Workshop: Maths in the Brain

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Workshop: Maths in the Brain

Bringing Victorian researchers together with a shared interest in understanding the brain from a quantitative perspective

By Adeel Razi

When and where

Date and time

Monday, November 29, 2021 · 8:30am - 6pm AEDT


Auditorium 770 Blackburn Road Clayton, VIC 3800 Australia

About this event

Maths in the Brain Workshop 2021

Innovations in the application of mathematical methods in neuroscience

After a successful launch in 2019, Maths in the Brain will bring together researchers in Victoria with a shared interest in understanding the brain from a quantitative perspective. Leading experts will meet in person to present their latest work on mathematical modelling of brain structure and function to understand how disease affects the brain and how coordinated brain activity gives rise to perception and cognition.

The event is sponsored by the Brain Mapping and Modelling Research Program of the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, in partnership with Monash Biomedical Imaging. Early career researchers will have an opportunity to present their work, with prizes awarded to the highest quality posters and flash talks.

Event website is here.


29 November 2021


This is an in-person meeting located at:

Monash Biomedical Imaging - Auditorium

770 Blackburn Road, Clayton, VIC 3800

Invited Speakers

Session 1 Computational Neuroscience

Dr Aurina Arnatkeviciute, Monash University

Dr Leonardo Novelli, Monash University

Prof Karen Caeyenberghs, Deakin University

Prof Nao Tsuchiya, Monash University

Session 2 Machine Learning in Neuroscience

Dr Levin Kuhlmann, Monash University

Dr Demi Gao, University of Melbourne

Dr Kamlesh Pawar, Monash University

Ms Johanna Bayer, ORYGEN and University of Melbourne

Session 3 Signal Processing in Neuroscience

Dr Tatiana Kameneva, Swinburne University of Technology

Prof Anthony Burkitt, University of Melbourne

Dr Maureen Hagan, Monash University

Session 4 Decision Neuroscience

Prof Carsten Murawski, University of Melbourne

Dr Trevor Chong, Monash University


8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast & Tea

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome by Adeel Razi

Session 1 - Computational Neuroscience – Chaired by Stuart Oldham

9:10 – 9:30 A disconnection between the structural connectome and behaviour in brain-injured patients by Karen Caeyenberghs

9:30 – 9:50 A mathematical perspective on edge-centric functional connectivity by Leonardo Novelli

9:50 – 10:10 Genetic influences on hub connectivity of the human connectome by Aurina Arnatkeviciute

10:10 – 10:30 Using category theory to assess the relationship between structures of consciousness and information by Nao Tsuchiya

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea

Session 2 - ML/AI in Neuroscience – Chaired by Sid Chopra

11:00 – 11:20 Maths in brain scans: Site effect correction in multi-site neuroimaging studies by Johanna Bayer

11:20 – 11:40 Graph convolutional neural networks for epileptiform spike detection from scalp EEG by Levin Kuhlmann

11: 40 – 12:00 Towards personalised cochlear implants by Demi Gao

12: 00 – 12:20 Deep learning applications for neuroimage enhancements by Kamlesh Pawar

12:20 – 13: 00 Flash Talks

13:00 – 15: 00 Posters + Lunch + Networking

Session 3 - Signal Processing in Neuroscience – Chaired by Mana Biabani

15:00 – 15:20 Closed-loop control in neuroscience application by Tatiana Kameneva

15:20 – 15:40 Sparse coding: A general organizing principle in cortical circuits? by Anthony Burkitt

15:40 – 16:00 Functional inhibition coordinates looking and reaching by Maureen Hagan

Session 4 – Decision Neuroscience – Chaired by Katharina Voigt

16:00 – 16:20 Complexity of computation and decision-making by Carsten Murawski

16:20 – 16:40 Neurocomputational mechanisms underlying the subjective value of information by Trevor Chong

16:40 – 17:00 Prizes Announcement and Closing by Alex Fornito

17:00 – 18:00 Networking Session

Organising committee

A/Prof Adeel Razi (Chair)

Prof Alex Fornito

Prof Gary Egan

Prof Naotsugu Tsuchiya

Dr Leonardo Gollo

ECR committee

Dr Leonardo Novelli

Dr Aurina Arnatkeviciute

Ms. Anikó Kusztor

Ms Tamrin Barta


A/Prof Adeel Razi

Head, Computational and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory

Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health

Monash University

T +613 9905 0109


About the organizer

Organized by
Adeel Razi

Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University

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