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 conduct human behavioral data using simulation and somputational cognitive models based on cognitiv 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

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

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

3. 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

Cleotilde Gonzalez

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Terry Stewart

University of Waterloo, Canada

Neha Sharma

Indian Institute of Information Technology Una, India

Partha Pratim Roy

Indian Institute of Technology Rorkee, India

Arnav Bhavsar

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Varun Dutt

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Program Schedule

Monday, 4th February

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Address by Director, IIT Mandi

09:00 - 10:30 ACT-R Units 1-3: Perception and Action by Dr. Varun Dutt

10:30 - 12:00 Nengo: Computing with Neurons by Dr. Terry Stewart

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:30 Instance-based learning: An Introduction by Dr. Cleotilde Gonzalez

14:30 - 16:00 Accumulator Models: An Introduction by Dr. Marieke van Vugt

16:00 - 16:30 High Tea

16:30 - 17:30 Research Talk: ML and DL models for EEG-based Image Recognition by Dr. Arnav Bhavsar

Tuesday, 5th February

09:00 - 10:30 ACT-R Unit 4 & 5 Declarative Memory by Dr. Varun Dutt

10:30 - 12:00 Nengo: Recurrence and Dynamics by Dr. Terry Stewart

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:30 Instance-based learning Session 2 by Dr. Cleotilde Gonzalez

14:30 - 16:00 Simple Accumulator Models by Dr. Marieke van Vugt

16:00 - 16:30 High Tea

16:30 - 17:30 Research Talk: Decisions from Experience: Investigating Individual-Level Decisions in Bandit Problems via Computational Cognitive Models by Dr. Neha Sharma

Wednesday, 6th February

09:00 - 10:30 Decoding Emotions and Gender from EEG Through Pattern Analysis by Dr. Partha Pratim Roy

10:30 - 12:00 Nengo: Neural Symbol Systems by Dr. Terry Stewart

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:30 Instance-Based Learning Theory and its Applications to Cybersecurity by Dr. Cleotilde Gonzalez

14:30 - 16:00 More Complex Accumulator Models by Dr. Marieke Van Vugt

16:00 - 16:30 High Tea

16:30 - 17:30 Research Talk: Neural Interfaces for Brain Stimulation by Dr. Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury

Thursday, 7th February

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

10:30 - 12:00 Nengo: Action Selection by Dr. Terry Stewart

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:30 Instance-based Learning Using PyIBL Session 1 by Dr. Cleotilde Gonzalez

14:30 - 16:00 Accumulator models: Individual differences by Dr. Marieke van Vugt

16:00 - 16:30 High Tea

16:30 - 17:30 Research Talk: Age Classification Using Brain-Computer Interface by Dr. Partha Pratim Roy

Friday, 8th February

09:00 - 10:30 ACT-R & fMRI by Dr. Marieke van Vugt

10:30 - 12:00 Nengo: Learning by Dr. Terry Stewart

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:30 ACT-R Units 7 & 8 by Dr. Varun Dutt

14:30 - 16:00 Accumulator Models: Model-Based Neuroscience by Dr. Marieke van Vugt

16:00 - 16:30 High Tea

16:30 - 17:30 Instance-based Learning Using PyIBL Session 2 by Dr. Cleotilde Gonzalez

17:30 - 18:30 Valedictory Ceremony

20:00 - 21:00 Friday Evening Group Dinner

Saturday, 9th February

Excursion to Parashar

Sunday, 10th February

Exploring Mandi Town

Discussion Session(s)

Important Dates

01.11.2018

Application for Winter School Begins

10.12.2018

Last Date for Submitting Applications

15.12.2018

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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Organisers

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

Cognitive Modeling Group, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Contact Us!

Phone

Dr. Varun Dutt

+91 8627974036

Akash Rao

01905-267184

Email

winterschool2019@gmail.com

Address

IIT Mandi, Parashar Road, Tehsil Sadar Kamand

Himachal Pradesh 175005

India