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17 June 2024 The Networked Brain

NAC Fika-to-fika workshop for Lund University researchers.

Please block the June 17 date for the NAC fika-to-fika workshop “the Networked Brain”, which will take place in Forum Medicum, Lund.

When: 17 June 2023 at 9.30 to 15.30

Where:  BMC:E16003, Forum Medicum, Sölvegatan 19, Lund Sweden

Primary audience researchers (estimate: 40-50 attendants):
The topic is of interest to researchers across the “NAC — 1,2, many” programme, both those working on specific animal models (i.e. N-1) and those studying the functioning of brain networks (i.e. the “many”) using experimental and theoretical approaches.

To participate is free of charge. Sign up for participation at ai.lu.se/2024-06-17/registration/.

NAC Opportunities (15 September)

Comming deadlines for NAC Core Members to apply for a NAC opportunity is 

  • 15 September 2024 at 12.00 CET
  • 15 November 2024 at 12.00 CET

Read more and apply.

Illustration. Animals and humans in interaction as a symbol of natural and artificial cognition.

NAC week 2024

The ambition for the NAC week 22th to 24th October 2024 is to gather Lund University researchers and PhD students that are affiliated to the profile area, but also researchers, teachers, PhD students and other employees at Lund university that are interested in the domain or want to be an active part of the profile area of Natural and Artificial Cognition.

The NAC week 2024 consists of four separate but connected events:

  • 22 October at 9.30 to 15.30 in E:A: Public fika to fika workshop Natural and Artificial Cognition III
  • 23 October at 9.00 to 12.00 in M:Teknodromen: NAC Member meeting
  • 23 October at 12.00-15.00 in M:Teknodromen: NAC Advisory Meeting
  • 24 October at 9.00 to 15.00 (max) in M:Teknodromen: NAC PhD Student and young reseracher WS

Registration to the event and call for contribution for NAC related PhD Student and young researchers at or affiliated to Lund University will open in August.

Lund University profile area Natural and Artificial Cognition for Lund University staff.

Calls and contributions
Organisation, policy and routines

 

NAC Organisation

Lund University profile area Natural and Artificial Cognition for Lund University staff.

Calls and contributions
Organisation, policy and routines

 

 Roles

NAC Members

NAC Core

During the years 2023 and 2024, the NAC Core will be seen at a retreat for team building and to discuss strategic issues. The retreat is followed up with a 2–3 hour meeting in the fall.

NAC Management Group

The management team consists of people with formal roles in the profile area or with direct funding. All or parts of the management team discuss ongoing and long-term issues at online meetings on Tuesdays at 8.15-9.15.

NAC Core working groups

Within NAC Core group exist the following long term working groups for the annual circle April to April.

