A workshop on statistics and neuroscience, to take place at the University of Warwick, UK, Sept. 3-5 2014. We’ll talk spikes, voxels, pixels, MCMC, and so on.Official call for posters below the fold.


We are pleased to announce that a workshop on “Statistical Challenges in Neuroscience” will take place Sept. 3 to 5, 2014 in Warwick, UK, and will be hosted by the Center for Statistical Methodology (CRiSM). The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers from statistics and (computational) neuroscience, to hopefully create greater awareness within the statistical community of the kind of challenges that arise in neuroscience, and to introduce some recent developments in statistics to neuroscientists with an interest in methods.

The list of speakers, preliminary program, and abstracts can be viewed on the workshop’s website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/crism/workshops/neuroscience/

Topics include the analysis of imaging data (from fMRI to calcium imaging), connectome analysis and likelihood-free techniques.

The workshop will include a poster session, and we would like to invite anyone interested, particularly students and junior researchers, to submit abstracts. The deadline for both registration and poster abstract submission is Monday 19th August. However, the number of participants is limited and spots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Poster abstract submissions can be made via the website: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/crism/workshops/neuroscience/submission/

Limited travel support will be available for “young researchers”, see http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/crism/workshops/neuroscience/bursaries/

Looking forward to seeing you in Warwick,

The Organisation Committee: Adam Johansen (University of Warwick), Nicolas Chopin (CREST-ENSAE), Simon Barthelme (University of Geneva)