Journal Club / Reading Group

Mission Statement

This journal club aims to provide a forum for discussing neurons, brains, and behavior among people with diverse quantitative and neurobiology backgrounds. Weekly meetings will focus on a paper relevant to a theoretical understanding of some neuroscientific problem or system. Graduate students and postdocs are especially encouraged to attend and propose/present papers. Appropriate papers present neural data, theoretical models, foundational principles for computation, new statistical, mathematical, or machine learning methods, etc.

Time & Place

Wednesdays, 2pm, NHB 3.202.

Contact

If you want to be added to the email list or sign up to present, please contact Manyi Yim (manyi.yim@utexas.edu) or Ingmar Kanitscheider (IKanitscheider@mail.clm.utexas.edu).

Meetings

 

Date Presenter and readers Reading
06.06.2018  Chris Roth Sutton & Barto (2018, second edition) Chapters 3 & 6
 06.13.2018  Tzuhsuan Ma Sutton & Barto (2018, second edition) Chapters 4 & 6
 06.20.2018  Rishidev Chaudhuri, Chris Roth Coding examples in Sutton & Barto (2018, second edition) Chapter 4
 06.27.2018  Tzuhsuan Ma, Kalina Slavkova Coding examples in Sutton & Barto (2018, second edition) Chapter 6
 07.04.2018  Independence Day
 07.11.2018  Ingmar Kanitscheider Banino et al. & Deepmind (2018) Vector-based navigation using grid-like representations in artificial agents. Nature [Link]
 07.18.2018  Manyi Yim
 07.25.2018
 08.01.2018
 08.08.2018
 08.15.2018