MSNE Events and Guest Talks

The MSNE program is organizing events and invited presentations open to students, staff, and members of the public. Members of the Elite Network of Bavaria are especially invited to this events. Attendance is free.

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

MSNE Guest Talk, hosted by MSNE Student Alyona Starikova  and NEL

Guest talk by: Prof. Dr. Francesca Santoro from Jülich Research Center

Title: Electroics for the Body

Postponed! -> Flights are cancelled due to a strike.

Last Update on Feb 6th 2024

 

Students of TUM MSNE are cordially invitied to join the speaker series at Georgetown University.

Prof. Sara Goering

Flyer

registration for MSNE students: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cne-speaker-series-with-sara-goering-tickets-795551264247

Seminar title : Ethics integration in neuroscience and neurotechnology research: lessons learned

Feb 21st 2024 - 4 PM EDT (-> 10 PM CET), 2 hours.

Login Data on request (msne@ei.tum.de)
 

The BRAIN Initiative encourages attention to ethical issues in neuroscientific and neurotechnology research through its funding mechanisms. But what does successful integration of ethics work look like in the context of such research? This talk addresses some of the methodologies of integration, the valuable content that can arise from such integration efforts, and considerations for how to measure the success of ethics integration.

Sara Goering is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington, Seattle, where she also works in the Program on Ethics and the Disability Studies Program. For over ten years, she co-led the ethics research group at UW’s Center for Neurotechnology.

 

 

Students of TUM MSNE are cordially invitied to join the speaker series at Georgetown University:

Prof. Richard Andersen (California Institute of Technology) on Brain Machine Interfaces.

Mar 8th 2024, 10 PM CET, Online

Title and Abstract TBA.

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Talk is planned for March 25th 2024 at TUM, venue and hypid option TBA - Save the date for:

Title:
Materials Strategies Towards the Chronic and Multimodal Neural Interface

Abstract:
Microelectrode array (MEA) devices, placed in the nervous system to record and modulate neuroactivity have demonstrated success in neuroscience research and neural prosthesis applications. Functionalizing the microelectrode sites on MEAs to enable neurochemical sensing and drug delivery adds additional dimensions of information exchange and presents tremendous potential for understanding neural circuits and treating neurological diseases. In this talk, I will introduce the methods by which we enable chemical sensing and delivery from MEAs. By incorporating nanocarbon into the conducting polymer electrode coating, we achieved direct detection of electroactive species such as dopamine and serotonin. By immobilizing enzymes or aptamers on nanostructured electrodes, we achieved multisite detection of glutamate, GABA, and cocaine. By incorporating nanocarriers into conducting polymer coating, we enabled on-demand drug delivery. We demonstrated in vivo multisite and multiple analyte detection or neurotransmitter delivery along with neural recording from our multimodal neural probes. To overcome the challenges in the chronic neural interface, we use quantitative histology, explant analysis, and 2-photon imaging to uncover the mechanism of sensing/recording performance degradation and reveal biofouling, inflammatory host response, as well as material degradations. We use several bioengineering strategies to minimize these failure modes.  First, materials and devices that mimic the mechanical properties of the neural tissue have been shown to significantly improve device-tissue integration. Secondly, biomimetic coatings and drug delivery have been applied to reduce biofouling, sensor degradation, and inflammatory responses. These approaches may be combined to achieve long-term and high-fidelity multimodal neural interfacing.

Biography:

Dr. Tracy Cui is the William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh.  She earned her Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan. She works in the field of neural engineering with special focuses on neural electrode-tissue interface, neural tissue engineering, drug delivery, and biosensors.  She has an H index of 62 with over 13,000 citations and 7 patents. Dr. Cui has won numerous awards, including the 2016 Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the 2015 Carnegie Science Emerging Female Scientist Award, the 2008 NSF Career Award, and the 2005 Wallace Coulter Translational Research Career Award.

 

 

 

Talk is planned for April 2024, TBA

https://mentalab.com/

Last Update: Feb 5th 2024

Venue will be Munich.

Save the date - details will follow

 

 

Archived Guest Talks

MSNE Guest Talk, hosted by MSNE Student Karahan Yilmazer

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Greta Preatoni as the next speaker in our MSNE guest talk series. Dr. Preatoni, an alumna of the Neuroengineering Lab at ETH Zurich under Prof. Dr. Stanisa Raspopovic, has not only excelled in academia but also in the entrepreneurial world. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Neuroengineering Lab, where her focus remains on cutting-edge neuroengineering.

In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr. Preatoni has taken an impressive leap into entrepreneurship as the CEO and co-founder of MYNERVA. Her company is at the forefront of developing innovative, non-invasive solutions for diabetic neuropathy patients, aiming to alleviate nerve pain and reduce the risk of falls. This remarkable work has earned her a well-deserved spot in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

In her upcoming talk, Dr. Preatoni will share valuable insights from her research journey and entrepreneurial ventures. Mark your calendars and join us for an inspiring session that bridges the gap between academic research and industry application. Don't miss the opportunity to engage with Dr. Preatoni and have your most burning questions answered.

Flyer (PDF)

Zoom link:

Karahan Yilmazer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://tum-conf.zoom-x.de/j/61307505767?pwd=c28vZ25VSEsvc1ZZaFpHeWxJbE52QT09

Meeting ID: 613 0750 5767
Passcode: 646788

 

Speaker:

https://www.ias.tum.de/ias/wykowska-agnieszka/

https://www.iit.it/people-details/-/people/agnieszka-wykowska

 

Host:

Prof. Dr. Gordon Cheng

 

Date and Venue:

November 7th, 6.30 pm 

Room N1135  (TUM, Theresienstrasse 90, Gebäude N1, 80333 München)
https://www.ph.tum.de/about/visit/roomfinder/?room=0101.01.135&language=de

Title: Human Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction

Abstract: As modern technology advances, we are designing increasingly sophisticated tools to support and assist humans. However, it is crucial to not only focus on the technology, but also address the mechanisms of human cognition during the use of the technology. It is those mechanisms that will eventually determine whether the technology is efficacious and well accepted by users.

