Neuroscientists Lay Groundwork for Identifying the Algorithm Behind Information Processing in the Neocortex
Researchers in Biological Sciences Professor Alison Barth's lab have identified principles for information processing in the neocortex, an area of the brain critical for cognition. The study is one of most elaborate of its type, and lays the groundwork for understanding the algorithm neurons use to transform information during learning. The research also could further the study of disorders caused by deficits in cortical processing, like Alzheimer’s disease, autism and epilepsy.
On Saturday, Feb. 4, the Carnegie Mellon Quant Club held the first-ever Quantathon, an open-ended problem solving competition. Undergraduates in the computational finance degree program formed the Quant Club to bring together students interested in quantitative finance and financial mathematics, which has attracted students from a wide range of majors, including mathematics, business, computer science, engineering and statistics.
The Carnegie Science Center will honor Physics Professor Leonard Kisslinger, Chemistry Professor Neil Donahue and chemistry doctoral student Genoa Warner with Carnegie Science Awards at this year’s banquet on May 12 at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
Ryan Sullivan, assistant professor of chemistry and mechanical engineering and his team re-evaluated the common method that researchers use to predict whether or not particles will cause clouds to freeze.
In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, the Mellon College of Science celebrates the contributions of our alumnae, faculty, staff and students to science and the world. Read more about the accomplishments of some of the distinguished women in our community.