Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience

Suzhou, China 

June 23 - July 14, 2024

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

Organized by:

Dora Angelaki, New York University

Christopher Honey, Johns Hopkins University

Chengcheng Huang, University of Pittsburgh

Songting Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Xiao-Jing Wang, New York University

Guangyu Robert Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) summer school: 

Designed to emphasize computational principles and neural circuit mechanisms of higher cognitive functions, the course aims at training talented and highly motivated students and postdoctoral fellows from Asia and around the world. We welcome both applicants with quantitative backgrounds (including Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science) and those with experimental backgrounds. The lectures will introduce the basic concepts and methods, as well as cutting-edge research on higher brain functions such as decision-making, attention, learning and memory. Modeling will be taught at multiple levels, ranging from single neuron computation and microcircuits up to large-scale brain systems and artificial intelligence and psychiatric disorders. Python-based programming labs coordinated with the lectures will provide practical training in important computational methods.

2024 Faculty roster:

Dora Angelaki, New York University

Hannah Choi, Georgia Institute of Technology

Robert Desimone, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alain Destexhe, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Tomoki FukaiOkinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Christopher Honey, Johns Hopkins University

Chengcheng Huang, University of Pittsburgh

Leyla Isik, Johns Hopkins University

Máté LengyelUniversity of Cambridge

Songting Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Sukbin Lim, New York University, Shanghai

Yunzhe Liu, Beijing Normal University

Luca Mazzucato, University of Oregon

Jorge Mejias, University of Amsterdam

Yuanyuan Mi, Tsinghua University

Ida Momennajad, Microsoft Research

Memming Park, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Xiao-Jing Wang, New York University

Anqi Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology

Guangyu Robert Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


No payment is due until the selection decisions are made, but any applicant requiring financial support (i.e. stipends) should make that request in written form during the online application. The admissions process is need-blind, your financial situation will not be considered before admission decisions are made.