Joins IARPA Project to Reverse-engineer Brain Algorithms
Our Partner MICrONS Team lead by George Church
Welcomes our Co-PI Alan Yuille as Bloomberg Professor
MICrONS (Machine Learning from Cortical Networks) is scientific research program funded by IARPA with the mission to revolutionize machine learning by understanding the detailed structures and functions of mesoscale neural circuits, and then exploiting the mathematical functions underlying the algorithms of the brain. It is an Apollo project of the brain.
Project MICrONS @ Carnegie Mellon is a hub in the MICrONS family of research centers. Our collaborative team partners in our MICrONS project include Johns Hopkins University, Harvard, MIT, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University, University of Pittsburgh, and University of North Carolina. We are also building international collaborative ties with research centers at Peking University in China and Institute of Neuroscience at Marseille in France.
We are excited to be working with our parter team MICrONS @ Harvard lead by George Church (Harvard Medical School and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Technology at Harvard), who is developing with Tony Zador (Cold Sprign Harbor Laboratories) a revolutionary approach to reconstruct the complete neural circuitry using DNA bar codes and fluorescent in-situ sequencing (FISSEQ) technique .
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