MSNE Project Week

The second "MSNE Project Week" is an in-person scientific event being curated by a group of MSNE students, for MSNE students and faculty members. This week is planned to be a combination of talks, workshops, discussions, lab tours and social events to encourage the onboarding of our new batch of MSNE students. One goal is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused and on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder. In addition, we aim to provoke conversations that matter in the field of Neuroengineering. On top of that, visiting and seeing the labs where actual research is happening will considerably contribute to our mission. This will also profoundly connect MSNE students with the topics of Neuroengineering.

Venue for most events is room N1135 at TUM Main Campus.

Tentative Agenda (as of October 11th 2022, stay tuned for further updates)

  • Wednesday, October 12th 2022
    09:00: Intro and Welcome (Organisers team)
    09:10: Welcome (MSNE Program Director Prof. Kristen Kozielski)
    09:30 - 10:50 The MSNE Study Handbook - Part 1** (by MSNE Program Manager Florian Rattei)
    10:50 - 11:00 Short Break
    11:00 - 12:30 fMRI and system level brain activity (by PD Dr. Afra Wohlschläger)
    ~12:30-13:30: Joined Lunch Break at TUM Canteen (no student card required for new students
    13:30               Scavenger Hunt and Get Together
    ~end by 17:30
  • Thursday, October 13th 2022
    09:00- 10:30:  Student-Workshop on Basic Electronics (by MSNE Student Mohsen Rastegari, supported by NEL Team Prof. Wolfrum)
    10:30 - 10:45: Short Break
    10:45 - 12:15: Student-Workshop on Basic Python (by MSNE Student Ritika Gupta, supported by Team Prof. Portugues Peters
    12:15 - 13:30: Lunch break (students arrange in groups, not organised by MSNE team)
    13:30 - 15:30: Student-Workshop on Signal Processing Part 1* (by MSNE Student Runfeng Lyv, supported by BAI Team Prof. Hemmert)
    15:30 - 15:45 Short Break
    15:45 - 17:00 MSNE Students Q & A
    End ~ 17:00

  • Friday, October 14th 2022
    09:00 - 10:30: Lab Tour 1
    10:30 - 12:00: Lab Tour 2
    12:00 - 13:00: Lunch break (students arrange in groups, not organised by MSNE team)
    13:30 - 15:00: Computational models of brain development and learning (Prof. Julijana Gjorgieva)
    15:15 - 16:30: Talk "Learnable latent embeddings for joint behavioral and neural analysis" (Steffen Schneider***, MSNE Alumn)
    16:30 - 18:00: MSNE Alumni <-> MSNE Students Chat (coffee and snacks will be served)

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Later... also part of MSNE Project Week:

*   21.10.2022 - 14:00 - TBA : Student-Workshop on Signal Processing Part 2* (by MSNE Student Runfeng Lyv, supported by BAI Team Prof. Hemmert)
    24.10.2022 - 14:00 - Late Afternoon: Excursion for MSNE 3rd (and 5th) Semester Students to Brainlab AG (Feldkirchen bei München, Public Transport)
** 19.10.2022 -  11:30-12:30 - N1135: The MSNE Study Handbook - Part 2*  (by MSNE Program Manager Florian Rattei)

***  Steffen Schneider is an MSNE alumn and was part of the 1st batch to graduate from our master’s program. He is currently in the 3rd year of his PhD project "Adaptation & Robustness in Brains and Machines" in the ELLIS PhD & PostDoc program, which includes work on robust deployment of vision models and self-supervised learning for scientific data analysis. He is jointly advised by Matthias Bethge at the University of Tübingen and Mackenzie Mathis at EPFL. His work is supported by a Google PhD Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience.
He has previously worked on multi-modal learning in vision transformers at Meta NYC, on self-learning and object centric representations at Amazon in Tübingen and on self-supervised representation learning for speech recognition at Facebook AI Research. Apart from his research, he is a strong supporter of exposing children to modern computer science topics early on during their school education, and is co-founder of the non-profit "KI macht Schule" which integrates AI and ML education into the highschool curriculum.
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Closed event for MSNE -Students and MSNE Faculty only. No registration required.

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