May 25, 2018 - 9:00 am
The Annual CBMM Retreat will be held on Friday, May 25th, 2018, at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. This event is an important opportunity for the CBMM Community to come together, present current research and discuss ongoing and/or potential collaborations. The annual retreat is...
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May 18, 2018 - 4:00 pm
 Prof. Sasha Rakhlin
Please note change in date, talk was rescheduled from Apil 6th to May 18th
John Shlens
May 4, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Jon Shlens, Google Brain
Recent advances in machine learning have profoundly influenced our study of computer vision. Successes in this field have demonstrated the expressive power of learning representations directly from visual imagery — both in terms of practical utility and unexpected expressive abilities. In...
April 20, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Phil Nelson, Google Research | Google Accelerated Science team
Abstract: Google Accelerated Sciences is a translational research team that brings Google's technological expertise to the scientific community.  Recent advances in machine learning have delivered incredible results in consumer applications (e.g. photo recognition, language translation), and is now...
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April 18, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Mikhail Belkin, Ohio State University
A striking feature of modern supervised machine learning is its pervasive over-parametrization. Deep networks contain millions of parameters, often exceeding the number of data points by orders of magnitude. These networks are trained to nearly interpolate the data by driving the training...
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April 13, 2018 - 4:30 pm
Christof Koch, CBMM EAC member, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Rapid advances in convolutional networks and other machine learning techniques, in combination with large data bases and the relentless hardware advances due to Moore’s Law, have brought us closer to the day when we will be able to have extended conversations with programmable systems,...
April 12, 2018 - 4:30 pm
Marge Livingstone, CBMM, Harvard Medical
Host: Tomaso Poggio
This talk is open to the CBMM Community only
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March 23, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Josh McDermott
Please note room change. This meeting will be held in the McGover Reading Room Room #46-5165.
Sestri Levanti photo
March 19, 2018 - 3:15 pm
We are glad to announce that registrations are open for the:
Regularization Methods for Machine Learning Course (RegML)
to be held 18 June - 22 June 2018, Genova Italy, in the heart of the Italian Riviera.
RegML is a 22 hours advanced machine learning course including theory classes and practical laboratory sessions. The course covers foundations as well as recent advances in Machine Learning with emphasis on high dimensional data and a core set...
Photos of Y. Eva Tan (left) and McGovern investigator Edward Boyden (right)
March 6, 2018 - 5:45 pm
Neuroengineering leader appointed to new professorship at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research.
Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
March 5, 2018, MIT News
Edward S. Boyden, a member of MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research and the Media Lab, and an associate professor of brain and cognitive sciences and biological engineering at MIT, has been appointed the inaugural Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology. The new...
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March 6, 2018 - 10:00 am
Vision Sciences Society has announced that Prof. Nancy Kanwisher will receive the 2018 Davida Teller Award at an awards ceremony on May 21, 2018.
VSS established the Davida Teller Award in 2013. Davida was an exceptional scientist, mentor and colleague, who for many years led the field of visual development. The award is therefore given to an outstanding woman vision scientist with a strong history of mentoring.
Prof. Nancy Kanwisher's...
MIT iQ logo
March 2, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Discussion will be moderated by Prof. Tomaso Poggio
MIT has announced a new institute wide initiative: The MIT Intelligence Quest [MIT iQ]
Prof. Poggio will lead a discussion about the new initiative, the upcoming launch on March 1, 2018, and possible involvement of CBMM community members. 
MIT iQ mission statement:
Forging connections between...
Photo of Prof. Josh McDermott doing field research.
February 20, 2018 - 5:30 pm
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) awards two Troland Research Awards, in the amount of $75,000, annually to recognize "unusual achievement by young investigators (defined as no older than 40) and to further empirical research within the broad spectrum of experimental psychology." These awards will be presented on April 29, 2018 during the Academy's 155th annual meeting.
NAS has named Prof. Josh McDermott as one of the 2018 Troland Research...