Oka Receives Young Investigator Award

Yuki Oka is the 2018 recipient of the Ajinomoto Award for Young Investigators in Gustation.

Philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad Give $5 Million to Honor Caltech President Emeritus David Baltimore

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, have pledged $5 million through The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to endow a professorial chair at Caltech.

A Conversation with Caltech Entomologist Joe Parker

Joe Parker's childhood fascination with insects led him to a position as an assistant professor of biology at Caltech.

Gift Enables Transformative Advances in Health Care

The Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has extended its partnership with Caltech for a minimum of three more years.

25th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation

Saturday, May 5, 2018



In 1994, the Institute for Neural Computation at UCSD hosted the first Joint Symposium on Neural Computation with Caltech. This Symposium brought together students and faculty for a day of short presentations. Since then, this Symposium has rotated between San Diego, Caltech, UCI, UCLA, UCR and USC. Graduate students, postdocs, and faculty interested in computational neuroscience and machine learning are invited to attend.

Organizing Committee

Thanos Siapas (Caltech)

Terry Sejnowski (UCSD)

Gert Cauwenberghs (UCSD)

Bartlett Mel (USC)

Jeff Krichmar (UCI)

Tad Blair (UCLA)

Confirmed Speakers

Shrek Chalasani – Salk Intstitute

Mike Davies – Intel

Peyman Golshani - UCLA

Andrew Hires – USC

Todd Hylton – UCSD

Johnathon Kao - UCLA

Sara Mednick – UCI

Pietro Perona - Caltech

Praveen Pilly - HRL

Fei Sha - USC

To view the entire program, please Click here




Beckman Institute Auditorium

1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91125 (Map)

FREE PARKING available in (Parking Map)


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 27, 2018

*Registration is closed


Call for Posters

Who should submit? Submission is open to all members of the Neural Computation community of Southern California. Research areas include all aspects of neural computation including cellular, network, and systems-level modeling, and applications of neuromorphic algorithms and hardware to problems in vision, speech motor control, and cognitive function.


Hosted by: Computation and Neural Systems, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech

Sponsored by: Amazon Web Services, Brain Corp, Intel AI, HP Compute Lab, The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech

Registration is required but is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of these groups:





For more information please contact: Lauren Breeyear at (626) 395-4952, Minah Bereal (626) 395-8975

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Mapping the Neural Circuit Governing Thirst

Caltech researchers discover the wiring of the circuit in the mouse brain that drives and quenches thirst.

Symposium to Honor Former Caltech President and Nobelist

A scientific symposium will be held on Friday, March 23, 2018, in honor of David Baltimore, president emeritus and recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Cells Communicate in a Dynamic Code

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Tsao Receives Prestigious Neuroscience Prize

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Using the Brain of a Modern Fly to Reconstruct the Behaviors of an Ancient World

Caltech's Michael Dickinson will discuss how he studies the brain of a modern fly to reconstruct the behaviors of an ancient world.


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