Schedule



USS 2024


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Wednesday, 8th May

Time (EDT) Session Speaker(s) Title Links
16:00 - 18:30 Bus (3744 Rue Jean-Brilliant, Montréal -> Hôtel Ambassadeur, Québec)
20:00 - 🌙 Social Event @ CERVO

Thursday, 9th May

Time (EDT) Session Speaker(s) Title Links
08:45 - 09:15 Breakfast
09:15 - 09:30 Opening Remarks
09:30 - 10:45 Session 1 Antoine Légaré , Flavie Lavoie-Cardinal , Catherine Bouchard
Cellular Neuroscience through the lens of AI
  • Structural and genetic constraints on zebrafish brain networks.
  • Decoding the diversity of neuronal nanostructures with AI-assisted nanoscopy.
  • Multiplexing fluorescence microscopy images with multi-dimensional deep networks.
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Panel Discussion 1 Lama Saouma , Nazanin Mohammadi , Colin Bredenberg , Dane Malenfant Ethics and EDI in Neuro-AI
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:15 Session 2 Colin Bredenberg , Patrick Desrosiers , Jordan O'Byrne
Brain's Complexity
  • The oneirogen hypothesis: modeling the mechanism of classical psychedelic hallucinations with the Wake-Sleep algorithm.
  • Mathematical Perspectives on the Structure-Function Relationship of Neuronal Networks.
  • Criticality, Complexity and Consciousness.
14:15 - 14:30 Break
14:30 - 16:00 Workshop 1 Marc-Antoine Moinnereau , Jean-Simon Boucher , Toky Raharison Ralambomihanta , Allison Murdock , Rhea Xinxo , Frédéric Simard , Hailey Eckersberg
Neurotechnology and AI
16:00 - 17:30 Poster session + cocktails 🍸 Selected posters presented by participants
17:30 - 19:00 Social Event

Friday, 10th May

Time (EDT) Session Speaker(s) Title Links
08:45 - 09:15 Breakfast
09:15 - 09:30 Opening Remarks
09:30 - 10:45 Session 3 Sébastien Tremblay , Nima Fathi , Anwesha Bhattacharya
AI in Medical Neuroscience
  • Understanding the neural correlates of cognition in primates.
  • DeCoDEx: Confounder Detector Guidance for Improved Diffusion-based Counterfactual Explanations.
  • Cell-type transcriptome modules reveal shared genetic mechanisms between Alzheimer's and Parkison's disorders.
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Interactive Panel Discussion Sarah-Julie Bouchard , William Leclerc , Julia Obergasteiger
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:15 Session 4 Kira Dolhan , Catherine Duclos , Charlotte Maschke
Consciousness in Brains and Machines
  • Kinds of Consciousness: Sentience in Humans, Invertebrates, and AI.
  • Novel tools to better understand, modulate and predict consciousness in critical and surgical care: how can consciousness in brains allow us to suspect consciousness in machines?
  • Are you consciousness?
14:15 - 14:30 Break
14:30 - 15:30 Panel Discussion 2 Marc-Antoine Moinnereau , Nathalie Sanon , Adel Abdeladim Industry and Academia
15:30 - 16:00 Closing Remarks
16:00 - 18:30 Bus (CERVO, Québec -> 3744 Rue Jean-Brilliant, Montréal)