In my lab, we study the mechanisms of human cognition in interaction between humans and humanoid robots. With cognitive neuroscience methods, we seek to understand how attention operates during collaborative tasks with the robots, how the human users attune to the robot during joint action, whether they experience sense of agency when teleoperating the robot and sense of joint of agency when they are engaged in a shared task with the robot. In this talk, I will present results from my lab related to the above topics that have been obtained with the use of cognitive neuroscience methods (EEG and eye tracking) in human-humanoid interaction protocols. I will then discuss how these research questions (and respective findings) can be translated from human-humanoid interaction to Neuroengineering.

Last update: Nov 6 2023

MSNE Guest talk / Seminar

Speaker: Prof Peter Feys (Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, REVAL Rehabilitation research center, UHasselt),  Neurorehabilitation

Date and Time: Nov 16th 2023 - 6:00 PM
Venue: Room N1135 - Theresienstrasse 90 - TUM Main Campus

Host: Natalia Paredes Acuna @ Institute for Cognitive Systems (Prof. Gordon Cheng)

Cerebellar upper limb tremor and gait ataxia: a behavioural, neural and rehabilitation perspective

  • Proprioceptive and visuomotor control in persons with intention tremor in persons with MS
  • Coupling steps to music and metronomes in persons with cerebellar impairments: behaviour, neural entrainment and gait

Download Extended Seminar Description (PDF)

Bio: Prof Peter Feys is a full professor in neurological rehabilitation and dean of Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Hasselt. His inter-disciplinary research is focused on the assessment and rehabilitation for gait and upper limb function in predominantly persons with neurological conditions. It comprises investigations of motor fatigability, music-based entrainment and sonification, upper limb training, cognitive-motor interference, technology-supported training, and community self-directed training. Neuroimaging is performed to understand the impact of interventions on neural function and structure. The research is mostly performed in persons with Multiple sclerosis and secondary stroke and CP. Peter Feys has published over 145 peer- reviewed articles in esteemed international clinical neurological, imaging, and rehabilitation journals. Another particular interest is contributing to the establishment of large databases that contain MS rehabilitation data besides medical and lifestyle information, specifically the MSDATACONNECT initiative

Last update: Nov 8th 2023

Nov 21st 2023 - 6:30 PM - room N1135 - no registration required

MSNE Guest talk

Title:
Founding a company in Neurotech – Brightmind.AI’s journey from idea to MVP undergoing clinical studies

Bio
Tamara Gerbert, Co-founder & Managing Director of Brightmind.AI, has conducted research in Neuroscience at 5 world-leading research institutions leveraging closed-loop non-invasive brain stimulation, real-time EEG preprocessing, MRI data analysis and improving cognition. She has applied AI to successfully predict several neurological conditions using computer vision & deep reinforcement learning. Tamara holds an MRes in Neuroengineering from Imperial College London and a BSc from King’s College London.

Abstract
Brightmind.AI, founded in 2022, has brought its venture from 0 to clinical readiness in record time. From idea to investment, building a team, developing a prototype and setting up the first clinical trial - Tamara Gerbert will walk you through her personal journey as a Founder with recommendations to everyone with entrepreneurial spirit. Furthermore, Tamara will introduce Brightmind.AI's vision and roadmap of bringing clinically proven, self-learning, personalized non-invasive brain stimulation to everyday life. 

brightmind.ai

Last update: Nov 20th 2023

We are currently planning the third "MSNE Project Week" event.

This week is planned to be a combination of talks, workshops, discussions, lab tours and social events to encourage the onboarding of our new batch of MSNE students, in combination with workshops and a hackathon for sophomore students. One goal is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused and on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder. In addition, we aim to provoke conversations that matter in the field of Neuroengineering. On top of that, visiting and seeing the labs where actual research is happening will considerably contribute to our mission. This will also profoundly connect MSNE students with the topics of Neuroengineering.

Contact for further questions is msne@ei.tum.de

A joined TUM IAS and ENB Master Neuroengineering Event

Registration required -> Registration Website

The two-day workshop on Neuromorphic Computing provides an immersive platform for researchers, experts, and enthusiasts to explore cutting-edge advancements in neuromorphic neural systems, and sensors. Day 1 includes talks on Neuromorphic Systems, and Neuromorphic Hardware and Algorithms, followed by a stimulating panel discussion. Day 2 features a keynote on Neural Interfaces, with talks on Sensory Modeling and Rehabilitation. Interactive poster sessions and lab tours offer hands-on experiences and collaborative opportunities, making the workshop a knowledge-rich environment to spark inspiration and foster advancements in neuromorphic computing.

MSNE Project Week (Oct 10-12) and Workshop on Neuromorphic Computing (Oct 10-11) are synchronizing their schedules, allowing target audience the full experience.

Contact for further questions is Ms. Natalia Paredes ( natalia.paredes@tum.de )

Venues:

  • Day 1: TUM Campus Munich – Therisianum Lecture Hall
  • Day 2: Garching – IMETUM Lecture Hall

 

Program Flyer (PDF Download)


Date and Venue:
June 27th 2023, 5 PM at TranslaTUM (<-- !!!  Venue and Start Time changed !!!)

Registration required: https://forms.gle/tmfjxAhaNNT55pft9

Last update: May 30th 2023

MSNE Guest talk by Prof. Jordan Green

A MSNE talk hosted by Prof. Kristen Kozielski
Date and Venue:
June 26th 2023, 9.30 AM N1135

Registration required: https://wiki.tum.de/display/eifak/MSNE+Guest+Talk+-+Prof.+Jordan+Green

Speaker: Jordan J. Green, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Title: Polymeric Nanocarriers for Personalized Genetic Medicine

Abstract: Biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles can be engineered for intracellular delivery and cellular engineering, leading to new paradigms for personalized genetic medicine. Libraries of biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles were constructed and screened for the safe and effective intracellular delivery of DNA, miRNA, siRNA, and proteins. Differential polymer structure was found to significantly increase transfection efficacy and enable long-term in vivo gene expression. Tuning biomaterial structure also enables cell-type specificity of nanoparticles in a range of cell types.  Applications will be shown for non-viral ocular gene therapy, cancer stem cell reprogramming, gene editing, and immunotherapy.  These safe and effective biodegradable nanoparticles are promising as enabling technology to treat diverse human diseases.

