Neuroengineering Symposium (March 11, 2021)

The Neuroengineering Symposium 2021 is a digital scientific event on March 11th 2021 (9:30 - 12:00 CET) organized by TUM, inviting all researchers and students interested in neuroengineering to meet online and discuss recent developments with MSNE associated faculty and students of the ENB Elite Master Program in Neuroengineering (TUM).

Looking back to an event series that started in 2015, great attendance of researchers, many fruitful discussions, and a vivid research community are motivating us to continue with this event series in challenging times, using digital streaming technologies. MSNE students will be pitching their latest research work in short pre-recorded video presentations.  On event day, students are happy to answer all your questions and discussions may start in a virtual poster exhibition, meeting live with students in zoom breakout rooms. We would like to encourage all our guests to contribute to this symposium and to watch the student presentations prior to the live event, identifying the set of topics guests are most interested in! During the live event, we will have 16 parallel breakout rooms (see agenda below), allowing our participants to attend at several breakout rooms.

Link to Student Videos and Posters (Moodle Course, please use the guest login, password will be provided after your registration). Instructions and zoom login credentials will be provided to all registered symposium guests.

Registration: Update March 11th 8:50 AM - We sent out login credentials. In case you did not receive login information (or: last minute registration): Please send an email to

Registration is open until March 10th, 2021 - 23:59 (CET).

Tentative Agenda (pdf):

  • 09:30 Welcome by Prof. Gordon Cheng (Institute for Cognitive Systems, TU Munich)
  • 09:45 Invited Talk: Prof. Simon Jacob (Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU Munich)

    "The Stuff of Thought: Investigating the Mechanisms of Cognition by Linking Neurotechnology and Neuromedicine" (Abstract)

  • 10:30 Invited Talk: Prof. Jun Tani  (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
    "Cognitive Neurorobotics Study Using Predictive Coding and Active Inference" (Abstract)

  • 11:15 - 12:00 Virtual Poster Exhibition (MSNE Students)
    Students posters and pre-recorded video teasers are available online (-> Link to videos and posters will be provided soon)

    Computational Neuroscience & Engineering
    Jin Lee    - Self-supervised learning on neural data
    Matthijs Pals -    Neuromorphic computing as a substrate for efficient path tracking and path planning
    Ashish Rao - Noise Quenching in the Stabilized Supralinear Network
    Florian Schoenleitner - Extending Tympanometry Based Hearing Diagnostics with Methods of Machine Learning
    Aishwarya Patel - Neural Circuits for Distinct locomotor behaviours in Drosophila larvae
    Pablo Ochoa De Eribe Delgado - Model describing a possible mechanism of auditory-motor sequence learning (study on human behavioural collected data
    Xingying Chen - Reinforcement learning model of sensorimotor adaptation

    Neuroimaging Methods and Data Analysis Techniques    
    Pablo Sarricolea - Nanomaterial engineering for the synthesis of positive contrast agents in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Federico Puppo - Protocol for data acquisition and CNN training for LFM setup
    Margaret Lane - CNNs for Segmentation in Functional Ultrasound Imaging
    Eric Ceballos - Neural markers for the detection of intentional stance
    Orcun Centitas - Single-Image Multi-Scale Style Transfer with Generative Adversarial Networks
    Vladimir Budovkin - Implementing a pipeline for efficient access to experimental data

    Human-centered Engineering, Rehabilitation and Medical Research    
    Rafael Javier Pérez Belizón - Simulated triphasic stimulation of Auditory Nerve Fibres
    Paula Fulton - Performance Comparison of Three EMG-controlled Supernumerary Robotic Finger Design Prototypes
    Lisa Held - A study that investigates alpha synchronizations during attention shifts in working memory
    Megan Girczyc - Redesigning 3D printed microdrive arrays for use in the rodent prefrontal-cortex


Contact for further questions is
Students of TUM Elite Master Program in Biomedial  Neuroescience may also approach their program coordinators (-> ) for further information regarding this symposium and interaction opportunities with MSNE students. 

Past neuroengineering events:

  • Neuroengineering Symposium (April 21st, 2020)
  • Neuroengineering Matinee (Jan 16th, 2019)
  • Neuroengineering Networking Workshop 2018 (Apr 19th, 2018)
  • NeuroEngineering Networking Workshop 2015 (Jan 15th, 2015)