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February 2017

Dr. Jean Gotman Delivered keynote Address at 70th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society

In early December 2016, Dr. Jean Gotman delivered the keynote address at the Lennox-Lombroso Lecture, entitled, “EEG, the New Frontier” at the 70th annual meeting of the AES in Houston, Texas. Dr. Gotman is world-renowned for his work designing computer methods for use in the study of epilepsy, and also for pioneering the computer-based long-term EEG and video monitoring of epileptic patients.

The AES Annual Meeting is the largest meeting and exhibition in the world for those who share the common scientific and clinical interests of epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. The meeting attracts nearly 5,000 attendees dedicated to improving the quality of life for those dealing with epilepsy!


 

Students and Researchers Learn the Basics of Deep Learning

The McConnell Brain Imaging Center (BIC) hosted a series of Deep Learning workshops organized by Santiago Paiva and Dr. Robert Brown. The first session took place on January 19 and the second session on January 26.  

 Sessions were divided into two halves; theory and practice. Participants were introduced to the basics of Deep Learning during the first theoretical half, and they continued with a hands-on workshop using Google’s TensorFlow.

“Montreal is becoming a major hub for machine learning. We saw an opportunity to share knowledge with other researchers and to start building a community with a passion for deep learning” affirmed research associate, Dr. Robert Brown, who led both sessions.

More than 85 participants – from undergraduate students to principal investigators – including some from The Neuro, participated in the workshops.

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