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Engineering at SpringerPlus

SpringerPlus on April 14, 2015 at 15:12 - 0 Comments
Dr George Tsihrintzis, Co-Editor in Chief for Engineering at SpringerPlus

I received a Diploma of Electrical Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (with honors) and my M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

I am currently a Professor in the Department of Informatics at The University of Piraeus, Greece and also the Director of the Graduate Program of Study in “Advanced Computing and Informatics Systems” within this Department. Students are our future; I have supervised 10 doctoral students who have received their doctoral degrees and am currently supervising an additional 7 students.

My current research interests include Pattern Recognition, Decision Theory, and Statistical Signal Processing and their applications in Multimedia Interactive Services,

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From: The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience blog

50% discount on JMN Open Access charges

Stephen Coombes on March 14, 2015 at 13:39 - 0 Comments

Until the end of 2015 Springer is offering a 50% discount on Open Access charges to the Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience.

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Congratulations to Nancy Kopell and Bard Ermentrout

Stephen Coombes on March 14, 2015 at 13:36 - 0 Comments

Congratulations to Nancy Kopell and Bard Ermentrout for their recent Mathematical Neuroscience Prizes from Israel Brain Technologies.  Nancy has been recognised for her work in mathematical analysis of nervous system functions, and our editorial board member Bard for his classic work in mathematical biology.

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International Conference on System Level approaches to Neural Engineering

Stephen Coombes on March 4, 2015 at 14:27 - 0 Comments

International Conference on System Level approaches to Neural Engineering

Dates: September 21st – 23rd , 2015

Venue: Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Barcelona, Spain

Website: http://www.neural-engineering.eu/BarcelonaConference2015/index.html

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together theoretical and experimental neuroscientists and roboticists to discuss the state of the art in the field of Neural Engineering. This three day long event is part of a series of training events organized by the Marie Curie Initial Training Network NETT (Neural Engineering Transformative Technologies). It...

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From: The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience blog

Okawa foundation prize awarded to Olivier Faugeras

Stephen Coombes on March 3, 2015 at 09:06 - 0 Comments

Congratulations to our co-editor in chief, Professor Olivier Faugeras, for the award of the Okawa foundation prize for his pioneering contributions to computer vision and computational neuroscience.  Olivier is currently in Tokyo to receive this well deserved award.

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From: The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience blog

Junior faculty position at Georgia State University

Stephen Coombes on February 23, 2015 at 10:49 - 0 Comments
The Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University (GSU) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor pending budgetary approval. The ideal candidate will establish a research program that synergizes with existing key strengths in the Neuroscience Institute in behavioral neuroscience, computational neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, and neuroplasticity. Preference will be given to researchers with expertise and a publication record using state-of-the art methodologies. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or M.D. in a discipline related to neuroscience and should demonstrate the ability to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to mentor Ph.D. graduate students. Excellence in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels is also expected. Candidates should have an outstanding record of accomplishment and a strong/...

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From: The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience blog

February 2nd 2015: submission deadline for the 1st International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience

Olivier Faugeras on December 16, 2014 at 10:55 - 0 Comments

1st International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience (ICMNS)
June 8 – 10, 2015
Antibes – Juan les Pins, France

https://icmns2015.inria.fr

Submission deadline: February 2, 2015 Notification of acceptance: February 27, 2015

Oral presentations will be selected from the submission of one-page abstracts. Poster presentations will be selected from the submissions of a half a page abstracts. Accepted oral contributions will be considered for possible publication in a special issue of the Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience.

See the page https://icmns2015.inria.fr/accepted-papers/ for LaTeX and Word templates and how to submit.

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From: The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience blog

1st International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience (June 8-10 2015, Juan les Pins, France)

Olivier Faugeras on November 3, 2014 at 13:24 - 0 Comments

The First International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS) will be held at the Congress Center in Juan-les-Pins, on the French Riviera on June 8-10, 2015.

The goal of this conference is to bring together theoretical neuroscientists and mathematicians interested in using mathematical concepts and methods for solving problems posed by neuroscience.

