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[Moved Online] Hot Topics: Topological Insights in Neuroscience May 04, 2021 - May 11, 2021
To apply for Funding you must register by: February 05, 2021 over 2 years ago
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Series: Hot Topic, Hot Topic
Location: MSRI: Online/Virtual
Organizers Carina Curto (Pennsylvania State University), Chad Giusti (University of Delaware), LEAD Kathryn Hess (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)), Ran Levi (University of Aberdeen)

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2020 21 topological insights neuroscience image hess.2019.02.27
Image created by Nicolas Antille, of the visualization team of the Blue Brain Project at EPFL
This workshop will be held online May 4-7 and May 10-11, 2021. The Zoom link will be provided at a later time. You must register for the workshop to receive the password.  The workshop is held in Pacific Daylight Time. The talks in this workshop will present a wide array of current applications of topology in neuroscience, including classification and synthesis of neuron morphologies, analysis of synaptic plasticity, algebraic analysis of the neural code, topological analysis of neural networks and their dynamics, topological decoding of neural activity, diagnosis of traumatic brain injuries, and topological biomarkers for psychiatric disease. Some of the talks will be devoted to promising new directions in algebraic topology that have been inspired by neuroscience.
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Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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May 04, 2021
07:50 AM - 08:00 AM
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
  Topological insights on neuronal morphologies
Lida Kanari (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
  A topological approach for understanding the neural representation of natural auditory signals
Tim Gentner (UC San Diego)
09:45 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  The Persistent Topology of Dynamic Data
Woojin Kim (Duke University)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  Using Mapper to reveal a unique hub-like brain state at rest in highly sampled individuals
Manish Saggar (Stanford University School of Medicine)
May 05, 2021
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
  Discovering implicit computation graphs in nonlinear brain dynamics
Xaq Pitkow (Baylor College of Medicine)
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
  Hyperbolic geometry in biological networks
Tatyana Sharpee (The Salk Institute for Biological Studies)
09:45 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Geometrical and topological data analyses reveal that higher-order structures provide flow channels for neuronal avalanches
Dane Taylor (University at Buffalo, SUNY)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  Topological analysis of quasiperiodic signals
Jose Perea (Northeastern University)
May 06, 2021
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
  Topological Data Analysis of Functional Brain Connectivity in Time and Space Domains
Bei Wang (University of Utah)
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
  Homotopy Theoretic and Categorical Models of Neural Information Networks
Matilde Marcolli (California Institute of Technology)
09:45 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Combining Geometric and Topological Information for Boundary Estimation
Hengrui Luo (Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  Identifying dynamics of networks
Konstantin Mischaikow (Rutgers University)
May 07, 2021
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
  Nerve theorems for fixed points of neural networks
Daniela Egas Santander ( École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
  Extracting topological features from multiple measurements
Martina Scolamiero (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH))
09:45 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Identifying analogous topological features across multiple systems
Iris Yoon (University of Delaware)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  A grid cell torus
Benjamin Dunn (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU))
May 10, 2021
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
  Decoding geometry and topology of neural representations
Vladimir Itskov (Pennsylvania State University)
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
  Topological Characterization for Multi-Variate Pattern Analysis
Alice Patania (Indiana University)
09:45 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Simplicial connectivities of directed networks and higher paths
Henri Riihimäki (University of Aberdeen)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  Wasserstein stability for persistence diagrams
Katharine Turner (Australian National University)
May 11, 2021
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
  Discrete Morse based Graph Skeletonization and Applications in Computational Neuroscience
Yusu Wang (Univ. California, San Diego)
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
  Persistent homology in one or more parameters
Ezra Miller (Duke University)
09:45 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Using "Concurrence Topology'' to Detect Statistical (In)dependence Among Items of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale
Steven Ellis (Columbia University)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  Topological cavities in the human connectome
Ann Blevins (University of Pennsylvania)