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Brain | Computing | Behavior

Launching Carnegie Mellon's New Approach to Transformative Brain Research

August 26, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Rangos Ballroom, Cohon University Center

Join Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh & Interim Provost Nathan Urban As They Launch CMU's New Approach to Transformative Brain Research

How do you learn or create a memory? What is happening in the brains of people with autism or  neurodegenerative diseases? Can we teach the brain to learn, or even heal itself?

The answers to these, and other, critical questions in neuroscience lie at a pivotal intersection between biology, cognitive psychology, computer science, statistics and engineering – areas where Carnegie Mellon excels.

Understanding how the brain works is one of the biggest puzzles left for science to solve. Join us to hear how CMU is equipped to take on this global challenge.

Keynote Address


National Institute of Mental Health
Director Thomas Insel

An inside look into what's behind the NIH BRAIN Initiative*

Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Michael Tarr, Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon
  • Theodoros N. Arvanitis, RT, DPhil, CEng, FRSM, Professor of e-Health Innovation and Head of Research at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of Warwick
  • Alison Barth, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon
  • Marlene Behrmann, George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon; Co-Director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
  • Tom Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health
  • Mengfeng Li, Vice President, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Tom Mitchell, E. Fredkin University Professor and Chair, Department of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon
*National Institute of Health disclaimer: no endorsement of Carnegie Mellon University, its programs or services, by NIH is intended.