undergrad request for good grad programs
David M. Olafson
rurik at brc.uconn.edu
Fri Mar 12 12:08:24 EST 1993
Richard Romanowski (rmr at acsu.buffalo.edu) writes,
> I am an undergrad in Linguistics and Computer Science, intending
> graduate study in Cognitive Science, particularly including neuroscience.
> Could anyone recommend schools which have *interdisciplinary* access
> to neuroscience? Most of the grad programs I have information on are nice,
> but require a degree in biology.
> Also, if in your opinion(s) neuroscience is too difficult for anyone
> who does not have a bachelor's degree in biology, please advise.
> Thank you.
> Richard Romanowski
I am finishing my undergrad degree in CS this semester, and plan
to go on to a joint program in Computational Bio this fall. I've been
asking around on the network (mostly on computational-biology at net.bio.net)
for the last couple of months, and have gotten a lot of helpful info. If
you are specifically looking for Cognitive Science, then you may want to
look at some of the programs in PA, either UPA or U. Philadelphia - I seem
to remember that one of those schools has a good (interdisciplinary ?)
program in neuroscience. Also, you might want to consider the Center for
Complex Systems and Brain Sciences at Florida Atlantic University -
according to one Tom Holroyd who works there, they endeavor to be highly
interdisciplinary. I've got a general description of their program
(from Tom) that I can forward to you if you're interested...
I'll include some of what I've found so far. I may have e-mail addresses
for some of the places listed below, but I may have to go digging for them.
Let me know if there's anything else I can help you with...
My own detective work (notes from Peterson's Guide to Graduate Programs)
Virginia Commonwealth University, BioMedical Engr. Program 804-786-2403
Univ of PA (Philadelphia), Dept of BioEngineering 215-898-8501
Boston Univ, BioMedical Engr. Dept 617-353-2805
Stanford Univ, Section on Medical Informatics 415-725-3388
Univ of Washington (Seattle), Center for BioEngineering
Univ of Virginia (Charlottesville), Dept of BioMed. Engr.
Washington State University at Pullman.
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
U. of Philadelphia Med School
Washington University (St. Louis)
* Baylor College of Medicine / Rice / U. Houston - a joint program that is
expected to begin this fall. Contact georgep at rice.edu or davison at uh.edu
excerpt from a note by Lawrence Hunter
* University of Pittsburgh (in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon). A new
program in computational biology, funded by the Keck Foundation. For
information on that program, contact Bruce Buchanan
(buchanan at cs.pitt.edu).
* George Mason University. A new program in Computational Science and
Informatics. [I am currently teaching the bioinformatics course there.]
For more information, contact Harold Morowitz (hmorowitz at gmuvax.gmu.edu)
or John Evans (jevans at gmuvax2.gmu.edu).
* Washington State University, Pullman. A program in computational science
including biology that has been going for at least three years. For more
information, contact Keith Dunker (dunker at bobcat.csc.wsu.edu).
* Washington University, St. Louis. They have just instituted a new
Institute for Biological Computing, which will begin admitting students
next fall. For more information contact David States
(states at wucs1.wustl.edu).
* Stanford Medical School. One of the nation's best medical informatics
programs, recently hired Russ Altman to teach computational biology. For
information, contact Ted Shortliffe (shortliffe at sumex-aim.stanford.edu)
* Yale Medical School. Also has expanded its informatics program to include
computational biology. For information, contact Perry Miller
(pmiller at biomed.med.yale.edu)
Well, hope this helps.
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