News archive - April 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Paul Thagard wins Killam Prize

A University of Waterloo professor and CTN member who creates computer models of human emotions and consciousness has won a coveted 2013 Killam Prize.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Virtual Researcher on Call

Jeff Orchard, Associate Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, sat down with Researcher on Call to discuss his research on theoretical and computational neuroscience in an episode of Science Scoop.

For full article and video:  Cheriton School of Computer Science

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.

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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.