Bio: Dr. Jordan J. Green is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Materials Science & Engineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Vice Chair for Research and Translation in Biomedical Engineering and is the former Director of the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program at JHU. Dr. Green is also the founding Associate Director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center and the founding Associate Director of Translational Immunoengineering Center at JHU. Dr. Green received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering and in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003 and completed his Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from MIT. Subsequently, Dr. Green was a postdoctoral associate at MIT from 2007-2008. Dr. Green was the founding CEO of the biotech company AsclepiX Therapeutics and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He also co-founded and/or serves on the board of five other biotechnology companies. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Controlled Release Society. He is also an Associate Editor at Science Advances and a standing member of the NIH Drug and Biologic Therapeutic Delivery (DBTD) study section. His work has resulted in the publication of over 150 scientific papers, 86 issued or pending patents, and 130 invited talks, and he has received numerous awards including the AIChE Colburn Award, the BMES Rita Schaffer Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Popular Science’s Brilliant Ten, and was a National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leader Scholar in Health & Medicine. Dr. Green and his lab are innovating gene therapies, immunotherapies, and cell therapies to advance medicine.

Last update: June13th 2023

MSNE Guest talk by Prof. Reza Shadmehr

A MSNE talk hosted by MSNE Student Mohsen Rastegari.

Prof. Shadmehr kindly agreed to interact with MSNE students on the upcoming MSNE Student Retreat. Eextending the audience beyond this student retreat, we are announcing a talk at TUM, open for the scientific public:

Registration required: https://wiki.tum.de/display/eifak/MSNE+Guest+Talk+-+Prof.+Reza+Shadmehr

Date and Venue:
June 6th 2023, 18:00 CEST in room N1135

Title: Neural computations in the cerebellar cortex during control of a movement

Abstract: Damage to the cerebellum typically causes dysmetria, affecting endpoint accuracy. What is the cerebellum computing that is so important for stopping a movement? In the marmoset, we have been studying saccadic eye movements, using silicon probes to quantify both the information that the cerebellar cortex receives via mossy fibers and climbing fibers, and the output it produces via Purkinje cells (P-cells). Our results suggest that the input encodes two different kinds of information: the goal of the movement in sensory coordinates, and the ongoing commands in motor coordinates. The output, as computed by populations of P-cells, produces a burst that rises analogous to predicting the real-time displacement of the eyes, and then suddenly and synchronously is inhibited when the eyes need to decelerate and stop. Thus, we speculate that the cerebellar cortex is computing in real-time the sensory consequences of the motor commands until it reaches a bound, as set by the desired goal of the movement, at which point the P-cells synchronously disinhibit the nucleus, thus stopping the movement.

Bio: Reza Shadmehr was born in Tehran, Iran, and was fortunate to be allowed by his parents to immigrate to the United States when he was 14 years old. He was raised in Spokane, Washington by foster parents and attended Gonzaga University, earning a BS in Electrical Engineering. He was subsequently mentored in robotics at the University of Southern California by Michael Arbib, where he was an IBM Graduate Fellow, then was awarded a McDonnell-Pew Postdoctoral Fellowship to attend MIT, where he was mentored in computational neuroscience by Emilio Bizzi. After MIT, he joined the Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Department, where he has remained his entire career. He has authored three books and is an elected Fellow of the AIMBE. His greatest accomplishment, however, has been mentoring students who have gone on to become good citizens and creative scientists.

Last update: May 8th 2023

 

Workshop Flyer (Download)

Last update: May 16th 2023

MSNE Guest talk by Dr. Esma Ismailova

Title: Organic bioelectronic devices in neural interfacing

Date and Venue:
February 27th 2023, 4.00 PM, hybrid event (online & in-person)

Venue: Room D00.003 at LMU - Fakultät für Biologie, Biozentrum - Großhaderner Str. 2 - 82152 Planegg-Martinsried
and
Online: Zoom credentials will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

Registration required

The talk is hosted by Prof. Anton Sirota.

 

Abstract: In the past decade, there has been considerable interest in the development of Brain Computer Interface devices for basic research as well as for the diagnosis and treatment of numerous diseases. Since a key readout of brain function and dysfunction is an electrical activity, recording these signals is instrumental for many of these devices. Conducting polymers (CPs) have demonstrated the unique ability to conduct ions in addition to electronic charge carriers. Their integration allows for a more intimate coupling at the interface between the traditional microelectronics and biological tissue, which relies primarily on ion-based signaling. The “soft” nature of CPs results in better mechanical compatibility with biological environments than inorganic electronic materials, and allows for their simple processing onto a variety of flexible substrates often used in biomedical implants. These properties are essential for developing new tools for neuroscience, as current technology relies on highly invasive, penetrating probes that induce neural tissue damage and degrade signal quality. During this talk, I will review our latest advances in applying highly conformal CP-based devices to record electrophysiological signals from the brain. I will introduce the different examples of my recent work, covering the development of novel devices for neural interfacing in deep and surface EEG, and the fundamental understanding of conducting materials processing and signal recording rational.

Bio: Dr. Esma Ismailova is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioelectronics (BEL) at the Centre Microélectronique de Provence of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France. She received a Master’s Degree in Polymer Science and a PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Physics through an Industrial Fellowship with STMicroelectronics from the University of Strasbourg. Her PhD work consisted of new generation photoresists development for high-resolution photolithography in semiconductor manufacturing. She held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory for Organic Electronics at Cornell University, NY USA studying the interfaces between biological systems and electronics. She joined BEL department as a staff member working on the elaboration of microfabrication processes for soft neural implants based on organic electronic materials. During her career, Dr. Ismailova has initiated national and international projects to develop organic electronic interfaces with the human body to allow for multimodal health data collection essential in advancing next generation of personalized diagnostics and therapies. She is actively involved in projects including materials development for neural interfacing, wearable health monitoring, neuromorphic computing in data processing, as well as AI-guided device design.

