ELSC Special Seminar: Dr. Ariel Rokem - May. 31st, 2018

May 31, 2018

ELSC cordially invites you to the lecture given by:



Dr. Ariel Rokem 

University of Washington, eScience Institute


On the topic of:


The era of brain observatories: challenges and opportunities for machine learning in large human neuroscience datasets



The lecture will be held on Thursday, May 31st, at 16:00

at ELSC: Silberman Bldg., 3rd Wing, 6th Floor

Edmond J. Safra Campus


Light refreshments at 15:45



Neuroscience has traditionally made progress through experiments conducted in individual labs and relatively small samples. In recent years neuroscience has joined other fields, such as genomics and astronomy, relying on large collaborative projects and concerted data collection efforts, to gain access to large, heterogeneous and complex experimental data, at scales that have never been possible before. And while these data present novel opportunities to increase our understanding of the brain, they also present new challenges that arise from this deluge of data. In this talk, I will present a few recent studies that take advantage of novel machine learning algorithms and new protocols to capitalize on large, openly available datasets, and a few different approaches that we have taken to address these challenges. Some of the major challenges ahead lie in developing new socio-technical approaches to research: new ways to collaborate and learn. I will discuss approaches to these socio-technical challenges through open-source software development, and training in data science.