Unifying Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence in Québec

UNIQUE (Unifying Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence in Québec) is a research centre working at the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence research. It consists of more than 80 researchers affiliated with several universities and research centres from different regions of the province, and even from outside of it. The main goal of UNIQUE is to promote and facilitate exchanges between research teams working at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and neuroscience.

Upcoming event: UNIQUE Fellows Get-Together 2023 on 22nd November, 4 pm to 7 pm!

UNIQUE Fellows Get-Together 2023

This event is an ideal opportunity to present UNIQUE-funded work and promote the Neuro-AI student community. The event will feature brief student presentations, followed by networking and a meal (pizza and snacks). With this gathering, we hope to give UNIQUE students the opportunity to get to know each other in a friendlier format, with the aim of creating a community of Neuro-AI students and networking among UNIQUE students.

Cet événement est l’occasion idéale de présenter les travaux financés par UNIQUE et de promouvoir la communauté des étudiant.e.s de Neuro-AI. L’événement comprendra de brèves présentations d’étudiant.e.s, suivies d’un réseautage accompagné de nourriture (pizza et snacks). Avec cette rencontre, nous voulons donner aux étudiant.e.s d’UNIQUE l’opportunité de se connaître dans un format plus amical, dans le but de créer une communauté d’étudiant.e.s Neuro-AI et de créer un réseau parmi les étudiant.e.s UNIQUE.

Date & Time: Wednesday, 22nd November 2023 from 4 pm to 7 pm EST
Venue: Mila Coworking Space, 6650 Rue St-Urbain, Montréal, QC H2S 3G9
Registration Form: click here!
Deadline: 17th November 2023


4:00–4:05 Arrival

4:05–4:15 Welcoming remarks (Presentation of the UNIQUE Student Affairs Committee)

4:15–4:30 Talk 1: Naga Karthik (Polytechnique Montréal): Automatic Segmentation of Brain and Spinal Cord Lesions across Pathologies

4:30–4:45 Talk 2: Hamza Abdelhedi (UdeM): Exploring Neural Representations in Artificial and Biological Systems during Face Recognition: Insights from MEG and CNN

4:45–5:00 Talk 3: Eric Elmoznino (UdeM): Measuring the Complexity and Compositionality of Representations

5:00–5:15 Talk 4: Kira Dolhan (McGill University): Assessing the Prognostic Value of Functional Brain Network Motifs for Patients with Coma and Disorders of Consciousness in the Intensive Care Unit Undergoing Varying Levels of General Anesthesia

5:15–5:30 Closing remarks and discussion

5:30–7:00 Networking and food 😃

UNIQUE Student Symposium 2023

We thank everyone who participated in the UNIQUE Student Symposium (USS) 2023. We hope you had a great time at USS, and look forward to seeing you next year!

Image taken at the poster session
Another image taken at the poster session
Image taken during the coffee break
Image of panelists taken during the anti-conference discussion
USS 2023

UNIQUE Student Symposium 2023: From Brains to Machines and Back: Exploring the Potential of NeuroAI

USS is a student-oriented, student-organized conference at the crossroads of neuroscience and AI research. The goal is to provide students in those fields with an event tailor made to their needs and presenting the state of the art of what is done in neuro-AI research. USS 2023 was held hybrid in Montreal.

Event Details

Day 1: Monday, 5 June 2023
Day 2: Tuesday, 6 June 2023
Location: A-3502.1, Pavillon A, Université de Montréal - Campus MIL 1375 Avenue Thérèse-Lavoie-Roux Montréal, QC H2V 0B3
See the schedule here.
See the speakers here. The recordings are available here, on our YouTube channel.

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