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COMBI Group Seminars

The COMBI group seminars and journal club will tentatively take place during 3-4pm on Tuesdays in CS.007 unless specified otherwise. Please check this page regularly for updated schedule of COMBI seminars and journal club discussions.

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Schedule for Spring 2014

Week Date Day / Time Activity Topic

Presenter / Discussion Lead

Venue
  06 Mar Thu 3pm Journal Club Dynamical estimation of neuron and network properties II: Path integral Monte Carlo methods. Biol Cybern. 2012 Mar;106(3):155-67. Wenlian Lu (Warwick)  
  14 Mar Fri 4pm Journal Club
Bayesian approaches for multi-scale data with application to neuroimaging data.
Wanlu Deng (Warwick) CS.101
      Journal Club
A Self-Organizing State-Space-Model Approach for Parameter Estimation in Hodgkin-Huxley-Type Models of Single Neurons.
Zhiliang Deng (Mathematics, Warwick)  


Schedule for Autumn 2013

Week Date Day / Time Activity Topic Presenter / Discussion Lead Venue
  03 Dec Tue 3pm Seminar Entropy in Patients with Schizophrenia Ye Yao (Warwick) CS.007
  10 Dec Tue 3pm Seminar Discretized Tikhonov regularization method for a fractional backward heat conduction problem Zhiliang Deng (Mathematics, Warwick)

CS.104


Schedule for Summer 2013

Week Date Day / Time Activity Topic Presenter / Discussion Lead Venue
  30 April Tue 3pm Seminar A stochastic neurodynamics approach to schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and ageing Edmund Rolls (Warwick, Oxford) CS.007
  07 May Tue 3pm   no seminar this week   CS.007
  14 May Tue 3pm Seminar Compilation Issues in Synthetic Biology Sara Kalvala (Warwick) CS.007
  21 May Tue 3pm Seminar Learning causal networks on time series data Wanlu Deng (Peking University, Warwick) CS.104
  28 May Tue 3pm Seminar Computational models of resting state activity in normal and schizophrenic brains Bing Xu (Warwick) CS.104
  04 June Tue 3pm Seminar Non-parametric Bayesian modelling of digital gene expression data Dimitris Vavoulis (Bristol) CS.104
  11 June Tue 2pm Seminar Introduction to Deep Belief Networks Leigh Robinson (Warwick) CS.104
  1st July Mon 3pm Seminar Computational modelling in epilepsy Prof. John Terry (Exeter) CS.104


Schedule for Spring 2013

Week Date Day / Time Activity Topic Presenter / Discussion Lead Venue
  15 Jan Tue 3pm Seminar Imaging the at-risk mental state for psychosis M. Broome (Warwick, Medical School) CS.007
  29 Jan Tue 3pm Journal club Kernel Methods in Population-based Association Studies Tian Ge (Warwick, Computer Science) CS.007
  05 feb Tue 3pm Seminar Random genetic drift: developments of diffusion analysis David Waxman (Fudan, Shanghai) CS.007
  12 feb Tue 3pm Journal Club Bayesian statistical modeling of spatially correlated error structure in atmospheric tracer inverse analysis Yu Wu (DCS, Warwick) CS.007
  18 feb Tue 3pm Journal Club Low dimensional behavior of large systems of globally coupled oscillators Ye Yao (DCS, Warwick) CS.007
  26 feb Tue 3pm Seminar An Introduction to Community Detection
In this talk I would give a review of community detection in network studies, from a statistical perspective. My thoughts about the connection and difference between parametric and nonparametric methods, challenges aroused by extending theoretical results from dense graphs to sparse graphs will also be presented.
Yi Yu (Statistics, Cambridge) CS.007
  5 March Tue 3pm Seminar Large scale networks and psychiatric disorders L. Palaniyappan (Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham) CS.007


Schedule for Autumn 2012

Week Date Day / Time Activity Topic Presenter / Discussion Lead Venue
2 9 October Tue 3pm Seminar Precuneus as the locus of schizophrenia: evidences from multi-modal brain images and genetics Weilan Lu CS.007
3 16 October Tue 3pm Journal Club A Whole-Cell Computational Model Predicts Phenotype from Genotype

Cell, Vol. 150, No. 2. (20 July 2012), pp. 389-401

Christophe Ladroue CS.007
4 23 October Tue 3pm External Speaker

Neurobehavioural analysis of reinforcement and its relevance for substance abuse: results from the IMAGEN study.

