Fifth International Workshop
Statistical Analysis of Neuronal Data (SAND5)

May 20-22, 2010
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA



  • We expect travel support will be available.
  • Several sessions will be devoted to presentations by young investigators.
  • All participants are encouraged to present posters.
  • We expect selected papers to be published in a special issue of the Journal of Computational Neuroscience.
  • All talks will be held in Lawrence Hall 120 at the University of Pittsburgh.
Additional Information:
Studies of the neural basis of behavior typically use time-varying stimuli and produce time-varying neuronal responses. Statistically, the setting involves both continuous multiple time series and inhomogeneous point processes, sometimes dozens or hundreds of them observed simultaneously. There are many challenging analytical issues, including that of combining information obtained from multiple modalities (EEG, fMRI, MEG, and extracellular recordings). This workshop series aims to
  • define important problems in neuronal data analysis and useful strategies for attacking them;
  • evaluate analytical methods by their ability to yield insightful results in interesting settings;
  • foster communication between experimental neuroscientists and those trained in statistical and computational methods;
  • encourage young researchers, including graduate students, to present their work;
  • expose young researchers to important challenges and opportunities in this interdisciplinary domain, while providing a small meeting atmosphere to facilitate the interaction of young researchers with senior colleagues.

Keynote Lecturers:

  • Jack Gallant (UC Berkeley)
  • Stu Geman (Brown U.)
  • Sonja Gruen (Riken)
  • Partha Mitra (Cold Spring Harbor)
  • Tirin Moore (Stanford)
  • Clay Reid (Harvard)
  • Walt Schneider (Pittsburgh)
  • Matt Smith (Pittsburgh)
  • Garrett Stanley (Georgia Tech)
  • Mriganka Sur (MIT)

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