Winter School Workshop on Computational Brain Connectivity Mapping

Winter School Workshop on Computational Brain Connectivity Mapping

CoBCoM – Conference Center Juan les Pins, Côte d’Azur (FR) – 20-24 Nov. 2017

The CoBCoM Winter School Workshop, running from November 20 to 24, 2017 is targeted at graduate students, early career and senior
researchers interested in structural and functional brain connectivities via multi imaging modalities including diffusion MRI, functional MRI, MEG, and EEG.

Held at the Antibes – Juan les Pins Conference Center, in the heart of the French Riviera, the Winter School Workshop will offer several tutorials and advanced lectures from  leading researchers and experts on computational brain connectivity mapping. In addition, it will include sessions dedicated
to poster presentations from participants.

This Winter School Workshop will be an exciting opportunity for graduate students and researchers to learn and exchange about the current trends in computational models of brain connectivity, building dynamic connectomes,
and meet the invited experts and leading researchers spearheading the field.

Have a look at the program for more details and please note that a particular  effort has been paid to welcome you to participate by offering an affordable registration package including admission to all seminars,  all lunches and refreshments, and a wine reception and formal dinner.

This Winter School & Workshop is part of the ERC Advanced grant for the project  CoBCoM “Computational Brain Connectivity Mapping” P.I Rachid Deriche – Project ID: 694665-Funded under: H2020-EU.1.1. – EXCELLENT SCIENCE – European Research Council (ERC).

To know more about some of the challenges and target areas for CoBCoM and the
rationale behind them : MedIA 33(1), Oct. 2016

Brain Computer Interface, an Inria movie shot at Athena

A movie shot by Inria about the P300 speller Brain Computer Interface


Best Student Paper Award for Brahim Belaoucha

The article entitled “Large brain effective network from EEG/MEG data and dMR information”
by Brahim Belaoucha and Theo Papadopoulo has been awarded as “The Best Student Paper
by the program Committee of “The 7th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging”
held in Toronto University on June 21-23, 2017.


Kai DANG PhD Defense

Juin 13, 2017 Kai DANG defended his PhD : Electrical conduction models for cochlear implant electrodes.

Advisor Pr. Maureen Clerc Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée, France
Examiners : Valérie Louis-Dorr Prof. CRAN-Campus Sciences, France ; Macherey Olivier Dr. CNRS Marseille, France ; David Guiraud Prof. Inria Camin, France.
Reviewers : Andreas Büchner Prof. Hannover Medical School, Germany ; Tania Hanekom Prof. University of Pretoria, South Africa
Guest : Dan Gnansia Dr. Oticon Medical/Neurelec S.A.S, France

Brahim Belaoucha PhD Defense

May 30, 2017 Brahim Belaoucha defended his PhD : Using diffusion MR information to reconstruct networks of brain activations from MEG and EEG measurements.

Advisor Dr. Théodore Papadopoulo Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée, France

Examiners : Pr. Rachid Deriche, Inria SAM, France ; Dr. Alexandre Gramfort Inria, France ;  Pr. Jean-Marc Lina ETS Université McGill, Canada ; Dr. Gloria Menegaz Université de Vérone, Italie.

Reviewers : Dr. Christian-George Bénar Inserm, France ; Dr. Bertrand Thirion CEA/Neurospin, France

Marco Pizzolato PhD Defense

March 31, 2017 Marco Pizzolato defended his PhD “Computational Diffusion & Perfusion MRI in Brain Imaging”.

Advisor Pr. Rachid Deriche Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée, France
Reviewers : Christian Barillot Research Director, CNRS, France – Maxime Descoteaux Associate Professor., Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Examiners : Olivier Coulon Research Director, CNRS, France – Gloria Menegaz Professor, University of Verona, Italy – Nikos Paragios Professor, Ecole Centrale de Paris, France
Invited : Timothé Boutelier Research & Innovation Manager, Olea Medical, France

Rutger Fick PhD Defense

March 10th, 2017 Rutger Fick defended his PhD “Advanced dMRI Signal Modeling for Tissue Microstructure

Advisor Pr. Rachid Deriche Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée, France
Reviewers Pr. Alexander Leemans Image Sciences Institute, The Netherlands
Pr. Jean Philip Thiran Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, France
Examiners Dr. Andrea Fuster Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Pr. Nikos Paragios Ecole Centrale de Paris, France
Pr. Maxime Descoteaux Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab, Canada

Rachid Deriche, lauréat 2016 de l’appel ERC Advanced Grant

European Research Council 2016 : Rachid Deriche, directeur de recherche de classe exceptionnelle à Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée, responsable de l’équipe-projet ATHENA vient de recevoir la bourse européenne European Research Council dans la catégorie Advanced pour le projet CoBCoM à la frontière entre les mathématiques, l’informatique et la neuro-imagerie.

Les Bourses ERC Advanced Grant sont allouées dans le cadre du pilier “Excellence Scientifique” du programme Horizon 2020 de l’Union Européenne pour la recherche et l’innovation et sont attribuées à des chercheurs seniors, reconnus comme leaders dans leur domaine et qui proposent un projet de recherche visant à faire avancer notablement les frontières actuelles de la Science.

Maureen Clerc exposed : Brain-Computer Interfaces at Learning Centre Campus SophiaTech

Techno Cafe: Title: Brain-Computer Interfaces

Interfacing his brain to a computer, it’s possible.
Maureen Clerc explains how brain activity can be transformed into orders.
This will be illustrated by a real experience of a virtual keyboard based on the P300.

Guillermo Guallardo- Merit Abstract Award for the 2016 OHBM

Guillermo Guallardo PhD to Athena has been selected to receive a Merit Abstract Award for the 2016 OHBM Annual Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland for his abstract, Efficient Population-Representative Whole-Cortex Parcellation Based on Tractography.