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750 CEPSR, Columbia University

530 W 120th Street

New York, NY 10027

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We are pleased to announce the 2nd Fruit Fly Brain Hackathon (FFBO 2017). This hackathon will feature the Fruit Fly Brain Observatory (FFBO) and its key components NeuroNLP and NeuroGFX. The former allows for exploring fruit fly brain data using plain English queries, and the latter facilitates the modeling and execution of such brain circuits. Brief tutorials will be given on the usage of the FFBO as well as developing new tools/features in FFBO. The hackathon is aimed at three main groups of participants: neurobiologists, modelers and software engineers. The goal of the hackathon is to bring together these three groups of participants to create new ideas to develop, use and improve the FFBO platform towards developing executable model of the fruit fly brain.

The Fruit Fly Brain Hackathon is organized in conjunction with the Columbia Workshop on Brain Circuit, Memory and Computation on March 13-14, 2017. Participants of the hackathon are welcome to attend the workshop.

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Paul Richmond, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield
Adam Tomkins, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield
Nikul Ukani, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
Chung-Heng Yeh, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
Yiyin Zhou, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University


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750 CEPSR, Columbia University

530 W 120th Street

New York, NY 10027

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The overall mission of Columbia University’s Center for Neural Engineering and Computation (CNEC, pronounced “scenic”) is to 1) cross-link multiple laboratories in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) that are developing new types of engineering and computing tools for studying the nervous system, 2) provide an interface and representative organization for SEAS efforts in neuro-engineering/computing to the rest of Columbia University and other institutions, and 3) provide an organized structure for developing a comprehensive academic curriculum for computational neuroscience education at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

The Center’s research focus is on the development of engineering and computation-driven neurotechnologies and their role as enablers for studying neural systems, most notably the normal and diseased brain. The Center will facilitate efforts focusing on engineering and computation-driven neurotechnology development which impact the specific research endeavors of all members of the center as well as the grand challenge questions confronted by the entire neuroscience community.

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