The Graduate Center Future Fridays: Ralf Wessel (WashU Physics), Keith Hengen (WashU Biology), Likai Chen (WashU Mathematics and Statistics) – “Towards a Synergy between Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience”

April 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom/Schwarz Conference Room, 1st Fl (Maternity Building, Medical Campus) and Danforth University Center 300 (DUC; Danforth Campus)

“Towards a Synergy between Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience”

Hosted by The Graduate Center at WashU

Danforth campus location: The Graduate Center, DUC 300
Medical campus location (streaming location): Becker Library, Conference Room 201

Ralf Wessel, professor of physics; Keith Hengen, assistant professor of biology; and Likai Chen, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, lead this cluster focused on the convergence of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and brain sciences. Using deep learning neural networks as explanatory models for the functional organization of living brains, the group will undertake transformational research into understanding how intelligence works and advancing insights into the mechanisms of artificial and biological intelligence. The work will support targeted treatment of mental diseases in brains, development of general artificial intelligence in neural networks, and synergistic educational opportunities for the next generation of scholars.

Lunch will be provided at both locations—RSVPs requested.  Future Friday events are open to all graduate and professional students from all schools.

About Future Fridays: The Graduate Center is partnering with the Arts & Sciences Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures initiative to host informal lunches where graduate and professional students from all schools can connect with faculty leading the initiatives. First Friday Futures will be held on Fridays at noon throughout the spring 2023 and fall 2023 semesters and will be an informal way for faculty teams to speak briefly about their work, and for students to engage in questions and conversation.

Fo inquiries contact Jessica Cissell.