Students can speak about their own research projects, or the obtained results of the project in the Computer Lab Class. The presentation for each student lasts 7~8 minutes with another 2~3 minutes for Q&A.

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