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The Data Science Initiative is sponsoring a two-day workshop on February 16 and 17 highlighting recent advances on big data in brain science. The event will consist of tutorials on Feb 16 and presentations & discussions on the scientific context and data/analytic/modeling strategies on Feb 17. 

Date and Time

February 16: 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
February 17: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Calit2 Auditorium, UCI. Parking is $10 in the Anteater Parking Structure (directions)


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Time                    Description
1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Tutorial on Pre-Processing of fMRI Data
Mark Fiecas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.    Coffee Break
3:45 – 5:30 p.m. Tutorial on Pre-Processing of EEG Data (EEGLAB)
Scott Makeig, Ph.D., Research Scientist & Director, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego

Friday, February 17, 2017

Time                    Description
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Padhraic Smyth, Ph.D., Director, Data Science Initiative
Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Statistics, UCIHernando Ombao, Ph.D., Co-Organizer
Professor of Statistics and Professor of Cognitive Sciences
Session 1 Data Analytic Challenges in Neural Signals (spike train, LFP)
Moderator: Babak Shahbaba, Associate Professor of Statistics, UCI
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Ellen Wann
Graduate Student, Frostig Lab
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, UCI
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.    Chi-Wing Ng
Post-doctoral Researcher, Fortin Lab
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, UCI
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Sam Behseta
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Cal State Fullerton 
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.    Discussion (led by Prof. Shahbaba)
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.   Coffee Break
Session 2 Data Analytic Challenges in fMRI
Moderator: Michele Guindani, Associate Professor of Statistics, UCI
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.    Zach Reagh
Graduate Student, Yassa Lab
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI
11:45 – 12:15 p.m. Ron Frostig, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior, UCI
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.    Jessica Cassidy
Post-doctoral Researcher, Cramer Lab
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, UCI
1245 – 1:15 p.m. Discussion (led by Prof. Guindani)
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.    Lunch Break
Session 3 Data Analytic Challenges in EEG
Moderator: Ramesh Srinivasan, Professor and Chair of Cognitive Sciences, UCI
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.    Daniel Shrey, M.D.
Pediatric Neurology, CHOC
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Rachel Smith
Graduate Student, Lopour Lab
Laboratory of Computational and Translational Neuroscience
Department of Biomedical Engineering, UCI 
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.    Dustin Pluta
Graduate Student, Space-Time Group and Statistical Genetics
Department of Statistics, UCI
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Anirudh Wodeyar
Graduate Student, Srinivasan Lab
Department of Cognitive Sciences, UCI
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.    Discussion (led by Prof. Srinivasan)