Neuroengineering Symposium

Exploring Neural Circuits in Novel Ways

Reading and writing information out of the central or peripheral nervous systems, controlling neurons to investigate neural circuits, or using the brain to inform the algorithms and architectures used in hardware or software designs have increasingly guided neuroscience research. The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Neuroengineering Symposium will feature 9 talks from leading researchers who are generating neural data, modeling neural signals, and shaping the field of neuroengineering.

In addition there will be a panel discussing how artificial intelligence and big data will shape neuroengineering in the years to come, lightning talks, and poster sessions by students.


Program Schedule

8:50 – 9:00 am – Welcome
  • Sabera Talukder, Biohub
  • Jim Karkanias, Biohub

Hardware Design

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Deep and Through the Skull: Pushing the Limits of Ultrasonic Implantables
  • Michel Maharbiz, UC Berkeley
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Wireless Neuromodulation
  • Ada Poon, Stanford

Algorithms

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. – Encoding and Decoding Human Speech Cortex
  • Edward Chang, UCSF
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. – How Powerful Are Graph Neural Networks
  • Jure Leskovec, Stanford
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. – Neural Mechanisms Underlying Neuroprosthetic Skill Learning
  • Jose Carmena, UC Berkeley

Development & Behavioral Analysis

12:45 – 1:15 p.m. – Development of Functional Areas in the Cerebral Cortex
  • Tomasz Nowakowski, UCSF
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. – Fronto-striatal Control of Approach-Avoidance Behavior
  • Lisa Gunaydin, UCSF

Panel Discussion

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Artificial Intelligence & Big Data in Neuroengineering
  • Panelists: Laura Waller (UC Berkeley), Loren Frank (UCSF), Ada Poon (Stanford), Edward Chang (UCSF)
  • Panel Chair: Sabera Talukder, Biohub

Neural Tool Development

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. – 3D Neural Activity Tracking with Compact Lensless Microscopes
  • Laura Waller, UC Berkeley
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – New Tools for Understanding Distributed Patterns of Brain Activity
  • Loren Frank, UCSF
4:15 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. – Final Words for Live Streaming Audience
  • Sabera Talukder, Biohub

Lightning Talks, Poster Presentation, Happy Hour

4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Lightning Talks (4th Floor – Commons)

 

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Poster Presentation + Happy Hour (4th Floor Commons)