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CoSMo Summer School, 2 - 16 August, University of Western Ontario, UK, Canada

Publish Date: Feb 07, 2020

Deadline: Apr 01, 2020

Event Dates: from Aug 02, 2020 12:00 to Aug 16, 2020 12:00

CoSMo Summer School

About CoSMo

Dates and deadlines

  • Application due: Apr 1, 2020
  • Acceptance notice: Apr 30, 2020
  • CoSMo dates: August 2-16, 2020

Our philosophy

Sensory and Movement science are quickly absorbing techniques from various computational disciplines, including Bayesian statistics, Systems Identification & Control, Machine learning, and Causal Inference. And, indeed, in all these disciplines there are text books, online resources, and summer schools that teach the techniques. However, the concepts, how these tools relate to reality, how the theories relate to data, what the relationship between those disciplines is, and how the experiments speak to real questions are generally taught as afterthoughts, if at all. This is where CoSMo is unique. Across all the popular techniques we primarily focus on the understanding they can produce, and on the many different kinds of understanding that can be enabled by good computational work. CoSMo trains scientists to seamlessly blend disciplines, have clarity about their large scale objectives, and lead the sensory-motor community in new, promising directions.

Selection process

Participants will be strictly limited to 40 to ensure an excellent instructor to participant ratio. As the organizers, we are confronted with the difficult task of selecting the participants from all qualified applications.

The organizers will evaluate all applications based on the submitted material. We are particularly interested in understanding your motivation for attending this summer school; how it would impact your career and how external referees judge your potential to meet those career goals. In order to ensure that everyone benefits as much as possible from this summer school, we will also take the appropriateness of your educational background into account. The selection of participants will therefore be based upon how much they would benefit from this training opportunity.


Location, Housing and Travel

CoSMo 2020 will take place at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

Participant housing will be on campus. More details soon.

London, ON is accessible by air, train, bus or car. More details soon.


Cost will include, accommodation and 3 meals/day (but not travel!).

Application process

When applying, you will need to upload your CV, statement of interest and 2-3 reference letters!

You also need a Google Scholar account!

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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