This page contains a record of past seminars held by UWIN, on a variety of topics related to neural engineering and computational neuroscience.

The 2016-17 seminar series:

  • Wednesday, October 12th, 3:30pm, HSB K-069, short talks:
    • “Neural inspired sparse sensors”: Bing Brunton, Washington Research Foundation Innovation Assistant Professor in Neuroengineering, Department of Biology, University of Washington
    • “Navigation across spatial scales”David Gire, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
  • Wednesday, November  9th, 3:30pm, HSB K-069, short talks:
    • “From pulse to percept: Modeling the perceptual experience of bionic vision”Ione Fine, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
    • “Battery-free wireless cameras: A platform for neurally inspired information processing research?”Josh Smith, Associate Professor, Departments of Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
  • Wednesday, December 14th, 3:30pm, HSB G-328: Matt Smear, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon: “Concentration change detectors in the olfactory bulb”
  • Wednesday, February 15th, 3:30pm,Husky Union Building (HUB) 340: UWIN Industry Panel on starting companies, featuring Chris Diorio (Impinj), Carlos Guestrin (Turi/Dato, Inc./GraphLab), and Chris Own (Voxa, Ack! Industries)
  • Wednesday, March 8th, 3:30pm, Husky Union Building (HUB) 337
    • “Advances and challenges in large-scale neuronal recordings from the primate brain”Beth Buffalo, Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington
    • “Electromagnetics Meets Biology”: Matt Reynolds, Associate Professor, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
  • Wednesday, April 12th, 3:30pm, Husky Union Building (HUB) 337: Melina Hale, Professor, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago: “Mechanosensation by deformable biological structures and its role in behavior”
  • Wednesday, May 10th, 3:30pm, Husky Union Building (HUB) 337
    • “Engineering tools for optical monitoring and control of neuronal activity”Andre Berndt, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington
    • “Predictive dynamical models for human sensorimotor control of teleoperated robots”Sam Burden, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington

The 2015-16 seminar series:

  • Wednesday, October 14th, 3:30pm, HSB K-069: Dr. Kat Steele, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington: “Synergies and Simulation: Quantifying altered neuromuscular control after brain injury”
  • Thursday, November 12th, 3:30pm, HSB G-417: Dr. Yoram Singer, Senior Research Scientist, Google: “Machine learning techniques for discovering spatio-temporal response of primate retinal ganglion cells”
  • Wednesday, December 9th, 3:30pm, HSB K-069: Dr. Nathan Kutz, Robert Bolles and Yasuko Endo Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington: “Neural processing, networks and desision-making: Integrating equation-free methods, machine learning and sparsity”
  • Wednesday, January 13th, 3:30pm, PAA-A110: Dr. Adrienne Fairhall, Associate Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington: “Beyond receptive fields: frontiers in neural coding”
  • Wednesday, February 10th, 3:30pm, PAA-A110: Dr. Jason Yeatman, Assistant Professor, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS), Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Washington: “The neural circuitry of reading”
  • Wednesday, March 9th, 3:30pm, PAA-A110: Dr. Jeff Riffell, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Washington: “Odor encoding as a dynamical process: experiments and computation”
  • Wednesday, April 13th, 3:30pm,PAA-A110: Dr. Visvesh Sathe, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington: “An implantable, low-power, high-density ECoG recording architecture for chronic Bidirectional Brain Computer Interfaces”
  • Wednesday, May 4th, 3:30pm,PAA-A110: UWIN Faculty Entrepreneurship Panel, featuring Drs. Josh Smith, Chet Moritz, Beth Buffalo, and Matt Reynolds