Trevor Bekolay wins Cheriton Scholarship

Congratulations to Trevor Bekolay who won the highly competitive Cheriton Scholarship, awarded to outstanding PhD students in Computer Science at Waterloo. The scholarship provides $10K/year for two years.

Research published in top journal Science

We just had the large-scale brain model Spaun accepted for publication in the top journal Science. It should be out in a few months. Congratulations to everyone who worked on this ambitious project.

Congratulations on new Funding!

A huge congratulations to everyone who won funding in the last round of announcements (hopefully I haven't missed anyone).

  • James Bergstra (NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship)
  • Travis Dewolf (NSERC CGS D)
  • Peter Blouw (SSHRC PGS P)
  • Xuan Choo (NSERC PGS P)
  • Yan Wu (Cambridge PhD Full Scholarship)
  • Trevor Bekolay (NSERC CGS P)
  • Sushant Malhotra (NSERC PGS M)
  • Carter Kolbech (OGS M)
  • Eric Hunsberger (NSERC CGS M)
  • Eric Crawford (NSERC CGS M)
  • Oliver Trujillo (NSERC CGS M)


Prof. Eliasmith Interview on the Science Network

This is an interview with Professor Eliasmith on the Science Network (aka TSN). It was recorded at the Cognitive Science Conference in 2011.

Here is the blurb on their webpage:

Chris Eliasmith is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Further reflecting his interdisciplinary explorations, he is also Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience. His research focuses on the interface between Theoretical/Computational Neuroscience and the philosophy of science and cognitive science, and ranges across - and seeks to integrate - experimental and theoretical territories from animal behavior to memory, emotions and decision making, and dynamic systems theory.