UW News

October 6, 2008

Media Advisory: Professionals to discuss the melding of neuroscience and engineering

WHAT: The Pacific Northwest Center for Neural Engineering will host a workshop this week, sponsored by the University of Washington, the National Science Foundation and Microsoft Research. More than 130 neuroscientists, engineers and industry professionals will attend.

WHO: Keynote speakers include:

• Tom Daniel, UW biology professor, who will speak on the dynamics of insect flight.

• Eberhard Fetz, UW physiology and biophysics professor, who will speak on the future of hybrid brain-computer interfaces.

• Miguel Nicolelis, Duke University neurobiology professor, who will talk about brain control of robotic arms.

• Jonathan Wolpaw, neuroscientist at the New York State Department of Health, who will discuss engineering techniques to aid patients with neural disorders.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, through 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

WHERE: Building 99 on the Microsoft Campus, Redmond, Wash. For directions see this page.

DETAILS: For program and schedule details, visit the workshop website.


For more information: Contact Yoky Matsuoka, UW computer science and engineering associate professor and workshop organizer, at 206-616-0621 or yoky@cs.washington.edu.