Last update: Feb 14th 2023

MSNE Guest talk by Dr. Simon Nimpf

Date and Venue:
January 24th 2023, 6.30 PM N1135

The talk is hosted by MSNE team (msne@ei.tum.de)

Registration required

Title: Investigating the neural basis of magnetoreception in the pigeon

Abstract:

The remarkable ability of animals to navigate over long distances is at least in part mediated by sensing the Earth’s magnetic field. Behavioral experiments on a large number of taxonomically diverse species support the existence of magnetoreceptive systems, however, the underlying sensorineural structures remain elusive. In the Keays lab we investigate where and how a magnetic stimulus is transduced into a neuronal impulse and how this information is integrated in the central nervous system of pigeons. Employing neuronal activity mapping, whole brain clearing and light sheet microscopy we show that exposing pigeons to rotating magnetic fields leads to increased activity in the brainstem vestibular nuclei, the dorsal thalamus and regions of the mesopallium and hippocampus of pigeons. These experiments provide evidence for a magnetosensory neuronal pathway originating in the pigeon vestibular system. Physical calculations, modeling and molecular ablation studies further support the hypothesis that magnetic fields might be detected by voltage sensitive ion channels in the vestibular system through a process called electromagnetic induction.

Dr. Simon Nimpf

Since Oct. 2021                      Post-doctoral researcher in the labs of Prof. David Keays and Prof. Laura Busse at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich; Project: Visual circuits in pigeons
2015 - 2020                              PhD in the laboratory of David Keays at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna; Project: Neuronal basis of magnetoreception in pigeons
2012 - 2015                              Master’s in Molecular Biology with a focus on Molecular Medicine at the University of Vienna
2009 - 2012                              Bachelor’s in Microbiology and Genetics at the University of Vienna

Last update: Dec.21th 2022

Within 2016-2022, MSNE invited more than 30 Researchers for guest talks, workshops, and other form of interaction with MSNE Students and researchers. --> Talks, Abstracts and Bio of Guests 2016 - 2022 (PDF)

Archived Events, Symposia, Excursions

First public screening of documentary movie "Neurofutures".
Download the Program Flyer

Date and Venue:

April 18th 2023, 8.00 PM N1179

Last update: Mar. 9th 2023

MSNE Students already received invitations.

The second "MSNE Project Week" is an in-person scientific event being curated by a group of MSNE students, for MSNE students and faculty members. This week is planned to be a combination of talks, workshops, discussions, lab tours and social events to encourage the onboarding of our new batch of MSNE students. One goal is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused and on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder. In addition, we aim to provoke conversations that matter in the field of Neuroengineering. On top of that, visiting and seeing the labs where actual research is happening will considerably contribute to our mission. This will also profoundly connect MSNE students with the topics of Neuroengineering.

Venue for most events is room N1135 at TUM Main Campus.

Tentative Agenda (as of October 11th 2022, stay tuned for further updates)

  • Wednesday, October 12th 2022
    09:00: Intro and Welcome (Organisers team)
    09:10: Welcome (MSNE Program Director Prof. Kristen Kozielski)
    09:30 - 10:50 The MSNE Study Handbook - Part 1** (by MSNE Program Manager Florian Rattei)
    10:50 - 11:00 Short Break
    11:00 - 12:30 fMRI and system level brain activity (by PD Dr. Afra Wohlschläger)
    ~12:30-13:30: Joined Lunch Break at TUM Canteen (no student card required for new students
    13:30               Scavenger Hunt and Get Together
    ~end by 17:30
  • Thursday, October 13th 2022
    09:00- 10:30:  Student-Workshop on Basic Electronics (by MSNE Student Mohsen Rastegari, supported by NEL Team Prof. Wolfrum)
    10:30 - 10:45: Short Break
    10:45 - 12:15: Student-Workshop on Basic Python (by MSNE Student Ritika Gupta, supported by Team Prof. Portugues Peters
    12:15 - 13:30: Lunch break (students arrange in groups, not organised by MSNE team)
    13:30 - 15:30: Student-Workshop on Signal Processing Part 1* (by MSNE Student Runfeng Lyv, supported by BAI Team Prof. Hemmert)
    15:30 - 15:45 Short Break
    15:45 - 17:00 MSNE Students Q & A
    End ~ 17:00

     
  • Friday, October 14th 2022
    09:00 - 10:30: Lab Tour 1
    10:30 - 12:00: Lab Tour 2
    12:00 - 13:00: Lunch break (students arrange in groups, not organised by MSNE team)
    13:30 - 15:00: Computational models of brain development and learning (Prof. Julijana Gjorgieva)
    15:15 - 16:30: Talk "Learnable latent embeddings for joint behavioral and neural analysis" (Steffen Schneider***, MSNE Alumn)
    16:30 - 18:00: MSNE Alumni <-> MSNE Students Chat (coffee and snacks will be served)

More details:

Later... also part of MSNE Project Week:

*   21.10.2022 - 14:00 - TBA : Student-Workshop on Signal Processing Part 2* (by MSNE Student Runfeng Lyv, supported by BAI Team Prof. Hemmert)
    24.10.2022 - 14:00 - Late Afternoon: Excursion for MSNE 3rd (and 5th) Semester Students to Brainlab AG (Feldkirchen bei München, Public Transport)
** 19.10.2022 -  11:30-12:30 - N1135: The MSNE Study Handbook - Part 2*  (by MSNE Program Manager Florian Rattei)

***  Steffen Schneider is an MSNE alumn and was part of the 1st batch to graduate from our master’s program. He is currently in the 3rd year of his PhD project "Adaptation & Robustness in Brains and Machines" in the ELLIS PhD & PostDoc program, which includes work on robust deployment of vision models and self-supervised learning for scientific data analysis. He is jointly advised by Matthias Bethge at the University of Tübingen and Mackenzie Mathis at EPFL. His work is supported by a Google PhD Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience.
He has previously worked on multi-modal learning in vision transformers at Meta NYC, on self-learning and object centric representations at Amazon in Tübingen and on self-supervised representation learning for speech recognition at Facebook AI Research. Apart from his research, he is a strong supporter of exposing children to modern computer science topics early on during their school education, and is co-founder of the non-profit "KI macht Schule" which integrates AI and ML education into the highschool curriculum. Further information on this website.

Closed event for MSNE -Students and MSNE Faculty only. No registration required.

Save the date: Monday 17.10.2022: Welcome by TUM President
 

Contact:

Contact for further questions is msne@ei.tum.de

In 2022, after a pause due to the pandemic, students organized a 4-day scientific retreat, returning to Ofterschwang (Allgäu, Germany).

