Winter School on Cognitive Modeling

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

04.02.2019 - 10.02.2019

Welcome to Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

About IIT Mandi

IIT Mandi is located a few hours before the Himalayan resort of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. It was established with the vision to be a leader in science and technology, knowledge creation and innovation, in an India marching towards a just inclusive and sustainable society.

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About ACS Lab

The Applied Cognitive Science Lab aims to investigate decision making and cognition in applied domains. Some key domains include the environment, cosumer behavior and military decision making. The lab uses various research methodologies including laboratory experiments to collect human behavioral data using simulation and computational cognitive models based on cognitive architectures, thus propelling our boundary of work into the interdisciplinary biome that current cognitive research resides in.

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Why Cognitive Modeling?

Cognitive Models are essentially theories of how people make decisions, implemented through computer simulations. Cognitive modeling studies human cognition by creating models of cognitive behavior. It also allows an individual to understand the effects of existing designs on human cognition and how improvements to existing designs could in turn enhance human cognition. This knowledge could be applied on developing interventions in varied applied domains.

Objectives of the Winter School

To provide a forum to train student, researchers and professionals on the best practices in the area of cognitive modeling.

Expose researchers to the state of the art models in basic and applied domains

Involve top international researchers in the area of cognitive modeling to present their work as part of the winter school

Our Speakers

Marieke Van Vugt

Univerity of Groningen, Netherlands

Terry Stewart

University of Waterloo, Canada

Neha Sharma

Indian Institute of Information Technology Una, India

Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Cleotilde Gonzalez

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Arnav Bhavsar

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Varun Dutt

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Partha Pratim Roy

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Shruti Kaushik

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Timothy A Gonsalves

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Program Schedule

Monday, 4th February

09:00 - 09:30 Welcome Address by Director, IIT Mandi

09:30 - 09:45 Introduction to the Winter School by Dr. Vaun Dutt

09:45 - 10:00 High Tea

10:00 - 11:30 ACT-R Unit 1 by Dr. Varun Dutt

11:30 - 13:00 Accumulator Models : An Introduction by Dr. Marieke van Vugt

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:15 Instance-based learning: An Introduction by Dr. Varun Dutt & Dr. Neha Sharma

15:15 - 16:30 Nengo: Computing with Neurons by Dr. Terry Stewart

16:30 - 16:45 High Tea

16:45 - 17:45 Research Talk: Research Talk: ML and DL models for EEG-based image classification by Dr. Arnav Bhavsar

Venue: A1-NKN

Tuesday, 5th February

09:00 - 11:00 ACT-R Unit 2 & 3 Declarative Memory by Dr. Varun Dutt

11:00 - 11:15 High Tea

11:15 - 13:00 Nengo: Recurrence and Dynamics by Dr. Terry Stewart

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Instance-based learning Session 2 by Dr. Neha Sharma

15:00 - 16:00 Simple Accumulator Models by Dr. Marieke van Vugt

16:00 - 16:15 High Tea

16:15 - 17:15 Non Invasive Brain Stimulation for Stroke Diagnosis and Post Stroke Restorative Neurorehabilitation by Dr. Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury

Venue: SC-NKN

Wednesday, 6th February

09:00 - 10:30ACT-R Unit 4 by Dr. Varun Dutt

10:30 - 10:45 High Tea

10:45 - 12:00 Nengo: Neural Symbol Systems by Dr. Terry Stewart

12:00 - 13:00 Decoding Emotions and Gender from EEG Through Pattern Analysis by Dr. Partha Pratim Roy

13:00 - 13:15 Group Photo

13:15 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Accumulator Models: Individual Differences by Dr. Marieke van Vugt

15:30 - 16:30 Research Talk: Decisions from Experience: Investigating individual-level decisions in bandit problems via computational cognitive models by Neha Sharma

16:30 - 16:45 High Tea

16:45 - 17:45 Cognitive Models for Mind Wandering and Meditation by Dr. Marieke van Vugt

Venue: A1-NKN

Thursday, 7th February

09:00 - 10:30 ACT-R Unit 5 Utility Learning by Dr. Varun Dutt

10:30 - 10:45 High Tea

10:45 - 12:00Nengo: Action Selection by Dr. Terry Stewart

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:30Accumulator Models: Individual Differences by Dr. Marieke van Vugt

14:30 - 15:00EEG and tDCS Presentation and Demonstration by Sanjay Das (VP, Hospimedica International)

15:00 - 16:00PyIBL Session 1 by Dr Varun Dutt and Dr Neha Sharma

16:00 - 16:15 High Tea

16:15 - 17:15 Research Talk: AI in Healthcare: Feature selection among several attributes and time-series forecasting using statistical, machine-learning and deep-learning architectures by Shruti Kaushik

19:30 - 20:30 Special Skype Lecture on Cognitive Modeling by Dr. Cleotilde Gonzalez

Venue: SC-NKN

Friday, 8th February

09:00 - 10:30 ACT-R Unit 6 by Dr. Varun Dutt

10:30 - 10:45 High Tea

10:45 - 12:00 Nengo: Learning by Dr. Terry Stewart

12:00 - 13:00 Accumulator Models: Model-Based Neuroscience by Dr. Marieke van Vugt

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Instance-based Learning Using PyIBL Session 2 by Dr. Neha Sharma and Dr Varun Dutt

15:30 - 15:45 High Tea

15:45 - 16:15 Valedictory Ceremony

16:15 - 16:45 Distribution of Certificates

Venue: A1-NKN

Saturday, 9th February

Excursion to Revalsar

Sunday, 10th February

Exploring Mandi Town

Important Dates

10.11.2018

Application for Winter School Begins

15.12.2018

Last Date for Submitting Applications

20.12.2018

Announcement of Selected Applicants

05.01.2019

Last Date for Registration

Registration

Undergraduate Students

3500

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Graduate Students

4000

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Postdoctoral Fellows

5000

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Researchers/Scientists

6000

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Faculty

6000

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Organisers

Applied Cognitive Science Lab, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Cognitive Modeling Group, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Contact Us!

Phone

Akash Rao

+91 780 757 3768

Email

winterschool2019@gmail.com

Address

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

Kamand Campus, VPO Kamand District Mandi

Himachal Pradesh

India 175005