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COLLOQUIUM: Yurii Vlasov, "Dynamic Organization of Brain Networks Revealed by Machine Learning Applied to Massive Spiking Datasets"

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Illinois Computer Science
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Apr 17, 2024   3:30 pm  
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Computer Science Colloquium Series


We introduce a probabilistic model to discover the dynamic connectivity structure in a network of spiking cortical neurons. The model is evaluated on ground truth synthetic data and compared to alternative methods to ensure quality and quantification of model predictions. When applied to large-scale recordings of spiking activity in a mammalian visual cortex, the model reveals the latent dynamic functional interactions in cortical networks that is typically omitted from analysis.

Dr. Yurii Vlasov is a John Bardeen Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the UIUC he established the Integrated Neurotechnology Lab devoted to development of advanced engineering approaches aimed at reverse engineering of brain circuits. 
Prior to joining UIUC in 2016, Vlasov held various research and managerial positions with IBM Research developing silicon nanophotonics. Under his leadership the technology has been deployed for manufacturing to enable high-performance optical connectivity. Vlasov has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and is a Fellow of OSA, APS, IEEE. 
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Part of the Illinois Computer Science Speakers Series. Faculty Host: Mohammed El-Kebir 

Meeting ID: 848 7749 1493 
Passcode: csillinois

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