2nd Winter School on Cognitive Modeling

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

16.03.2020 - 21.03.2020

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.

To provide a forum for trained students and researchers to work with leaders and pioneers in the cognitive modeling domain.

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 Wugt

Univerity of Groningen, Netherlands

Niels Taatgen

University of Groningen, Netherlands

Varun Dutt

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Cleotilde Gonzalez

Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Partha Pratim Roy

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Arnav Bhavsar

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Neha Sharma

Indian Institute of Information Technology Una, India

Abhinav Choudhary

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Program Schedule

Monday, 16th March

09:00 - 09:30 Inaugural program

09:30 - 11:00 ACT-R #1 and #2 (Dr. Varun Dutt)

11:00 - 11:15 High Tea

11:15 - 12:45 Accumulator Models #1 (Dr. Marieke van Wugt)

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 15:15 Origins of EEG (Dr. Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury)

15:15 - 15:30 High Tea

15:30 - 17:00 Nengo #1 (Dr. Niels Taatgen)

17:00 - 18:00 Poster presentations by students selected for advanced level

Tuesday, 17th March

09:30 - 11:00 ACT-R #3 and #4 (Dr. Varun Dutt)

11:00 - 11:15 High Tea

11:15 - 12:45 Accumulator Models #2 (Dr. Marieke van Wugt)

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 15:15 EEG Decoding #1(Dr. Partha Pratim Roy)

15:15 - 15:30 High Tea

15:30 - 17:00 Nengo #2 (Dr. Niels Taatgen)

17:00 - 18:00 Research talk Neuromorphic computing with Nengo (Niels Taatgen)

Wednesday, 18th March

09:30 - 11:00 ACT-R #5 (Dr. Varun Dutt) & IBL #1 (Dr. Neha Sharma)

11:00 - 11:15 High Tea

11:15 - 12:45 Accumulator Models #3 (Dr. Marieke van Wugt)

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 15:15 EEG Decoding #2(Dr. Partha Pratim Roy)

15:15 - 15:30 High Tea

15:30 - 17:00 Nengo #3 (Dr. Niels Taatgen)

17:00 - 18:00 Research talk – Dr Shubhajit Roy Chowdhury
Guest Research Talk - Prof. Cleotilde Gonzalez, DDMLAB, CMU

Thursday, 19th March

09:30 - 11:00 IBL #2 and #3 (Dr. Neha Sharma)

11:00 - 11:15 High Tea

11:15 - 12:45 Accumulator Models #4 (Dr. Marieke van Wugt)

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 15:15 EEG Decoding #3(Dr. Arnav Bhavsar)

15:15 - 15:30 High Tea

15:30 - 17:00 PRIMS #1 (Dr. Niels Taatgen)

17:00 - 18:00 Research Talk on Social Network analysis by Abhinav Choudhury

Friday, 20th March

09:30 - 11:00 IBL #4 (Dr. Neha Sharma)

11:00 - 11:15 High Tea

11:15 - 12:45 Accumulator Models #5 (Dr. Marieke van Wugt)

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 15:15 EEG Decoding #4(Dr. Arnav Bhavsar)

15:15 - 15:30 High Tea

15:30 - 17:00 PRIMS #2 (Dr. Niels Taatgen)

17:00 - 18:00 Valedictory Program and Distribution of certificates

Saturday, 21st March

Excursion to Prashar

Important Dates

20.12.2019

Application for Winter School Begins

25.01.2020

Last Date for Submitting Applications

30.01.2020

Announcement of Selected Applicants

29.02.2020

Last Date for Registration

Returning Students

Participants who have attended last year’s winter school can join as advanced students and spend their time working on completing the assignments and developing their own projects..

To make use of this option, you are requested to submit a brief outline of your desired project, and—if selected--present it on the first day of the winter school.

You will then have the opportunity to get personalized feedback from the relevant faculty member during the winter school.

In addition, returning students are also allowed to attend the regular sessions and the research talks by the speakers, but they are strongly recommended to maintain a balance between completing their hands on project and attending the sessions.

All the speakers will be allotted specific consultation hours in the computer lab, where the returning students can ask queries/doubts related to their projects. The project will be evaluated at the end of the Winter School.

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Regular
Professional/Returning students

Registration

Undergraduate Students

4500

Graduate Students

5000

Postdoctoral Fellows

6000

Researchers/Scientists

7000

Faculty

7000

Professional/Returning Students

6000

For international students, application is through the same Google form, and if selected, then can directly pay in the registration desk at the campus (in INR).

Organisers

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

Cognitive Modeling Group, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Contact Us!

Phone

Akash Rao

+91 780 757 3768

Email

winterschool2019@gmail.com

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Address

Indian Institute of Technology Mandi

Kamand Campus, VPO Kamand District Mandi

Himachal Pradesh

India 175005