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Congrats Chris!
 
I was lucky enough to win NSERCs Polanyi prize -- actually the lab won it, I just got to pose in all the pictures :)

http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Polanyi-Polanyi/Profiles-Profils/Eliasmith-Eliasmith_eng.asp

Here's a video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxvbrrnEFGc
NSERC - NSERC John C. Polanyi Award - Dr. Chris Eliasmith
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New paper with some technical and theoretical details of Spaun!
 
Large-Scale Synthesis of Functional Spiking Neural Circuits available on IEEE website as a preview.

Covers the methods and tools used to build the 2.5 million neuron (60 billion connection) model Spaun (published in Science) for a neuromorphic engineering audience.
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My supervisor's TEDx video is up! How to Build a Brain.
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Check out your most used command line programs with:
history | awk '{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}'|sort -rn |head -n 20

Here's mine:
922 git
832 ls
650 cd
504 python
253 sudo
107 ipcluster
66 touch
63 ./nengocl.sh
62 hyperopt-mongo-worker
59 dd_rescue
57 rm
49 pdflatex
45 ssh
41 jython
40 exit
39 mkdir
36 pico
31 renamephotos.py
28 pip
27 dotfiles
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The Python website redesign is gorgeous. http://preview.python.org/
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Mendeley, no!! If this happens, there's a good chance I'll make the transition to something like Zotero or some self-written scripts... (thanks for the heads up +Chris Granade )
http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/17/elsevier-mendeley-education/
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Come build cool brain models in our lab!
 
My lab has a postdoc position available.  It's focussed on large-scale brain modeling using high performance computing.  More description in the link.
Computational Neuroscience Research Group
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Excellent! Going to take a closer look at ShareLaTeX.
 
ShareLaTeX is now open source! Checkout out our blog post: http://ow.ly/tQPWy and our code: http://ow.ly/tQQ4Z
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Come hang out at my lab and learn how we build brain models this summer!
 
Summer School on Large-Scale Brain Modelling

Hello! [All details about this school can be found online at http://www.nengo.ca/summerschool]

The Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo is inviting applications for an in-depth, two week summer school that will teach participants how to use the Nengo simulation package to build state-of-the-art cognitive and neural models. Nengo has been used to build what is currently the world's largest functional brain model, Spaun [1], and provides users with a versatile and powerful environment for simulating cognitive and neural systems. 

We welcome applications from all interested graduate students, research associates, postdocs, professors, and industry professionals. No specific training in the use of modelling software is required, but we encourage applications from active researchers with a relevant background in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field. 

[1] Eliasmith, C., Stewart T. C., Choo X., Bekolay T., DeWolf T., Tang Y., Rasmussen, D. (2012). A large-scale model of the functioning brain. Science. Vol. 338 no. 6111 pp. 1202-1205. DOI: 10.1126/science.1225266. [http://nengo.ca/publications/spaunsciencepaper]

**Application Deadline: February 15, 2014**

Format

Participants are encouraged to bring their own ideas for projects, which may focus on testing hypotheses, modelling neural or cognitive data, implementing specific behavioural functions with neurons, expanding past models, or provide a proof-of-concept of various neural mechanisms. Projects can be focused on software, hardware, or a combination of both. Amongst other things, participants will have the opportunity to:

- build perceptual, motor, and cognitive models with spiking neurons
- model anatomical, electrophysiological, and behavioural data 
- use a variety of single cell models within a large-scale model
- use machine learning methods in biologically oriented models
- use Nengo with your favourite simulator (Brian, NEST, Neuron, etc.)
- interface Nengo with a variety of neuromorphic hardware
- interface Nengo with cameras and robotic systems of various kinds
- implement modern nonlinear control methods in neural models
- and much more…

Hands-on tutorials, work on individual or group projects, and talks from invited faculty members will make up the bulk of day-to-day activities. There will be a weekend break on June 14-15, and fun activities scheduled for evenings throughout!

Date and Location: June 8th to June 21st, 2014 at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Applications: Please visit http://www.nengo.ca/summerschool, where you can find more information regarding costs, travel, lodging, along with an application form listing required materials. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions (pblouw@uwaterloo.ca). We look forward to hearing from you!
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Java jokes! I approve.
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Google Reader no!! How will I look at internet now?
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Yep, I'm also planning the migration to Feedly. Not impressed with Google wrapping up reader. 
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  • University of Waterloo
    Computer Science (PhD), 2011 - present
  • University of Waterloo
    Computer Science (Masters), 2009 - 2011
  • University of Manitoba
    Computer Science, 2003 - 2009
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