CCNSS 2017

2017 Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Summer School

Shanghai, China | July 6 - 29, 2017


The 2017 application circle has been closed. Please check back for future applications. 

Organized by:

Xiao-Jing Wang, New York University and NYU Shanghai, USA/China
Zachary F Mainen, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal
Si Wu, Beijing Normal University, China
John D. Murray, Yale University, USA
Eric DeWitt, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal

CCN is an international summer school first launched in 2010. From the start, it was designed as a computational neuroscience course with the distinguishing feature of focusing on the brain mechanisms of higher cognitive functions, bridging Neurobiology and Cognitive Science. More recently, the course also incorporates machine learning and artificial intelligence at the interface with brain science. The course aims at training talented and highly motivated students and postdoctoral fellows around the world. Applicants with quantitative (including Physics, Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science) or experimental background are welcomed. The lectures will introduce the basic concepts and methods, as well as cutting-edge research on higher brain functions such as decision-making, attention, categorization, learning and memory. Modeling will be taught at multiple levels, through lectures and tutorials. Python-based programming labs coordinated with the lectures will provide practical training in important computational methods.

Invited lecturers include:

  • Daphne Bavelier (University of Geneva)
  • Timothy Behrens (University of Oxford)
  • Matthew Botvinick (Google DeepMind)
  • Michael Breakspear (University of New South Wales & University of Queensland)
  • Robert Desimone (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Jeff Erlich (NYU Shanghai)
  • Stefano Fusi (Columbia University)
  • Surya Ganguli (Stanford University)
  • Michael Hausser (University College London)
  • Nikolaus Kriegeskorte (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)
  • Yann LeCun (New York University & AI Research, Facebook)
  • Sukbin Lim (NYU Shanghai)
  • Alex Pouget (University of Geneva)
  • Matthew Rushworth (University of Oxford)

Other detailed summer school information (program, projects, etc.) will be available on We look forward to seeing you in July. 


Please note stipends are available to offset tuition for a majority of participants. No payment is due until the selection decisions are made but any applicant requiring support should request this in writing during the online application.

>> APPLICATION >>  The online application was closed at 11:59 PM on March 15, 2017 (North American Eastern Daylight Time)

(Application must be submitted online before the above deadline. If choose blind reference, it will be collected after application is received.)