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Monday, June 26, 2023

Thought Process Podcast Interviews several CTN members.

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Thought Process a podcast by UWloo alumnus Jack MacKinnon features conversations with CTN members:

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Chris Eliasmith featured on the "Street Talk" podcast

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CTN Founding Director Chris Eliasmith discusses if AI can ever be truly conscious on the Machine Learning Street Talk podcast. You can watch the discussion at:

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Sue Ann Campbell is President Elect of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society

Sue Ann Campbell is President Elect of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society. CAIMS represents applied and industrial mathematics in Canada. The society has become a significant presence in industrial, scientific, and technological circles within and outside of Canada.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Bots and Beasts. New book by CTN Founding Member Paul Thagard

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Founding member of CTN, Professor emeritus of Philosophy, and 2013 Killam prize winner Paul Thagard has a new book out: Bots and Beasts: What makes Machines, Animals and People smart.

Friday, October 15, 2021

New Course! Neural Networks

CS 479 “Neural Networks” (cross listed as CS 679) is a new course to be offered for the first time Winter 2022. The course is developed by Jeff Orchard (CTN Core member). It was developed over 4 offerings of CS 489 (“Advanced topics in CS”), and should be of interest to undergraduates and graduates with interests in theoretical neuroscience.  For details and pre-requisites please consult cs479.

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Brain Day 2023 Videos On-line

The videos from Brain Day 2023 are now available on line at our youtube channel. Hope you enjoy.

CTN Masters Student Graduate Sugandha Sharma Appears on Generally Intelligent Podcast

Sugandha Sharma, masters student graduate of the University of Waterloo's CTN, discusses her research and time in the laboratory of CTN Founding Director Chris Eliasmith as well as her current PhD research at MIT on the Generally Intelligent Podcast. Give it a listen.

Sue Ann Campbell Presents at International Conference on Mathematical Neurosci 2022

Sue Ann Campbell (Applied Math/CTN core member) recently presented "Modulation of Synchronization by a Slowly Varying Current"  in July 2022 at the International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience; Watch it on YouTubesue ann campbell presentation image of spikes

CTN Research Day 2023 Oct 17 16:30 - 19:00 QNC 0101

The Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience will be hosting its second Research Day. This will be a chance to start the new academic year by getting re-acquainted with each other and the diversity of research conducted by CTN core and affiliate faculty. The format will be to have a number of CTN faculty share short overviews of their lab's and projects (16:30-17:30) and then, following a short coffee break (17:30-18:00), hear from a dozen current graduate students and post-docs giving short three minute talks on an aspect of their current research (18:00-19:00).

Bots and Beasts. New book by CTN Founding Member Paul Thagard

Paul Thagard, philosopher, cognitive scientist, Killam prize winner, and founding CTN member has a new book out: Bots and Beasts. bots and beasts book cover