Big Data in Electrophysiology

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Time: 13:30 - 17:00, followed by drinks
Location: Red room, Trigon building Kapittelweg 29 (short walk from Heyendaal bus/train station)
Registration: Deadline November 22; open to all, register here
Organizer: NeuroInformatics.NL, program committee Marije ter Wal, Francesco Battaglia, Rembrandt Bakker, Paul Tiesinga

Experimental data from imaging and electrophysiology devices is flowing in at ever-increasing data rates. With chip-based technology, brain areas can be probed by thousands of electrodes capable of sampling data at microsecond intervals. Combined with techniques like optogenetics, video monitoring, and a variety of stimulating devices or environments, even a single experiment causes huge amounts of raw data to be recorded. And then?
This is the key question that neuroscience labs that embrace these new technologies are facing. The loop from hypothesis, experiment, results and new hypotheses can no longer be sustained by an individual experimentalist group, but rather needs to become part of larger frameworks in which high throughput analysis techniques play an essential role. In this workshop we highlight five topics that will motivate and inform us to take steps towards higher levels of informatics in neuroscience.


13:15 Doors open
13:30 Paul Tiesinga
Radboud University Nijmegen
From big data to big results
14:05 Nick Steinmetz
University College London
Algorithms for large scale spike sorting
14:40 Michael Denker
Forschungzentrum Jülich

Electrophysiology data analysis and organization
15:15 Tea break
15:35 Matthijs Kattenberg
Large scale storage strategies and how to get work done in the high performance cloud.
16:10 Sander Bohte
CWI Amsterdam
Why we do need spiking neurons in computing
16:45 Discussion: getting started with Big Data
17:00 Drinks
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 13:00
Red room Trigon Nijmegen (walk from Nijmegen Heyendaal)
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