Agenda & Video Recordings

The Workshop on Brain Dynamics and Neurocontrol brings together researchers from both the systems theory and the neuroscience communities to enable new understandings of brain function and neural information processing.

The workshop will take place in the Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center, with the exception of the Cox Distinguished Lecture in Simon Hall.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017
6:00–8:30 PM Opening Reception and Dinner Buffett Pub, Room 440
Monday, June 26, 2017
7:00–8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Second Floor Lobby
7:30AM Registration desk opens Outside Room 200
8AM–4:30 PM Posters may be set-up throughout the day Room 340
8:30–8:45 AM Welcome & introductory remarks Room 200
8:45–9:45 AM Plenary Session I

Steven Schiff: Model-Based Neural Control Engineering: Interfacing with Complex Uncertainty

9:45–10:00 AM Break Second Floor Lobby


10:00–10:30 AM Garrett Stanley: Closed-loop Optogenetic Control of the Thalamocortical Circuit

Room 200
10:30–11:00 AM Jason Ritt: Single Neuron Scale Neurocontrol using Ensemble Scale Stimulation

11:00–11:30 AM Scott Norris: Deep Brain Stimulation: Starting to Close the Loop

11:30AM–12:55 PM Luncheon Dining Room 351
1:00–1:30 PM Jeff Moehlis: Controlling Populations of Neurons

Room 200


1:30–2:00 PM J. Nathan Kutz: Data-driven methods for characterizing functionality and control in neural networks

Room 200
2:00–2:30 PM Barani Raman: Sensing and unsensing a sensory stimulus: relating neural dynamics to behavioral transitions

2:30–3:00 PM Pierre Sacre: Neural mechanisms behind human decision-making: A dynamical system approach to uncover integration of cognition and internal biases

3:00–3:30 PM Break Second Floor Lobby

(open to the public)

3:30–4:30 PM Roger Brockett: Shallow learning for acquiring basic motor skills

Introduction: R. Martin Arthur, Chair of Electrical & Systems Engineering, Washington Univ.

Simon Hall 1
May Auditorium
4:30–5:00 PM Panel Discussion

5:00–5:30 PM Break
5:30–6:00 PM Reception & Poster Session Preview Room 340
6:00–7:00 PM Dinner Remarks

Jordan Berg, National Science Foundation

Dining Room
Third floor, Room 351
7:00–8:00 PM Formal Poster Session
Presenters should be at their posters
Room 340
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
7:00–9:00 AM Continental Breakfast Second Floor Lobby
9:00–9:15 AM Day 2 Introduction
9:15–10:15 AM Plenary Session II
John Bailleuil: Actionable Perception: Thoughts
on bio-inspired sensory-motor-behavior control

Room 200
10:15–10:30 AM Break Second Floor Lobby


10:30–11:00 AM Fabio Pasqualetti: Synchronization Patterns in Networks of Kuramoto Oscillators: A Network-Theoretic Approach for Analysis and Control

Room 200
11:00–11:30 AM Evelyn Tang: A developmental arc of white matter supporting a growing diversity of brain dynamics

11:30–12:00 PM Sergio Pequito: Neuroscience: a control theory and network science perspective

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12:00PM Meeting adjourns