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AprilCSoI eBrief April 2018
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April 2018

Greetings CSoI Team,

Welcome to the April 2018 edition of the Monthly CSoI Highlights eBrief.

CSoI Highlights' Headlines:

  • North American School of Information Theory, May 20-23, Texas A&M
  • Introduction to Data Science & Interdisciplinary Research Teams student workshop, May 21-25, Purdue University
  • CSoI Funded Researchers Develop Stomach Activity Monitoring Device
  • Teaching Computers to Guide Science: New Machine Learning Method Sees the Forests and the Trees

CSoI Highlights

Awards & Recognition


  • Biosynthesis of Orthogonal Molecules Using Ferredoxin and Ferredoxin-NADP+ Reductase Systems Enables Genetically Encoded PhyB Optogenetics. Phillip Kyriakakis, Marianne Catanho, Nicole Hoffner, Walter Thavarajah, Vincent J. Hu, Syh-Shiuan Chao, Athena Hsu, Vivian Pham, Ladan Naghavian, Lara E. Dozier, Gentry N. Patrick, and Todd P. Coleman. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acssynbio.7b00413

  • A. A. Gharibans, B. L. Smarr, D. C. Kunkel, L. J. Kriegsfeld, H. M. Mousa, and T. P. Coleman, “Artifact Rejection Methodology Enables Continuous, Noninvasive Measurement of Gastric Myoelectric Activity in Ambulatory Subjects”, Scientific Reports, March 2018. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-23302-9.pdf

Job Opportunities

    Postdoctoral fellows: (i) Theory and (ii) experiments for novel noninvasive neurostimulation
    Description: Grover lab at CMU, in collaboration with Chamanzar and Barth labs, is developing advanced theoretical techniques, closely with experimental validation, for noninvasive neurostimulation for advancing treatment of disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson's, and brain injuries. The PIs are jointly looking for (i) an information/control theory postdoc willing to learn apply their techniques to neuroengineering and the brain (prior experience in neuro-sci/eng not necessary); and (ii) an experimental postdoc with experience in invasive rodent studies (in and ex-vivo), and possibly also in human studies (the latter is not necessary). The work will use theoretical techniques from information and control theory, and collaboratively, experiments on mice and humans using state-of-the-art equipment. More information is available on request. Please email your resumes to pulkit@cmu.edu . The project will be funded in part by a grant from Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research and a grant from Pennsylvania Incubation Technology Alliance.

    Viterbi Postdoc Fellowship in Data Science

    For Financial Support in Graduate School:
    Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx

    For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:

    For tips on applying and associated resources:

    For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:

    For opportunities specifically in Engineering:

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