January Workshop: Introduction to computational tools used in neuroscience research

By Invitation only.

This quantitative methods workshop is offered the first week of January and is open to students and faculty from our CBMM's Partner Institutions for Broader Participation (PIBP) and a few other minority/women serving institutions. Participants will be selected by faculty at participating institutions:

  • Barry University
  • CUNY Colleges
  • Florida International University
  • Howard University
  • Hunter College
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Spelman College
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • UMass Boston
  • University of Puerto Rico (all campuses)
  • University of the Virgin Islands

The goal of this intensive week-long workshop is to expose students and faculty from partner institutions to methods used in computational and cognitive neuroscience research. The workshop will cover select topics in computer science, mathematics and statistics, neuroscience, genomics, and cognitive science. Participants will be introduced to experimental approaches and tools such as fMRI, MEG, and Calcium imaging used to generate experimental data, as well as MATLAB, Python and other software routinely used to analyze experimental data. 

"If QMW did not exist, I would not know about the exciting world of neuroscience, and I still would not know that my computational skills could be put to use to things other than Computer Science. Without QMW, I would not have found out that I was genuinely excited by the field of computational neuroscience. I did not even know such a field existed before QMW."

~Ajani Stewart, CS major at Hunter College and a 2020 QMW participant

This workshop is offered at MIT once a year in early January, is capped at 50 participants. It is made possible through cost-sharing where MIT will cover half of housing and meals. A modified on-line version of the workshop is also available through Edx.