Students of the Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind
This short course will introduce the students to the Brain Simulation Platform (BSP) of the Human Brain Project (HBP), with the main aim to extend its access to the average user from a variety of communities in the field of Computational Neuroscience. After the course, students will have a deeper understanding on the techniques and the scientific issues underlying the implementation of a detailed computational model; students will also be able to use the BSP and access HPC systems to configure and run a simulation, to visualize and analyze simulation results, and to form collaborative groups interested in exploring scientific issues of common interest.
09:00-09:30: Welcome and Introduction to the School (M. Migliore)
09:30-10:30: First steps into the BSP (L. L. Bologna)
10:45-11:30: Electrophysiological features extraction (R. Migliore)
11:30-12:30: Single cell modeling (M. Migliore)
14:00-15:00: Single cell model optimization: algorithms and methods (C. Lupascu)
15:00-18:00 Hands-on session I:
Electrophysiological features extraction; tutors: L. L. Bologna, R. Migliore
Build your own cell model; tutors: R. Migliore, C. Lupascu
09:00-09:45: Scientific drive: Large-scale models I, the Olfactory Bulb (M. Migliore)
09:45-10:30: Subcellular models: fitting synaptic events (C. Lupascu)
10:45-11:30: Scientific drive: Large-scale models II, the Hippocampus (M. Migliore)
11:30-12:30: In silico experiments using circuits (L. L. Bologna)
14-17: Hands-on session II: Analysis and validation: how to improve your model (R. Migliore)
17:00-18:00: Q&A, discussion, conclusions
For the hands-on sessions, we recommend you to bring your own laptop (and a power cable, if needed).
Participation in all sessions is mandatory for 1 credit.