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& Schwartz eric at thing4.bu.edu
Fri Mar 12 11:32:44 EST 1993


I am posting this description in response to a recent query
in this newsgroup asking about schools offering programs in neural nets,
neural computation, and brain function:
________________________________________________________
| Eric L. Schwartz                                     | 
| email: eric at thing4.bu.edu                            |
| Office: (617)353-6179 ;  FAX: (617)353-6178          |
| Prof. of Cognitive and Neural Systems                |
| Prof. of Elec. Engineering and Computer Systems      |
| Prof. of Neurobiology                                |
| Surface Mail: Dept. of Cognitive and Neural Systems  |           
| Boston University                                    |
| 111 Cummington Street::Boston MA. 02215              |
|______________________________________________________|


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         *                                             *
         *                 DEPARTMENT OF               *
         *      COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS (CNS)     *
         *              AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY           *
         *                                             *
         ***********************************************

                    Stephen Grossberg, Chairman
         Gail A. Carpenter, Director of Graduate Studies

 
The Boston University Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
offers comprehensive advanced training in the neural and computational
principles, mechanisms, and architectures that underly human and
animal behavior, and the application of neural network architectures
to the solution of outstanding technological problems.

Applications for Fall, 1993 admissions and financial aid are now
being accepted for both the MA and PhD degree programs.

To obtain a brochure describing the CNS Program and a set of application
materials, write or telephone:

 Department of Cognitive & Neural Systems
 Boston University
 111 Cummington Street, Room 240
 Boston, MA 02215
 (617) 353-9481

or send via email your full name and mailing address to: rll at cns.bu.edu

Applications for admission and financial aid should be received by
the Graduate School Admissions Office no later than January 15.
Late applications will be considered until May 1; after that date
applications will be considered only as special cases.

Applicants are required to submit undergraduate (and, if applicable,
graduate) transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and Graduate
Record Examination (GRE) scores. The Advanced Test should be in the
candidate's area of departmental specialization. GRE scores may be
waived for MA candidates and, in exceptional cases, for PhD candidates,
but absence of these scores may decrease an applicant's chances for
admission and financial aid.

Non-degree students may also enroll in CNS courses on a part-time
basis.


Description of the CNS Department:

The Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems (CNS) provides advanced
training and 
research experience for graduate students interested in the neural and 
computational principles, mechanisms, and architectures that underlie 
human and animal behavior, and the application of neural network 
architectures to the solution of outstanding technological problems. 
Students are trained in a broad range of areas concerning cognitive and 
neural systems, including vision and image processing; speech and language 
understanding; adaptive pattern recognition; cognitive information 
processing; self-organization; associative learning and long-term memory; 
cooperative and competitive network dynamics and short-term memory; 
reinforcement, motivation, and attention; adaptive sensory-motor 
control and robotics; and biological rhythms; as well as the mathematical
and computational methods needed to support advanced modeling research 
and applications. The CNS Department awards MA, PhD, and BA/MA degrees.

The CNS Department embodies a number of unique features. It has
developed a curriculum that consists of twelve interdisciplinary graduate 
courses each of which integrates the psychological, neurobiological, 
mathematical, and computational information needed to theoretically 
investigate fundamental issues concerning mind and brain processes and 
the applications of neural networks to technology. Additional advanced 
courses, including research seminars, are also offered. Each course is 
typically taught once a week in the evening to make the program available 
to qualified students, including working professionals, throughout the 
Boston area. Students develop a coherent area of expertise by designing 
a program that includes courses in areas such as Biology, Computer Science, 
Engineering, Mathematics, and Psychology, in addition to courses in the 
CNS curriculum.

The CNS Department prepares students for thesis research with scientists 
in one of several Boston University research centers or groups, and with 
Boston-area scientists collaborating with these centers. The unit most closely 
linked to the department is the Center for Adaptive Systems. The Center for 
Adaptive Systems is also part of the Boston Consortium for Behavioral and 
Neural Studies, a Boston-area multi-institutional Congressional Center of 
Excellence. Students interested in neural network hardware work with
researchers in CNS, the College of Engineering, and at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Other research resources include distinguished research groups in
neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and neuropharmacology at the Medical
School and the Charles River campus; in sensory robotics, biomedical 
engineering, computer and systems engineering, and neuromuscular research 
within the Engineering School; in dynamical systems within the Mathematics 
Department; in theoretical computer science within the Computer Science 
Department; and in biophysics and computational physics within the Physics 
Department. 

In addition to its basic research and training program, the Department 
conducts a seminar series, as well as conferences and symposia, which 
bring together distinguished scientists from both experimental and 
theoretical disciplines.


1992-93 FACULTY of CNS and CAS MEMBERS:

Daniel H. Bullock         Nancy Kopell       
Gail A. Carpenter         Ennio Mingolla
Michael A. Cohen          Alan Peters
H. Steven Colburn         Adam Reeves
Paolo Gaudiano            Eric L. Schwartz
Stephen Grossberg         Allen Waxman
Frank H. Guenther         







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Best regards,
Eric
________________________________________________________
| Eric L. Schwartz                                     | 
| email: eric at thing4.bu.edu                            |
| Office: (617)353-6179 ;  FAX: (617)353-6178          |
| Prof. of Cognitive and Neural Systems                |
| Prof. of Elec. Engineering and Computer Systems      |
| Prof. of Neurobiology                                |
| Surface Mail: Dept. of Cognitive and Neural Systems  |           
| Boston University                                    |
| 111 Cummington Street::Boston MA. 02215              |
|______________________________________________________|



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