Prof. Gunter Schumann (KCL)

CS.007
5 31 October Wed 2pm Seminar

Using Python for rapid prototyping of VisNet, a neural network for invariant real-world object recognition.

POSTPONED
Tristan Webb CS.101
6 06 November Tue 3pm Seminar Active Contours for Medical Image Segmentation Victor Sanchez CS.007
7 13 November Tue 3pm Seminar A manifold learning approach to modelling cell shape space, with biological and clinical applications. Sam Jefferyes CS.007
3 20 November Tue 3pm Seminar A Bayesian Spatial Model and the Estimation of Spatially Varying Coefficients with Application to Multiple Sclerosis MRI Data Ge Tian CS.007
9 27 November Tue 3pm   TBA   CS.007
10 04 December Tue 3pm Seminar Using Python for rapid prototyping of VisNet, a neural network for invariant real-world object recognition. Tristan Webb CS.007


Schedule for Spring 2012

Week Date Day / Time Activity Topic Presenter / Discussion Lead Venue
9 6 Mar, 2012 Tue 3pm External Speaker Object and face recognition: computational modelling of the ventral visual pathway James Tromans (Oxford University) CS.007
8 28 Feb, 2012 Tue 3pm Journal Club Deep Belief Networks Leigh Robinson CS.007
7 21 Feb, 2012 Tue 3pm Journal Club Shape Analysis of Elastic Curves in Euclidean Spaces, IEEE TPAMI, 33(7):1415-1428, July 2011 Sam Jefferyes CS.007
5 9 Feb, 2012 Thu 3pm External Speaker The Human Connectome: Organization and characterization of hierarchical brain networks Prof Marcus Kaiser (Newcastle University) CS.101
3 26 Jan, 2012 Tue 2pm External Speaker Tissue Biomarker Research and Clinical Practice with Digital Pathology Prof Peter Hamilton (Queen's University, Belfast) CS.007
3 24 Jan, 2012 Tue 3pm Journal Club Detecting Novel Associations in Large Data Sets, Science, 334(6062):1518-1524, Jan 2012 Yu Wu CS.007

Schedule for Autumn 2011

Week Date Day / Time Activity Topic Presenter / Discussion Lead Venue
8 23 Nov, 2011 Wed 3pm Seminar Robust alignment of multi-tag bioimages Shan-e-Ahmed Raza CS.007
7 16 Nov, 2011 Wed 3pm Seminar An introduction to imaging genetics and the random field theory Tian Ge CS.104
6 9 Nov, 2011 Wed 3pm Seminar Bifurcations of emergent bursting in a neuronal network Yu Wu CS.007
5 2 Nov, 2011 Wed 3pm Seminar Exploring Filtration Effects in Dendritic Morphology: a Cable-Theoretic Approach Quentin Caudron D1.07 (Complexity)
3 20 Oct, 2011 Thu 4pm Dept Seminar Cel, Images, and Numbers Prof Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin (Institut Pasteur) CS.101
2 14 Oct, 2011

Fri 10am

External Speaker CaMKII in dendritic spines in silico Prof Shahid Khan (IAS Visiting Fellow, MBC & LUMS) et al. CS.007
2 13 Oct, 2011 Thu 9am-5pm Workshop IAS-sponsored one-day workshop on Self-Organization of Cytoskeletal Networks Prof Shahid Khan (IAS Visiting Fellow, MBC & LUMS) T.008 (CTU, WMS)

