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. 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

  2. May 23, 2017Nengo Summer School 2017 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, 2017. A sample from last year's event can be seen in this video.

  3. May 23, 2017CNRG going to CogSci 2017

    Congratulations to all members of the CNRG who had a paper accepted for CogSci this year! (hopefully I'm not missing anyone)

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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.