2023 Big Data Neuroscience Workshop

September 14 and 15, 2023
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio


What The 2023 Big Data Neuroscience workshop organized by the Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN)
Where The Ohio State University Pomerene Hall, Columbus Ohio
Dates Thursday and Friday, September 14 and 15, 2023
Accommodation See the Lodging and Travel section
Registration Registration is required to participate in the workshop. The registration fees are $25 for student, $35 for post-docs or research fellows, $45 faculty/industry/other.
The registration form is here: Registration Form

Registration is now open, and will close when the venue is full. Abstract submission and request for consideration for travel awards is done through the registration form. Please register by mid July to be considered for travel awards.
Abstract Submission The option to submit your abstract for a poster presentation is available to you on the registration form. Additionally, if you would like to be considered to deliver a 2-3 minutes lightning talk, you can select that option on the registration form. Students, trainees, fellows and junior investigators are strongly encouraged to apply for a lightning talk. To be considered for a travel award, abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CDT on Friday August 18, 2023; abstracts will be accepted until September 1. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, and saved as a pdf named LastName-FirstInitialACNN2023.pdf prior to upload.
All poster presentations and lightning talks will be in-person. Should you be selected to present in-person but not be able to do so, due to unforeseen circumstances, please contact our coordinator Joshua Cermak at joshua.cermak@osumc.edu
Travel Scholarships We will support a number of partial travel awards for students, post-doctoral scholars, and young investigators that can include travel and lodging. Applying for the travel scholarship is an option on the registration form. Please include a brief paragraph (150 words) indicating your situation and request for consideration (e.g., coming from out of town, your supervisor doesn't have travel funds, etc.)


Objectives: The overall theme for the workshop is deep phenotyping challenges and solutions: data analysis, standards, representation, and sharing in personalized, precision medicine. We are inviting a wide panel of experts in neuroimaging, neuroscience, biomedical research, and data science to share in transdisciplinary conversations about the vision and promise of highly dense behavioral and physiological data integration. The workshop panels will address challenges in the integration of multimodal, multidimensional, multiscale data, in terms of data standards, representation, and sharing. The workshop will bring together members of the Midwest, national, and the global neuroscience research community to promote data reuse, aggregation, result validation and new discoveries in neuroscience.

Call for Abstracts

Brief abstracts describing the background or context, methods and results of a research problem, or a discussion of the challenges of spatially or temporally dense measures in human neuroscience will be considered. Select posters will be chosen for oral presentation during the Data Blitz session.


2023 Big Data Neuroscience Workshop

The schedule will include a full day of keynotes, discussions, Data Blitz presentations, and a poster session on Thursday, with a half day of presentations and a workshop on Friday, ending at 1:30 pm. All times shown are in Eastern Time Zone.

Thursday, September 14 2023

8:30 - 9:00 AM Welcome & Introductory remarks
9:00 - 10:00 AM Opening Keynote: Sean Hill, PhD, Director of the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics, at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada
A systems approach to multiscale data integration for neuropsychiatry

Session 1 Deep Phenotyping types and applications

10:00 - 10:30 AM Shawn Murphy, MD, PhD, Chief Research Information Officer at Partners HealthCare; Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
Instrumenting the Health Care Enterprise for Discovery in the Course of Clinical Care
10:40 - 11:20 AM Andrew Curtis, PhD, Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Adventures in Spatial Data Analytics: Working at the Scale of Intervention / Operations
11:20 - 11:30 AM Coffee Break

Session 2 NIH/NSF perspectives

11:30 - 12:15 PM Susan Wright, PhD, Program Director for Big Data and Computational Science, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Discussions of NIH within and across institute initiatives
12:15 - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

Thursday AM video recordings: Welcome, Keynote, Sessions 1-2

AM video recording (mp4, 529 MB)
Recording timing info (txt)

Session 3 Temporal Data

1:00 - 1:30 PM Justin Baker, MD, PhD, Scientific Director, McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Sensing Psychosis: Deep Phenotyping of Neuropsychiatric Disorders
1:40 - 2:10 PM Sepideh Sadaghiani, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Functional Connectome Dynamics - Slow, Fast, or Both?

Session 4 Big Neuroimaging Data Analyses

2:20 - 2:50 PM Lu Zhao, PhD, Research Associate, Laboratory of Neuroimaging, University of Southern California
Understanding the neurobiology of brain development and aging via imaging-omics
2:50 - 3:20 PM Janine Bijsterbosch, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis
Studying population mental health in the UK Biobank
3:20 - 3:50 PM Carlos Cardenas-Iniguez, PhD, Post-doctoral scholar, Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
We controlled for race and ethnicity: Considerations for the use and communication of race and ethnicity in neuroimaging research
3:50 - 4:00 PM Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:30 PM Data Blitz! 3-minute talks

Session 5 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Neuroimaging

4:30 - 5:00 PM Rosanna Olsen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
Building Diversity
5:00 - 5:30 PM Ruchika Prakash, PhD, Director, Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging; Psychology, OSU
Advancing Diversity in NeuroImaging Research Initiative
ADNIR Scholars Presentations, OSU

5:30 PM Happy Hour and Posters

Thursday PM video recordings: Sessions 3-5

PM video recording (mp4, 471 MB)
Recording timing info (txt)
Olsen diversity recorded slides (pptx, 32 MB, not captured in the PM video recording, download powerpoint then play slideshow)
DataBtliz #3 (Caron) video (mp4, 9 MB, not captured in the PM video recording)

Friday, September 15 2023

Opening Session

9:30 - 10:00 AM Keynote: Stephanie Noble, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department, Bioengineering Department, Northeastern University
Making Open Science Work for You

Session 6 Standards and Methods for Data Management, Analysis, and Sharing

10:00 - 10:25 AM Matthew Abrams, PhD, Director of Science and Training, International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility
Sparking Joy: The role of the INCF network in the open, FAIR, and citable neuroscience movement
10:25 - 10:50 AM Neda Jahanshad, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Continuous large-scale neuroimaging analyses
10:50 - 11:15 AM Joost Wagenar, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania
Fostering collaborative science through technology and meaningful data sharing
11:15 - 11:35 AM Xia Ning, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science & Engineering, OSU
Detection of Cognitive Impairment From Cognitive Instrument Metadata and Electronic Medical Records Using Machine Learning
12:00 - 1:00 PM Closing and Lunch

Friday AM video recordings: Keynote, Session 6

AM video recording (mp4, 266 MB)
Recording timing info (txt)

Afternoon Workshop

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Stephanie Noble, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department, Bioengineering Department, Northeastern University
Toolboxes for Reproducible Neuroscience

Friday PM video recordings: Workshop

PM workshop video recording (mp4, 130 MB)

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. Application for these awards can be made during registration. Please register by mid July in order for review of the applications to occur. 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.

Here are the hotels near campus that have a shuttle to campus:

  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 1421 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212 Map
  • Hyatt House, 633 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201 Map
  • Other hotels are available; Google Map .


    Registration is required to attend the workshop. Registration is now open!!
    The registration form is here: Registration Form
    You can submit your abstract and request for travel support if needed at the same time as registration. Abstracts must be submitted by mid-July to be considered for a travel award. Registration will close when capacity is reached. We hope to see you there!