More than 50 students joined, spanning several cohorts, supported by MSNE-Alumni Nogay Küpelioglu and Matthijs Pals, inviting scientic guests

  • Prof. Solaiman Shokur (EPFL, Lausanne)
  • Dr. Nataliya Kosmyna (MIT)
  • Dr. Henry Shelvin (Cambridge University)

The International Neuroengineering Symposium (2022) is an in-person scientific event on May 16th 2022 (9:30 - 13:30 CEST) organized by TUM, inviting all researchers and students interested in neuroengineering to meet and discuss recent developments with MSNE associated faculty and students of the Elite Network of Bavaria (ENB) Master Program in Neuroengineering (TUM).

Looking back to an event series that started in 2015, great attendance of researchers, many fruitful discussions, and a vivid research community are motivating us to continue with this event series. We will soon announce a detailed program agenda and a list of invited speakers. Second part of the symposium will be a poster exhibition by MSNE students.

Save the date for the 6th MSNE Symposium:
Monday, May 16th, 2022, 09:30-13:30 (CEST)
Venue: Immatrikulationshalle der TUM (Room 0136, Arcisstrasse 21)

Registration Website

Program (PDF, including abstract & biographies)

    Keynote Talks

  • 09:45 Flexible Adhesive Electronics for Electrophysiological Monitoring
    (Prof. Christopher J. BettingerCarnegie Mellon University)
    Talk will be chaired by MSNE-Student Stefan Dvoretskii
  • 10:40 Neuromorphic Prosthesis - Inspired by Neuroscience, applied to Robotics/Prosthesis
    (Prof. Nitish V. Thakor, Johns Hopkins University)
    Talk will be chaired by MSNE-Student Maria Luna Ghanime
  • 11:35 Magnetoelectric nanomaterials for wireless neuronal modulation
    (Prof. Kristen KozielskiTUM)
    Talk will be chaired by MSNE-Stundet Xingying Chen

    MSNE Student Poster Exhibition
         12:20 Introduction and Poster Exhibition, with snacks and drinks

  • Exploring Feature Extraction of Event-Based Data on Neuromorphic Hardware (Svea Meyer)
  • Real-time sharp wave detection and stimulation plugin  (Ahmed Almijbari)
  • Investigation of Cellular Mechanisms of Cognitive Flexibility in Mouse Prefrontal Cortex (Arij Briki)
  • Top-down modulation in canonical cortical circuits with inhibitory short-term plasticity (Felix Waitzmann)
  • E/I balance in Plastic Dendritic Recurrent Neural Networks (Bertram Fuchs)
  • Classifying zebrafish behaviour using Recursive Neural Networks (Nathan van Beelen)
  • A Pilot Study on Learning of Movement Mappings Using Inertial Sensors for Cursor Control (Onur Icin)
  • Source reconstruction methods for brain connectivity (Stefan Dvoretskii)
  • Implementing a template matching algorithm with SNNs on neuromorphic chip (Ayça Kepçe)
  • Automated pipeline for pre-processing EEG data (Erika Garza Ibarra)
  • Soft pneumatic hip exoskeleton for assisting human motion (Runfeng Lyv)
  • Basic Formations And Computations via Neuronal Assemblies (Mohamad Issa)
  • Parameterization of Worker Wellbeing in a Logistics Planning Context (Julia Balowski)
  • Effects of Semantic Context in Speech Understanding Through "Top-Down" or "Bottom-Up" Processes (Juan Daniel Galeano Otalvaro)
  • Machine learning for a cochlear implant stimulation strategy (Esteban Bullón Tarras)

- ~ End of Neuroengineering Symposium approx. 13:30 ~ -

Contact for further questions is msne@ei.tum.de

Students of TUM Elite Master Program in Biomedical  Neuroescience may also approach their program coordinators (-> master.mec.med@tum.de ) for further information regarding this symposium and interaction opportunities with MSNE students.


Past neuroengineering events in this series:

  • Neuroengineering Symposium (March 11th, 2021)
  • Neuroengineering Symposium (April 21st, 2020)
  • Neuroengineering Matinee (Jan 16th, 2019)
  • Neuroengineering Networking Workshop 2018 (Apr 19th, 2018)
  • NeuroEngineering Networking Workshop 2015 (Jan 15th, 2015)

Last Update: May 15th 2022

MSNE Project Week (18-22 October, 2021)

MSNE students, MSNE faculty and CoC Neuroengineering already received an invitation and registration link by email.

Venue for most events is room N1135 at TUM Main Campus.
Some events during the project week will additionally be streamed online (*).
Some events during the project week will be online-only (**)

Tentative Agenda (as of October 11th 2021, still some event details "TBA")

  • Monday, October 18th
    09:00: Intro and Welcome (Organisers team) *
    09:10: Prof. Kristen Kozielski - Magnetoelectric nanomaterials for wireless neuronal modulation *
    10:15: Isabelle Hoxha: Anticipating under all circumstances: a story of neuroscience and mathematics *
    11:30: Joined Lunch Break at TUM Canteen
    13:00: Isabelle Hoxha: Combined analysis of brain and behavioral recordings (Hands-on Tutorial)
    End by ~ 17:00
    [17:00: Welcome@TUM by TUM President]
     
  • Tuesday, October 19th
    09:00: Marc Strotmann - Social and ethical concerns in Neuro-engineering *
    10:15: MSNE Study Handbook - Part II (Florian Rattei) ** (<- update: online only)
    11:30: Break / Free Time
    13:00: Dr. Yulia Sandamirskaya (Intel): Neuromorphic computing technology: from theory to applications 
    14:00: Francisco Zurita: Electronics Tutorial
    End by ~ 17:00
     
  • Wednesday, October 20th
    ~9:00: Lab Visit The Jacob Laboratory (at TUM Clinics, Prof. Simon Jacob) and PainLab Tour (Prof. Markus Ploner]
    11:30: Break / Free Time
    13:00: Scavenger Hunt (TUM Main Campus & Downtown Munich)
    End by ~ 17:00
     
