October 6, 2017, Friday at 572 Life Sciences Center

    Goals: To spur computational and cyber neuro research at Mizzou via (i) the development of ‘free’ cyber and software big data tools for neuroscience research, and (ii) facilitation of interactions among physical sciences faculty with big data expertise (engineering, math, statistics, physics) and wet-lab, behavioral and clinical neuro faculty with big data 'needs'.

    Seeded by a grant from NSF, a team of faculty at MU have launched an effort to develop tools and applications for modeling/analysis/prediction/visualization of neuro big data. The resources will be hosted on a new web-portal (for cyber-neuroscience) that is being developed. The one-stop shop portal will speed up your research by providing access to neuro resources such as software, databases, computational models, HPC systems, recommender systems, and examples of best practice in specific applications.

    If you are interested in developing, accessing or suggesting what resources to host on the portal, or in interacting with MU faculty from 'user' and/or 'developer' camps, consider attending the event. Since we have a limited number of seats, if you plan to attend the event, please register (required) via the MU Cyber-Neuro portal


    • 8:00-8:20 am Breakfast
    • 8:20-8:30 am Goals of the symposium - S Nair
    • 8:30-8:30 am Opening Remarks - Elizabeth Loboa (Dean of Engineering), Patrice Delafontaine (Dean of Medicine) and Walter Gassmann (Interim Director of LSC)
    • 8:45-9:30 am CyNeuro Team and Engineering Faculty – Overview of planned portal and neuro-resources to be hosted related to Software, Databases, Cloud resources, Recommender systems, Algorithms, Data mining, and Imaging. Select neuro-collaboration projects involving software/computation will also be presented [All with posters providing details]
    • 9:30-10:15 am Talk by NSF Program Director Shubhra G, followed by Poster Session
    • 10:15-11 am Biology/Psychology/Medical School Faculty - Big Data needs in wet-lab, behavioral and clinical neuro research [All with posters providing details]
    • 11-12 noon Discussion – How to engage the diverse faculty effectively to spur interdisciplinary neuro research on the MU campus. Relevant on-going activities:

      (i) New MU portal by faculty who have been associated with the very successful NSF resource;

      (ii) New 1-credit graduate projects course ECE 8001 Cyber and Software Automation in Neuroscience (offered by the CyNeuro team during Fall 2017 and to be continued every semester) to develop tools for MU faculty, including for your Lab. The course will contribute to the CyNeuro portal that will benefit neuro-labs across MU and spur cross-campus collaborations.

    • 11:50-12:00 noon Concluding Remarks
    • 12-1 pm Lunch (Continuing with poster session)

    For additional information, feel free to contact the organizers:

    Satish S. Nair (

    Dong Xu (

    Prasad Calyam (

    Trupti Joshi (