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2012 TDLC Summer Fellows Institute (SFI) On The Temporal Dynamics of Learning: Brain, Behavior, and Computational Architectures


TDLC hosted its biennial Summer Fellows Institute (SFI) at UC San Diego, August 6 – 18, 2012.

The SFI is designed to provide Center fellows with training in the broad research agenda of the Center, providing background in each network's research as well as instruction in modeling and the use of the Motion Capture facility. The SFI is a full-time, two-week program with lectures and lab training the first week, and an intensive weeklong research project the second week. All TDLC fellows (undergrads, graduate students, and postdocs) are encouraged to apply! For out of town fellows, the Center will pay your accommodations, meals, and plane flight.

The SFI schedule and training are demanding. During the first week, days will be filled with lectures and labs on a specific research area from each of the four Center research networks, plus a day each of computational modeling and motion capture/EEG. There will also be optional evening tutorials on various subjects, ranging from Python to Neural Networks (on demand). The second week will be devoted primarily to weeklong research projects (the results from which will be presented on the last day of the SFI), with lunchtime research talks from Center faculty and fellows. The only day off is Sunday, August 12th, which will include a TDLC-sponsored outing for the SFI participants to a local San Diego attraction.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily to all participants.

For a comprehensive overview of the SFI (formerly called "Bootcamp"), please visit the webpages of the 2009 program:http://tdlc.ucsd.edu/events/boot-camp-2009-main.html. The 2012 SFI will follow a similar format, but in an effort to improve the experience for the participants, there will likely be some minor changes to the schedule and content.

Application Procedure
The application deadline is April 1, 2012.

Step 1: Complete and submit the online application
Step 2: Have your recommender email their letter of recommendation to Andrew Kovacevic (akovacev@eng.ucsd.edu).

Any questions about the SFI can be directed to Andrew.

One final note: It is important for all fellows who participate in the SFI to realize that they are expected to attend every scheduled activity (except for the optional evening tutorials). A commitment by all participants to the continuity and cooperative nature of the experience is necessary for everybody to get full benefit from this program.

> Example of Boot Camp 2009 Schedule