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Past Events

Industry PanelThe CNTP industry panel discussion will explore career opportunities across various industries for individuals with backgrounds in neural engineering. Experts from diverse industries and career stages will share insights on topics such as career development suggestions, technology commercialization strategies and emerging trends in the field. This virtual event will consist of a 45-minute moderated discussion followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.
Atlanta Science Festival ExpoWe will show the broader community of Atlanta neuroengineering demos (including EMG controlled stimulation and EMG controlled robotic claws) and talk science!
10:00am-5:00pmPiedmont Park
Interactive Explainable AI WorkshopThe workshop will consist of a 20-minute talk and a 40-minute coding session where you will apply the concepts.
12-1pmEngineering Science & Mechanics Building (ESM), Classroom 202
Science-Art Communication EventGuest speaker Dr. Naila Kuhlmann will be giving a talk on scientific communications through the arts.
5-7pmHSRB-II, 1st floor, Seminar Room N100
Winter Game NightWe will have optional activities such as pool, table tennis, foosball, shuffleboard, cornhole, giant connect 4, and additional board games!
6:30-9:00pmTech Rec – 351 Ferst Dr. NW
Machine Learning WorkshopThe technical training committee is hosting a machine learning workshop led by Nathan and Dom from the Pandarinath Lab. In this workshop, you’ll learn how transformers can be used in neuroscience to learn population dynamics of neurons.  Transformers are the latest craze in machine learning. Revolutionary platforms such as ChatGPT are built using transformers.  The model you’ll learn is called the neural data transformer and models like these are used in BCIs.
1:00-200 pmHSRB-1, E160
Scientific Communication on Social Media WorkshopScientific communication workshop led by guest speaker Wendy Darling, communications and social media manager at Emory University. Learn how to leverage social media to communicate your research! Matt Williams will be taking professional headshots for trainers following the talk. Food will be provided for in-person participants.
5-7pmCombined Classroom 121 & 123 The Hatchery, Emory University
Interactive Brain Oscillations WorkshopLearn to analyze brain oscillation data with free lunch!  The workshop will consist of a 30-minute talk and a coding session where you will apply the concepts to a real LFP dataset in Matlab.  Make sure to bring a laptop with Matlab installed and feel free to bring your own data!  
12:30-1:30pmGeorgia Tech Engineering Science & Mechanics Building Classroom G08
Annual NIH T32 Computational Neural Engineering RetreatThe annual NIH T32 Computational Neural Engineering retreat at Panola Mountain State Park. The day will be filled with research presentation, hiking or biking, team building, fun and food.
9am-5pmPanola Mountain State Park
Faculty Talk with Dr. Anqi WuDr. Anqi Wu is the PI of the Brain Intelligence and Machine Learning (BRAINML) lab. She will discuss her lab’s research. This will be a good opportunity to learn about her lab’s work, and to foster future potential collaborations.
3-4pmMoSE 1224
NeuroAI Summer CourseThe NeuroAI Summer Course is taught by Drs. Eva Dyer, Chethan Pandarinath, and Anqi Wu. This three-day course targets trainees interested in research at the intersection of Neuroscience and ML/AI. The workshop will provide an introduction to deep learning, unsupervised learning, and time series methods, with hands-on coding sessions to get your feet wet.
9-5pmHatchery @ Emory
Feedback Sessions on Grad School ApplicationsCurrent CNTP trainees are offering graduate application assistance to provide feedback on essays and give guidance on potentially relevant faculty. You can request assistance by filling out the form before November 22, 2022.
ABRCMS 2022The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS, has been the go-to conference for underrepresented community college, undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for 20 years. ABRCMS 2022 will take place in-person, Nov. 9-12 in Anaheim, California. Dr. Lena Ting will recruit CNTP applicants at ABRCMS 2022. Please reach out if you would like to join the CNTP program!
9am-7:30pmAnaheim, CA
CRCNS PI MeetingThe Atlanta neuroscience community is hosting the 2022 CRCNS (Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience) PI meeting. The meeting will consist of a two-day conference hosted at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in midtown Atlanta on October 27-28, 2022. For more details, check out the meeting website:
7am-8pmGeorgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
DEI Journeys in Computational NeuroscienceThe NIH T32 Computational Neural Engineering Training Program (CNTP) is organizing a DEI panel. The goal of the panel is to discuss different scientific journeys in computational neuroscience and in what respects we as a field can improve DEI. Based on the panelists’ experiences, we encourage participants to start thinking about specific actions they can undertake to increase the accessibility and feeling of belonging for a more diverse group of people.

The panel consists of graduate students Elaida Dimwamwa and Alejandro Lopez, assistant director of postdoctoral services Dr. Karena Nguyen, and associate professor Dr. Samuel Sober.
Here is the meeting link, please register:
GT/Emory Neural Engineering Center Research ExpoPlease join the Computational Neural Engineering Training Program for the Georgia Tech/Emory Neural Engineering Center Research Expo this June to showcase the wide range of research achievement in the Atlanta neural engineering community. The Research Expo will be hosted by the GT/Emory Neural Engineering Center and welcomes poster presentations on research relating to neural engineering and computational neuroscience.

To attend the GT/Emory Neural Engineering Center Research Expo, please register at this link here:
2-4PMIBB 1128
Sub-Second Dynamics of the Hippocampal Neural CodingDr. Lu Zhang will be talking about methods for performing cycle-by-cycle analysis of theta-gamma coupling in the hippocampus, which he leveraged to investigate hippocampal neural codes during goal-directed behavior. More generally, this approach is a novel way of analyzing neural oscillations, which are thought to shape temporal information processing within neural circuits.
11:30am-12:45pmSuddath Seminar Room
Town HallIn preparation for our grant renewal plans and Advisory Board meeting, we are holding a town hall to get some feedback from everyone in the CNTP community.
1-2pmIBB 1128