Welcome to INC

The Institute for Neural Computation (INC) is an organized research unit of the University of California at San Diego with 44 members representing 14 research disciplines, devoted to the research and development of a new generation of massively parallel computers through a coherent and cohesive plan of research spanning the areas of neuroscience, visual science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, mathematics, economics and social science, and computer engineering. View the affiliated faculty list here ...

INC MPLAB highlight:

World News With Diane Sawyer takes a look at technology developed by scientists at INC's Machine Perception Laboratory

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2014 NIMH Training Program in Cognitive Neurosciences

The INC supports training programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Cognitive Neuroscience (NIMH). The Center converges neurobiological, cognitive science, computational and engineering resources for understanding the relationship between the mind and the brain. The Center develops new models of brain dynamics, new signal processing techniques based on these models, and the experimental methods to test them. One goal is to study brain activity that supports social interactions.

Computational Neuroscience Ph.D. training program

The Computational Neuroscience specialization is a new facet of the broader Neuroscience graduate program at UCSD . The goal of the specialization is to train the next generation of neuroscientists with the broad range of computational and analytical skills that are essential to understand the organization and function of complex neural systems.


(11/19/2015) INC Chalk Talk Seminar Series
Joe Snider:
Prospective optimization with limited resources

(11/05/2015) INC Chalk Talk Seminar Series
Lewis Chuang :
Beyond Steering in Human-Centered Closed-Loop Control (pdf)

(11/05/2015) INC Chalk Talk Seminar Series
Ryad Benosman :
A Framework for General Purpose Computation Using Neurons, Precise Timing, Delays, and Synchrony

(11/05/2015) INC Chalk Talk Seminar Series
Marcela Mendoza: Bayesian Inference in Distributed Architecture for Mobil Applications

(11/05/2015) INC Chalk Talk Seminar Series
Arnaud Delorme: EEGLAB -- Recent Developments and Future Directions

(Sept 25-27 2015) Mozart and the Mind.
Mozart, Prodigy Among Prodigies

(06/10-12/2015) 14th Brain Connectivity Workshop will be hosted by the Swartz Center
Registration is now open:
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(06/04/2015) INC Chalk Talk Seminar Series
Ruth Williams:
Slowly oscillating periodic solutions for stochastic DDEs with positivity constraints

(06/01/2015) Joint INC-IEM Neuroengineering Seminar Series
Paul Tillberg:
"Expansion Microscopy"

(05/16/2015) 22nd Annual Joint Symposium on Neural Computation, USC

(05/11/2015) Qualcomm/Brain Corporation/INC Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series
Matthias Kümmerer: Jumping ahead from 1/3 to 1/2 of understanding image based saliency

(04/24/2015) Rockwood Memorial Lecture
Dr. Kwabena Boahen:
Neuromorphic Chips: Combining Analog Computation with Digital Communication

(04/06/2015) Qualcomm-INC-BC Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series
Surya Ganguli:
The Functional Contribution of Synaptic Complexity to Learning and Memory 

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INC in the News

(04/28/2015) Marian Bartlett and Javier Movellan speak about commercializing facial expression recognition technology fostered by (TDLC / INC) at UC San Diego. Credit: UCSD Technology Transfer Office. Watch the video!

(07/28/2014) Astrocytes, The Brain's Lesser Known Cells, Get Some Cognitive Respect

(08/14/2014) Salk Institute laboratory head talks new role in brain cells

(04/25/2014) World News With Diane Sawyer takes a look at technology developed by scientists at INC's Machine Perception Laboratory

(04/20/2014) Salk Researchers' Work Explains How Brain Selects Memories

(03/13/2014) UC San Diego Start-Up Emotient Shows the Face of New Technology

(01/20/2014) INC research lab (MPLAB) interviewed by

(10/20/2013) INC research (MPLAB) acknowledged by

(10/10/2013) Taking A Mindful Approach to the BRAIN Initiative

(10-01-2013) INC researcher, John Iversen, is elected to SMPC's board

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Faculty Spotlight

Marian Bartlett, Ph.D.
San Diego Union Tribune interviews Marian Bartlett, co-director of INC's MPLab.


Faculty Spotlight

Tzyy-Ping Jung
Elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to blind source separation for biomedical applications.

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Staff Spotlight

Khushbu Gokalgandhi., INC's 2015 Winter Quarter Gold Star Award Winner

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