Schedule for Summer 2011

Week Date Day / Time Activity Topic Presenter / Discussion Lead Venue
11 5 July, 2011 Tue 1pm Seminar Application of Negative Correlation in Neural Information Processing and Image Reconstruction Dr Yan-Mei Kang CS.101
10 29 June, 2011 Wed 2pm Seminar A self-organising state-space model approach for parameter estimation in Hodgkin-Huxley-type models of single neurones Dr Dimitris Vavoulis CS.101
9 21 June, 2011 Tue Seminar Introduction to VisNet Leigh Robinson CS.101
8 14 June, 2011 Tue Seminar Modelling the shape manifolds of migrating cells Sam Jefferyes (Warwick Systems Biology) CS.101
7 6 June, 2011 Mon 11am Seminar Is the organization of the chromosomes conserved through evolution? -- A comparison study between human and mouse intra- and inter-chromosomal interactions Dr Jing Kang (BI, Cambridge) CS.101
5 24 May, 2011 Tue Journal Club The Brain's Dark Energy by Raichle, SciAm'2010 Tian Ge CS.101
5 23 May, 2011 Mon External Speaker Visual Recognition of Human Action Prof Mubarak Shah (UCF) CS.101
4 17 May, 2011 Tue External Speaker A Radiological Iceberg, We only see the tip! Prof Charles Hutchinson (WMS) CS.101
3 10 May, 2011 Tue External Speaker Image Analysis Approaches for Plant Phenotyping Dr Yu Song (BioSS) CS.101
3 10 May, 2011 Tue 11am External Speaker A model for all genomes: the role of RNA polymerases immobilized in specialized factories Prof Peter Cook (Oxford) CS.007

Schedule for Spring 2011

Week Date Day / Time Activity Topic Presenter / Discussion Lead Venue
9 10 Mar, 2011 Thu 4pm Dept Seminar Engines of self organization: mechanochemical cell biology of kinesins and microtubules Prof Rob Cross (CMCB, WMS) CS.104
9 8 Mar, 2011 Tue External Speaker Network models for cancer signalling Dr Sach Mukherjee (Warwick ComCom) CS.101
8 1 Mar, 2011 Tue Seminar Chromosome transcription dynamics: gene point model and polymer chain model Jing Kang & Bing Xu CS.101
7 24 Feb, 2011 Thu 4pm Dept Seminar How the Brain Computes and Decides Prof Edmund Rolls CS.104
7 22 Feb, 2011 Tue Journal Club Complex brain networks: graph theoretical analysis of structural and functional systems, Bullmore & Sporns, Nature Rev. Neurosc. 2009 Tian Ge CS.101
6 18 Feb, 2011 Fri 12pm External Speaker The role of nuclear organization in coordinate expression of co-regulated genes Dr Peter Fraser (Cambridge) CS.007
6 15 Feb, 2011 Tue External Speaker Meeting challenges in biodata analysis using cognitive technologies and learning algorithms Dr Tim Nattkemper (Bielefeld) CS.101
5 8 Feb, 2011 Tue Journal Club Statistical Properties of Community Structure in Large Social and Information Networks by Leskove et al., WWW'2008 Nasir Rajpoot & Tristan Webb CS.101
4 1 Feb, 2011 Tue Journal Club Erdos Renyi Mixture Model, a probabilistic model for estimating communities in binary networks: More details and application to biology in the following paper:
Deciphering the connectivity structure of biological networks using MixNet by Picard et al., BMC Bioinformatics'2009.
Dr Thomas Nichols CS.101
3 25 Jan, 2011 Tue Journal Club

Clustering by passing messages between data points by Frey & Dueck, Science'2008.

Prof Jianfeng Feng & Dr Nasir Rajpoot CS.101
2 18 Jan, 2011 Tue Seminar

Brain mechanisms for invariant object recognition

Prof Edmund Rolls CS.101
1 11 Jan, 2011 Tue Journal Club

Two views of brain function by Raichle, Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2010.

Tristan Webb CS.104

Future Journal Clubs

Ideas and voting for papers will done through our website. Please visit this page to submit paper ideas or vote on the submission.