  • Thursday, October 21st
    09:00: Presentation by Brainlab AG ** - Digital inhouse visit
    11:30: Break / Free Time
    13:00: Lab Visit Neuroelectronics (TUM Campus Garching, Prof. Bernhard Wolfrum) &
               Lab Visit Bio-Inspired Information Processing (TUM Campus Garching, Prof. Werner Hemmert)
    End by ~ 15:00
     
  • Friday, October 22nd
    09:00: Steffen Schneider - Adaptation & Robustness of Computer Vision Models *
    10:00: MSNE Panel Discussion (Topic TBA)
    11:30: Break / Free Time
    13:00: Dr. Kathrin Kugler (The MathWorks): [Case Studies and Experiment] Accelerating discovery, innovation, development, and learning in Neuroengineering with MATLAB® and Simulink®
    14:30: Steffen Schneider: Introduction to Machine Learning Engineering for Researchers (Hands-On Tutorial)
    End by ~ 17:30

Contact:

Contact for further questions is msne@ei.tum.de

Neuroengineering Symposium (March 11, 2021)


Looking back to an event series that started in 2015, great attendance of researchers, many fruitful discussions, and a vivid research community are motivating us to continue with this event series in challenging times, using digital streaming technologies. MSNE students will be pitching their latest research work in short pre-recorded video presentations.  On event day, students are happy to answer all your questions and discussions may start in a virtual poster exhibition, meeting live with students in zoom breakout rooms. We would like to encourage all our guests to contribute to this symposium and to watch the student presentations prior to the live event, identifying the set of topics guests are most interested in! During the live event, we will have 16 parallel breakout rooms (see agenda below), allowing our participants to attend at several breakout rooms.

Link to Student Videos and Posters (Moodle Course, please use the guest login, password will be provided after your registration). Instructions and zoom login credentials will be provided to all registered symposium guests.

Registration: Update March 11th 8:50 AM - We sent out login credentials. In case you did not receive login information (or: last minute registration): Please send an email to msne@ei.tum.de

Registration is open until March 10th, 2021 - 23:59 (CET).

Tentative Agenda (pdf):

  • 09:30 Welcome by Prof. Gordon Cheng (Institute for Cognitive Systems, TU Munich)
     
  • 09:45 Invited Talk: Prof. Simon Jacob (Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU Munich)

    "The Stuff of Thought: Investigating the Mechanisms of Cognition by Linking Neurotechnology and Neuromedicine" (Abstract)

  • 10:30 Invited Talk: Prof. Jun Tani  (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
    "Cognitive Neurorobotics Study Using Predictive Coding and Active Inference" (Abstract)

  • 11:15 - 12:00 Virtual Poster Exhibition (MSNE Students)
    Students posters and pre-recorded video teasers are available online (-> Link to videos and posters will be provided soon)

    Computational Neuroscience & Engineering
    Jin Lee    - Self-supervised learning on neural data
    Matthijs Pals -    Neuromorphic computing as a substrate for efficient path tracking and path planning
    Ashish Rao - Noise Quenching in the Stabilized Supralinear Network
    Florian Schoenleitner - Extending Tympanometry Based Hearing Diagnostics with Methods of Machine Learning
    Aishwarya Patel - Neural Circuits for Distinct locomotor behaviours in Drosophila larvae
    Pablo Ochoa De Eribe Delgado - Model describing a possible mechanism of auditory-motor sequence learning (study on human behavioural collected data
    Xingying Chen - Reinforcement learning model of sensorimotor adaptation

    Neuroimaging Methods and Data Analysis Techniques    
    Pablo Sarricolea - Nanomaterial engineering for the synthesis of positive contrast agents in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Federico Puppo - Protocol for data acquisition and CNN training for LFM setup
    Margaret Lane - CNNs for Segmentation in Functional Ultrasound Imaging
    Eric Ceballos - Neural markers for the detection of intentional stance
    Orcun Centitas - Single-Image Multi-Scale Style Transfer with Generative Adversarial Networks
    Vladimir Budovkin - Implementing a pipeline for efficient access to experimental data

    Human-centered Engineering, Rehabilitation and Medical Research    
    Rafael Javier Pérez Belizón - Simulated triphasic stimulation of Auditory Nerve Fibres
    Paula Fulton - Performance Comparison of Three EMG-controlled Supernumerary Robotic Finger Design Prototypes
    Lisa Held - A study that investigates alpha synchronizations during attention shifts in working memory
    Megan Girczyc - Redesigning 3D printed microdrive arrays for use in the rodent prefrontal-cortex

Contact:

Contact for further questions is msne@ei.tum.de
Students of TUM Elite Master Program in Biomedial  Neuroescience may also approach their program coordinators (-> master.mec.med@tum.de ) for further information regarding this symposium and interaction opportunities with MSNE students. 


Past neuroengineering events:

  • Neuroengineering Symposium (April 21st, 2020)
  • Neuroengineering Matinee (Jan 16th, 2019)
  • Neuroengineering Networking Workshop 2018 (Apr 19th, 2018)
  • NeuroEngineering Networking Workshop 2015 (Jan 15th, 2015)

 

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Winter 2016/17 - Pioneering in a brand-new study program, exploring opportunities and co-shaping the program by feedback and student initiatives, studying in a program which is evolving semester-wise: MSNE Alumni/Alumna Steffen Schneider,  Christoph Kocher, and Ann Kotkat are going to look back ~4.5 years, discussing their impressions on ENB MSNE Program, their time at TUM, their time in Elite Network of Bavaria, putting a focus on their year(s) after graduation. The discussion is intended to provide a student perspective on career opportunities, on time and efforts spent in the program or afterwards that turned out fruitful or a waste of time. The event is open for all MSNE students, all MSNE alumni/alumnae, and MSNE associated Faculty/Team. We would like to keep this audience fixed to this group of people.

Preparing for the event, we asked three open questions to Christoph, Steffen, and Ann:

- Being in a time capsule, given all the knowledge you have now, re-starting to MSNE: What would you do in a different way?
- What have been your thoughts while deciding between PhD / Doctoral Studies at University and (research-.oriented) Industry Employment?
- Kindly provide a preview on your calendar entry of Friday, Jan 19th 2024, given that all the plans you made for the next years will turn out successful!