  • NAC Opportunities - decision panel
    First meeting: 25 April 9.00
    • hanna [dot] back [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (hanna[dot]back[at]svet[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • karl [dot] astrom [at] math [dot] lth [dot] se (karl[dot]astrom[at]math[dot]lth[dot]se)
    • maria [dot] kihl [at] eit [dot] lth [dot] se (maria[dot]kihl[at]eit[dot]lth[dot]se)
    • melvyn_b [dot] davies [at] math [dot] lu [dot] se (melvyn_b[dot]davies[at]math[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • par [dot] halje [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (par[dot]halje[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • volker [dot] krueger [at] cs [dot] lth [dot] se
  • NAC Fellows Organisation
    First meeting: 30 August 9.00
    • anders [dot] rantzer [at] control [dot] lth [dot] se (anders[dot]rantzer[at]control[dot]lth[dot]se)
    • ingar [dot] brinck [at] fil [dot] lu [dot] se (ingar[dot]brinck[at]fil[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • johan [dot] martensson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (johan[dot]martensson[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • melvyn_b [dot] davies [at] math [dot] lu [dot] se (melvyn_b[dot]davies[at]math[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • per [dot] petersson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
  • NAC Week (w43) Organisation Committee
    First meeting: 19 June 11.00
    • hanna [dot] back [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (hanna[dot]back[at]svet[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • jonas [dot] wisbrant [at] control [dot] lu [dot] se
    • magnus [dot] oskarsson [at] math [dot] lth [dot] se (magnus[dot]oskarsson[at]math[dot]lth[dot]se)
    • marcus [dot] stensmyr [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (marcus[dot]stensmyr[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • stanley [dot] heinze [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (stanley[dot]heinze[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se)
  • Organisation of NAC annual LUCRIS Cycle
    First meeting: 11 September 10.15
    • bo [dot] bernhardsson [at] control [dot] lth [dot] se (bo[dot]bernhardsson[at]control[dot]lth[dot]se)
    • karl [dot] astrom [at] math [dot] lth [dot] se (karl[dot]astrom[at]math[dot]lth[dot]se)
    • karl-erik [dot] arzen [at] control [dot] lth [dot] se (karl-erik[dot]arzen[at]control[dot]lth[dot]se)
    • mikael [dot] johansson [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se (mikael[dot]johansson[at]psy[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • per [dot] runeson [at] cs [dot] lth [dot] se (per[dot]runeson[at]cs[dot]lth[dot]se)
  • Organisation of NAC Core Retreat 2-3 April 2025
    First meeting: 23/10 9.00
    • dan-e [dot] nilsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (dan-e[dot]nilsson[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • elin_a [dot] topp [at] cs [dot] lth [dot] se (elin_a[dot]topp[at]cs[dot]lth[dot]se)
    • eric [dot] warrant [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (eric[dot]warrant[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • magnus [dot] oskarsson [at] math [dot] lth [dot] se (magnus[dot]oskarsson[at]math[dot]lth[dot]se)
    • marcus [dot] stensmyr [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (marcus[dot]stensmyr[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • markus [dot] tullberg [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se (markus[dot]tullberg[at]mhm[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • mikael [dot] nilsson [at] math [dot] lth [dot] se (mikael[dot]nilsson[at]math[dot]lth[dot]se)
    • stanley [dot] heinze [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (stanley[dot]heinze[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • volker [dot] krueger [at] cs [dot] lth [dot] se (volker[dot]krueger[at]cs[dot]lth[dot]se)
    • jonas [dot] wisbrant [at] control [dot] lth [dot] se
  • Organisation of NAC Advisors
    First meeting: TBD
    • karl [dot] astrom [at] math [dot] lth [dot] se (karl[dot]astrom[at]math[dot]lth[dot]se)
    • melvyn_b [dot] davies [at] math [dot] lu [dot] se (melvyn_b[dot]davies[at]math[dot]lu[dot]se)
    • jonas [dot] wisbrant [at] control [dot] lth [dot] se

Apply for NAC membership

Any researcher, PhD student or other employee at Lund University  can apply for membership via a webform. The recruitment committee takes decisions on short notice but we report new members to LUCAT twice a year.

Benefits, obligations, and routines for different NAC groups (PDF, 95kb)

You apply for membership in a web form.

NAC Opportunities

NAC Opportunities is way for NAC Core members to on short notice and with little bureaucracy seek funding for projects or other initiatives in the cost range 20-100 KKR. Decisions are taken four times per year.

Examples of things which could be funded include:

  • visitors
  • PhD courses
  • workshops
  • support for research projects

NAC Core members are free to come up with other ideas too.

To apply for funding, submit a one-page proposal as a PDF via the webform at ai.lu.se/nac/internal/opportunity-application by noon, on the day for the deadline.

The proposal should include:

  1. a description of what you propose to do
  2. an explanation of how it will benefit a broad section of the NAC community. We prioritise ideas which will benefit many NAC members. Concretely, we are expecting to see the direct involvement of at least two distinct research groups within NAC.
  3. a simple budget with an explanation of the expected costs

If you are proposing a visitor, then please also include a two-page CV of the proposed visitor as well as the one-page proposal.

Upcoming deadlines:

  • 15 September 2024 at 12.00 CET
  • 15 November 2024 at 12.00 CET

Contact by mail

  • Kalle Åström
  • Melvyn Davies

NAC Connections

Video- and meeting based introduction process for new NAC Core Members. To be described.

Annual LUCRIS circle

To be decribed.

Communication platforms

To be described

Archive

NAC Spring School in Cognitive Robotics 8-10 April

NAC will offer a spring school for cognitive robotics. Goal of the spring school is to learn the basics about robotics that are relevant for Natural and Artificial Cognition.  PhD students will be able to learn the basics of how to use robots as a tool for their PhD work. For more details, see the slides:

Date: April 8-10 2024

Location: E:A, Ole Römers väg 1 Lund

Duration: 3 days

With 

  • international guests
  • FiKA for discussions

Organisers

  • Volker Krueger (volker [dot] krueger [at] cs [dot] lth [dot] se)
  • Christian Balkenius (christian [dot] balkenius [at] lucs [dot] lu [dot] se)
  • Elin Topp (elin_a [dot] topp [at] cs [dot] lth [dot] se)