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Connectivity Inference in Neuroimaging
Karl Friston · Moritz Grosse-Wentrup · Uta Noppeney · Bernhard Schölkopf

Sat Dec 12 07:30 AM -- 10:00 PM (PST) @ Westin: Nordic
Event URL: http://cini2009.kyb.tuebingen.mpg.de »

Over the past decade, brain connectivity has become a central theme in the neuroimaging community. At the same time, causal inference has recently emerged as a major research topic in machine learning. Even though the two research questions are closely related, interactions between the neuroimaging and machine-learning communities have been limited.

The aim of this workshop is to initiate productive interactions between neuroimaging and machine learning by introducing the workshop audience to the different concepts of connectivity/causal inference employed in each of the communities. Special emphasis is placed on discussing commonalities as well as distinctions between various approaches in the context of neuroimaging. Due to the increasing relevance of brain connectivity for analyzing mental states, we also highly welcome contributions discussing applications of brain connectivity measures to real-world problems such as brain-computer interfacing or mental state monitoring.

Author Information

Karl Friston (University College London)
Moritz Grosse-Wentrup (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems)
Uta Noppeney (MPI Tuebingen)
Bernhard Schölkopf (MPI for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen)

Bernhard Scholkopf received degrees in mathematics (London) and physics (Tubingen), and a doctorate in computer science from the Technical University Berlin. He has researched at AT&T Bell Labs, at GMD FIRST, Berlin, at the Australian National University, Canberra, and at Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK). In 2001, he was appointed scientific member of the Max Planck Society and director at the MPI for Biological Cybernetics; in 2010 he founded the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. For further information, see www.kyb.tuebingen.mpg.de/~bs.

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