We will meet for this Panel discussion Tuesday, Jan 19th 2021, 18:00 in Zoom. MSNE students, MSNE alumni/ae and MSNE Associated Faculty/Team will receive an personal invitation soon.

Expected end of the evening event is 20:00 (...but we will not close zoom rooms sharp by time).

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The Neuroengineering Symposium is a digital scientific event on April 22nd 2020 (9:30 - 13:00 CEST) organized by TUM, inviting all researchers and students interested in neuroengineering to meet online and discuss recent developments with MSNE associated faculty and students of the ENB Elite Master Program in Neuroengineering (TUM).


Looking back to a series that started in 2015, great attendance of researchers, many fruitful discussions, and a vivid research community are motivating us to organize an event in challenging times, using webstreaming technologies, sharing posters and slides in advance. MSNE Students will be pitching their latest research work in 3 min. presentations, followed by quick Q/A rounds (2 min.). Instructions and login credentials will be provided to all registered symposium guests.

Registration has closed. Past event.

Contact:
Contact for further questions is msne@ei.tum.de

Students of TUM Elite Master Program in Biomedial  Neuroscience may also approach their program coordinators (-> master.mec.med@tum.de ) for further information regarding this symposium and interaction opportunities with MSNE students. 


Tentative Agenda:

  • 09:30 Welcome (Prof. Gordon Cheng, ICS)
  • 09:35 Introduction to Presentation Sessions
  • 09:40 Session 1: Computational Neuroscience
  • 10:20 Session 2: Neural Signal Processing and Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • Session Break
  • 10:50 Session 3: Human-centered Engineering, Rehabilitation and Medical Research
  • 11:15 Session 4: Neuro-inspired Robotics and Computer Vision
  • Session Break
  • 12:00 Breakout rooms for students and guests to discuss the posters (optional)

 

Session topics and presenters

Session 1: Computational Neuroscience (~9:40 – 10:20)
Session Chair: Jan Bölts (TUM Computational Neuroengineering)
• Melanie Tschiersch: “An attractor network theory of serial dependencies in subliminal working memory”
• Isabelle Hoxha: “Influence of context on the reaching movement feedback controller”
• Nikita Agarwal: “Comparison of the Inference Compilation method against traditional Bayesian Inference algorithms”
• Aleksandra Teska: “Brian2modelfitting: A toolbox for fitting neural models to electrophysiological data in Brian 2
• Anna Vasilevskaya: “Motion processing in a 3D-convolutional neural network trained for action recognition”
• Adria Galan Gadea: “Neuronal Dynamics underlying stable population-level working memory representations in prefrontal còrtex”

Session 2: Neural Signal Processing and Brain-Computer Interfaces  (~10:20 – 10:45)
Session Chair: Stefan Ehrlich (TUM Chair of Cognitive Systems)
• Nicholas Tacca: “Event-related potential magnitude corresponds to prediction error from optimal policy agent observation in a gridworld experiment”
• Sai Lam Loo: “Brain Source Localization of Error Related Potentials in Electroencephalogram”
• Aleksandar Levic: “Investigating single neuron activity from humans during naturalistic, continuous stimulation”
• Mert Keser: “Creating Synthetic EEG Data for Rapid Calibration of Motor Imagery Classification”
 

Session 3: Human-centered Engineering, Rehabilitation and Medical Research (~10:50 – 11:15)
Session Chair: Stefan Ehrlich (TUM Chair of Cognitive Systems)
• Lisa Sogerer: “ATXN1L mediated Capicua (CIC) stability in glioblastoma multiforme”
• Fulvia Del Duca: “Investigation of Hip Joint Impedance Dynamics for Physical HumanRobot Interactions”
• Iustina Andronic: “Investigating audio compression as countermeasure against adversarial noise targeting attention-based end-to-end speech recognition systems”
• Mariia Popova: “Development of morphologically realistic models of ultrasound neurostimulation”

Session 4: Neuro-inspired Robotics and Computer Vision (~11:15 – 11:50)
Session Chair: Pablo Lanillos (Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, formerly: TUM Chair of Cognitive Systems)
• Elio Nakhle: “Variational Inference with Function Learning for Robotic Self Perception implementation on NAO Robot”
• Laura Lopez Galdo: “Soft hand exoskeleton actuated with Shape Memory Alloy fibers”
• Nogay Küpelioglu: “License plate detection using dynamic vision sensors and neuromorphic algorithms”
• Raja Judeh: “Part Semantic Segmentation of Point Clouds of Complete and Partial Objects Using Deep Learning”
• Elvin Hajizada: “Spiking Compliant Robot Control”

Download MSNE Symposium Agenda (PDF)

Past neuroengineering events:

  • Neuroengineering Matinee (Jan 16th, 2019)
  • Neuroengineering Networking Workshop 2018 (Apr 19th, 2018)
  • NeuroEngineering Networking Workshop 2015 (Jan 15th, 2015)

 

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MSNE Students interested in joining the event may register using the link provided in Newsletter. Please save the date! Tentative schedule: morning + early afternoon, agenda will be provided soon

Initiative by Prof. Bernhard Wolfrum & team.

Contact for administrative questions: msne@ei.tum.de

The 3rd MSNE Retreat will take place in the wonderful region of Tyrol (Austria), more precisely in Brixlegg. A four-day event (May 30th - June 2nd 2019), eintirely organized by MSNE students, for MSNE students and invited guests.

This year's invited talks / guest researchers are (in alphabetical order):

Prof. Albert Compte / Insitut d'Investigations Biomèdiques August Pi y Sunyer

Dr. Nora Heinzelmann, LMU, (Munich/Germany)

Prof. Emily King, Bremen University, (Germany)

Prof. Tobias Reichenbach from Imperial College London (UK)

The event is designed and organized by MSNE-Students. A few tickets are available for students from other related study programs. Interested students are encouraged to contact (msne@ei.tum.de) latest by May 15th 2019.

 

The CYBATHLON is a unique championship in which people with physical disabilities compete against each other to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems".

In 2020' challenge at ETH Zurich, two TUM-teams will start in the Disciplines Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Race and Powered Arm Prosthesis Race. Both teams are supported/co-organized by  a lot of MSNE-students.

CyberTUM - Two Student Teams at Cybathlon 2020 Challenge

The CYBATHLON is a unique championship in which people with physical disabilities compete against each other to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems".

