2022 Big Data Neuroscience Workshop

2022 Big Data Neuroscience Workshop

September 15 and 16, 2022

The University of Texas

Austin, TX

Workshop flyer available here.


What A transdisciplinary workshop on Big Data Neuroscience methods, applications and tools. Organized by the Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN)
Where Legislative Assembly Room, William C. Powers, Jr Students Activity Center
Dates September 15 and 16, 2022
Accommodation See the Lodging and Travel section
Registration Registration is required to participate in the workshop. Registration Form
Deadline: September 7, 2022.
Abstract Submission Abstract Submission Guidelines
Abstract Submission Form
Deadline: September 5, 2022
Acceptance notifications by September 6, 2022
Travel Scholarships A small number of travel scholarships is available. You can check if you meet the requirements for the scholarship and apply for it, using the abstract submission form (deadline September 5, 2022).


Objectives: The 2022 Big Data Neuroscience workshop organized to bring together a multidisciplinary set of participants to promote education and research so to tackle society's biggest challenges in key areas of interdisciplinary strength, including health & well-being, and technology & society.

Call for Abstracts

The workshop allows for the opportunity to present a Poster or deliver a 2-3 minute lighting talk. These options can be selected using the Abstract Submission Form. Students, trainees, fellows and junior investigators are strongly encouraged to apply for a lightning talk. Should you be selected to present in-person but not be able to do so, due to unforeseen circumstances, please contact our coordinator Sandra Hanekamp via sandrahanekamp@utexas.edu.


7th Big Data Neuroscience Workshop

Thursday, September 15 2022

7:50 AM - 8:10 AM Light Breakfast
8:10 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome and Introductory remarks by Franco Pestilli ACNN Director and Jennifer Lyon Gardner UT’s Deputy Vice President for Research

Session 1 Data Governance and Infrastructure

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Axel Brunger, Stanford University - High-resolution imaging for molecular neuroscience
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM James Carson, The University of Texas at Austin - Leveraging Supercomputing Infrastructure for Neuroscience
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM Paul A. Navrátil, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Damian Eke, De Montfort University- Responsible International Data Governance for Advancing Neuroscience Research and Innovation
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Coffee Break

Session 2 Measurements and Acquisition

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM Lighting Talks (2-3 minute talks 10-15 talks)
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM Jessica Church-Lang, The University of Texas at Austin, Cortical Hubs in Development
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Jason McLellan, The University of Texas at Austin- Structure-Function Studies of the SARS-CoV-2 Spike and Development of COVID-19 Interventions
12:20 PM - 1:40 AM Lunch Break and Networking Session

Session 3 Advanced Analysis and Applications

1:40 PM - 2:20 PM Angela Laird, Florida International University
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM Jingyu Liu, Georgia State University
2:40 PM - 3:30 PM Chen Yu, The University of Texas at Austin
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee Break

Panel discussion

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Panel discussion challenges and opportunities for international-scale infrastructure to advance data sharing and equity.
  • Amy Bernard (The Kavli Foundation)
  • Ming Zhan (The NIH National Institute of Mental Health)
  • Maryann Martone (INCF)
  • Dwight Krawitz (NSF)
  • Matthew Brown (The Wellcome Trust, UK)
  • Sachin Ranade (Nature Publishing Group)
  • Damian Eke (De Montfort University)
  • Franco Pestilli (Moderator, The University of Texas)
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Poster Session and Happy Hour

Friday, September 16 2022

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM Light breakfast
8:25 AM - 8:30 AM Introductory Remarks

Session 4 Software, Sharing, Publication

8:30 AM - 9:20 PM Piotr Sliz, SBgrid Consortium, Harvard University - Democratizing access to structural biology data, software and computing resources.
9:20 AM - 9:40 PM Maryann Martone, INCF, University of California, San Diego - Citing research resources other than articles: what have we learned.
9:40 AM - 10:00 PM Laura Colgin, The University of Texas at Austin - Place cell population coding of memory
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Franco Pestilli, The University of Texas at Austin
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Coffee Break

Session 5 Standards and Validation

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Yaroslav Halchenko, Dartmouth College
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Dora Hermes, Mayo Clinic- Using iEEG-BIDS for a stimulation driven human connectome.
11:20 AM - 12:10 PM David Kennedy, University of Massachusetts Medical School - Standards for Neuroimaging Research: The ReproNim approach for Enhancing Reproducibility
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM Concluding remarks by Franco Pestilli ACNN Director and Jonelle Bradshaw de Hernandez, Executive Director of Development, Foundation Relations

Travel Scholarship

We will support a number of travel scholarships for students, post-doctoral scholars, and young investigators from underserved communities and diverse geographic locations. You can check if you meet the requirements for the scholarship and apply for it, using the abstract submission form (deadline September 5, 2022).
Notifications will be made on a rolling basis. Awards will include up to $500 in travel reimbursement. If you receive a travel scholarship your registration fee will be waived.

Lodging and Travel

ACNN does not provide accommodations for attendees of the Annual Meeting.

If you are seeking a hotel within walking distance of the venue, we recommend checking out the Moxy Hotel Austin.


Registration is required to attend the workshop. You can register for the workshop using this form. The deadline for registration is September 7, 2022. We request small fees to register for the workshop (Students $25, Postdocs $35, Faculty $45, Industry and Others $55). The fees are used to support food for breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks. Registration fees will be paid on site, on the first day of the workshop.