It is motivated by the idea that many outstanding questions concerning the functioning/dysfunctioning of brains at multiple spatial and temporal scales require the use of a wide range of mathematical tools, including, but not restricted to, functional analysis, dynamical systems theory, bifurcation theory, probability and statistics, stochastic calculus, geometry, information theory, and numerical analysis. The conference is also aimed to illustrate that neuroscience is

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From: Evolution: Education and Outreach blog

Paris evolves: Rue Lamarck

z_californianus on September 4, 2014 at 13:36 - 0 Comments

In Montmartre, Paris honors an evolutionist!

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From: Evolution: Education and Outreach blog

Increasing submissions

z_californianus on August 10, 2014 at 21:56 - 0 Comments

The team of associate editors is a critical piece of EEO‘s strategy in a new phase of its existence. After an extended launch and move to open access, we now promote sustainability and consolidate our reputation for excellence and creativity in explaining evolutionary biology and its consequences to a general audience.

EEO‘s publication model in its initial stages relied heavily on Niles Eldredge’s network of connections. Issues were assembled by a guest editor or editors, who would solicit articles on a particular topic in his or her area or areas of expertise. As a result, those in the community of evolutionists outside of those immediately connected with Niles and his colleagues have not come to see EEO as an outlet for their work, and...

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New book - Neural Fields: Theory and Applications

Stephen Coombes on June 24, 2014 at 18:24 - 0 Comments
Neural Fields: Theory and Applications Written by leading scientists in the field Includes contributions from two of the founding-fathers of neural field theory:  Shun-ichi Amari and Jack Cowan The first comprehensive collection of results in the research area of neural field theory
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From: Evolution: Education and Outreach blog

Blog carnival!

z_californianus on May 31, 2014 at 23:01 - 12 Comments

The blog posts for this month’s carnival address fundamental problems in evoluitionary biology in novel and controversial contexts.

Hunan evolution Mechanisms of evolution Conduct of science and its representation in the media Human evolution

Evolution and human races. A recent book by Nicholas Wade focuses controversy on the issue of whether human beings can be organized into races: Wade argues that they can be, and that people in the same race share behavior and other capacities because they share a common racial inheritance. Bradly Alicea challenges Wade by discussing the nature and interpretation of genetic variation and population differentiation in our species. Jennifer Raff, a postdoc at UT Austin with graduate level training both anthropology and genetics, challenges readers to identify...

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From: Journal of Interaction Science blog

Poem of (not just) Interaction Science

GSB on March 18, 2014 at 13:53 - 0 Comments

Imagine…

Now make it.

Test it.

Evaluate.

Review.

Allow for doubts.

Challenge your doubts.

Test it again.

Innovate.

Opt for the best.

Nothing is impossible.

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Spread the word.

Criticize.

Interact.

Enjoy.

New ideas?

Circle of magic:

Evolution.

 

 

by Sandi Ljubic, JoIS Board Member

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From: The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience blog

Changes in the JMN Editorial Board

Olivier Faugeras on March 6, 2014 at 12:49 - 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that three renowned scientists in the field of Mathematical Neuroscience have accepted to join the Editorial Board of the JMN: Sue Ann Campbell from the University of Waterloo, Canada, Wilhelm Stannat from the Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany, and Stephan A Van Gils from the Universiteit Twente, Netherlands. We thank the four members of the Editorial Board, Romain Brette, Wulfram Gerstner, Vincent Hakim, and Hinke Osinga, who decided to step down from the Board, for their efforts in promoting the Journal.

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International Workshop on Neurodynamics

Stephen Coombes on February 10, 2014 at 15:54 - 0 Comments
International Workshop on Neurodynamics, Castro-Urdiales, Spain, July 14 – 17, 2014.

The aim of this workshop is to present an overview of successful achievements in this rapidly developing collaborative field by putting together different types of applications of nonlinear dynamics (geometrical tools in dynamical systems, numerical methods, computational schemes, dynamical measures, …) to different problems in neuroscience (mononeuronal dynamics, network activity, cognitive problems, …). Registration deadline is 31st March 2014.

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