In 2020' challenge at ETH Zurich, two TUM-teams will start in the Disciplines Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Race and Powered Arm Prosthesis Race. Both teams are supported/co-organized by  a lot of MSNE-students.

Workshop on Intelligent Prosthetics and Brain-Computer Interfaces & Hackathon (27.-29.5.2019)

Agenda | Speakers & Biography | Hackathon Flyer  (download, pdf-format)

Workshop and Hackathon Registration

List of Speakers:
(Further Speakers, Workshops, Poster Session and a program including time and vanue will be provided soon)

Nicolas Berberich (RIKEN AIP & TUM): “Human-centered approaches for neuroengineering”

Prof. Gordon Cheng (TUM): "Processes in Restoring Sense of Touch to Spinal Cord Injured Patients"

Prof. Stanisa Raspopovic (ETH Zurich): “Sensory feedback in prostheses”

Dr. Ricardo Chavarriaga (EPFL): "Symbiotic Brain- Machine interaction: Beyond control and monitoring"

Prof. Claudio Castellini (DLR): "Interactive (machine) learning: a key component of the HMI of the future”

Zied Tayeb (TUM): "Closed-loop hybrid brain-computer interfaces for neuroprostheses control”

Michael Auer (Ottobock Unit Upper Limb Prosthetics): "Advances in Upper Limb Prosthetics – Function and Design”

Dr. Emmanuel Carlos Dean Leon & Florian Bergner (TUM):"Robot Skin: Present, Future and possible applications"

Prof. Patrick van der Smagt (Director of AI Research, Volkswagen Group): Title TBA

Prof. Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting (Aalborg University, Denmark): Title TBA

Johannes Kühn (TUM): Title TBA

N.N. (g.tec medical engineering): "Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI)”

Acknowledgements:

The workshop  is co-organized by MSNE, MSRM-Students and supported by MSNE study program (TUM and Elitenetzwerk Bayern ).

The Neuroengineering Matinee is a scientific morning event on Jan. 16th 2019 (9:30-13:00) at Vorhoelzer Forum, inviting all  researchers and students interested in neuroengineering to meet and discuss recent developments with MSNE associated faculty and students of the ENB Elite Master Program in Neuroengineering (TUM).

We are happy to announce guest talks by Patrick van der Smagt (Volkswagen AI), and Srinivas Turaga (HHMI's Janelia Research Campus). Sophomore MSNE students will present their research projects and publications (Neuroengineering Summit, part of MSNE Research Excellence Certificate).

Master students and researchers of other partner neuro-x study/graduate programs in Munich are cordially invited to join the Neuroengineering Matinee, to interact with neuroengineering students and faculty and to learn on opportunities across study programs. 

Registration: closed (past event)

Report:   Report on Neuroengineering Matinee (->TUM ECE Department)

Agenda:

09:30 - 09:45 Introduction / Welcome (Prof. Jakob Macke, MSNE Program Director)
09:45 - 10:30 Guest Talk:  Prof. Patrick van der Smagt - Latent optimal control
10:30 - 11:15 Guest Talk:  Srinivas Turaga, PhD - Connecting the structure and function of neural circuits
11:20 - 12:00 Neuroengineering Summit:

  • Christoph Kocher – “Measuring effective connectivity with convolutional neural networks”
  • Pranshul Saini – “The effect of intensive meditation training on cognitive functioning during Stroop task”(download)
  • Yagmur Yener - "Fully Automated Reconstruction of Glia and their Relationship with Neurons"
  • Elisa Pavarino – “Connectome of the newborn nerve” (download)
  • Jonas Braun – “Uncovering muscle population dynamics of locomotion using LFADS”

12:00 - 13:00 Poster Exhibition & Snacks

Previous Neuroengineering Events
Neuroengineering Networking Workshop 2018 (Apr 19th, 2018) (MSNE Student Blog, external link!)
NeuroEngineering Networking Workshop 2015 (Jan 15th, 2015)

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Scientific guests have been Prof. Jakob Macke (recently appointed at TUM), Prof. Benjamin Grewe (ETH Zurich) and Prof. Thomas Euler (University of Tübingen). This second retreat was jointly organized by both student batches with 33 people contributing.

Agenda

14:00
Introductory remarks by Prof. Gordon Cheng
Chair for Cognitive Systems (TUM)

14:10-14:30
Prof. Ilona Grunwald Kadow
Neuronal Circuits and Metabolism, School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan (TUM)
"Asking the fly to reveal neural network principles underlying behavior"

14:30-14:50
Prof. Markus Ploner
Heisenberg Professor of Human Pain Research, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine (TUM)
"Neuroengineering approaches to the understanding, diagnosis and therapy of pain"

14:50-15:10
Prof. Bernhard Wolfrum
Neuroelectronics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (TUM)
"On-chip stimulation of cardiac networks"

15:10-15:30
Prof. Stefan Glasauer
Center for Sensorimotor Research, Department of Neurology (LMU)
"Probabilistic modeling to understand human perception in health and disease"

15:30-15:50
Short presentations of MSNE students: (4x5min)

  • Mohammad Bashiri – "The Effect of Non-invasive Deep Brain Stimulation Using Temporal Interference: A Computational Study"
  • Abdallah Alashqar – "Slow Oscillation Detection in Rat's Entorhinal Cortex"
  • Steffen Schneider – "Domain Adaptation in Brains and Machines"
  • Nicolas Berberich – "An Apprenticeship Learning Approach based on Aristotelian Virtue Ethics for building Moral Machines"

16:00
Networking: poster presentations and live demos, have a look around and enjoy snacks

This year’s CoC Neuroengineering networking meeting was accompanied by the MSNE Summit of the Elite Master Program in Neuroengineering launched in October 2016. In short talks and poster presentations, the MSNE students presented their research projects. By joining the events, we aimed to foster exchange and networking among CoC associates and the MSNE cohort.

 

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The students managed the full planning as a group, including proposal phase, budget issues, guest invitation as well as formal requirements coming from TUM administration. Attending guests have been Dr. Dmitry Fedosov (FZ Jülich), Prof. Heiko Neumann (Ulm University), and Prof. Matthias Bethge (Universität Tübingen).

 

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