Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience

The Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience was recently established at the University of Waterloo. The Centre is a growing research initiative of the University. The Centre consists of several labs focused on various areas of theoretical neuroscience (aka computational neuroscience). At present, the Centre consists of faculty members from Applied Mathematics, Biology, Psychology, Engineering, Philosophy, Statistics, Computer Science, and their students. The Centre has established a unique Graduate Program in theoretical neuroscience and hosts a regular academic colloquium series. The Centre also hosts the annual public Waterloo Brain Day lectures.

  1. Aug. 28, 2018CTN Moves to New E7 Building

    The CTN has moved into new space in the just finished E7 building.  See the updated location information for a map.  This move provides unified space for CTN faculty and students to more closely interact on a day to day basis.  The space includes offices, visitor space, collaboration space, meeting space, and research space. If you're wandering by E7, come check us out on the 6th floor.

  2. May 23, 2018Nengo Summer School 2018 on the Horizon

    The CNRG lab is gearing up for this year's Nengo Summer School (AKA Brain Camp). This is an intensive two-week project-based workshop that brings researchers from around the globe together to learn about and build neural models with Nengo. The activities begin on June 4th, 2018. A sample from last year's event can be seen in this video.

  3. Nov. 29, 2017Professor Jeff Orchard and Louis Castricato win best paper award at ICONIP 2017
    Professor Jeff Orchard and third-year undergraduate computer science student Louis Castricato received a best paper award at the 24th International Conference on Neural Informational Processing (ICONIP 2017) for their paper titled “Combating adversarial inputs using a predictive-estimator network.”
     

    The conference was held in Guangzhou, China from November 14–18, 2017, and provided an international forum for scientists, researchers, educators, industrial professionals and students

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Waterloo researchers among top in Canada

Chris Eliasmith writing on a whiteboardChris Eliasmith, Director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, received the prestigious John C. Polanyi Award  and is also an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.

How to Build a Brain

Chris Eliasmith’s team at the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience has built Spaun, the world’s largest simulation of a functioning brain. The related book is now available and for the full article Waterloo Stories.

Nengo

This is a collection of coverage of work with Nengo (Neural Engineering Objects) that has appeared in the popular press recently.