2011 Graeme Clark Oration: “The Computational Brain” by Professor Terrence J. Sejnowski

The ICT for Life Sciences Forum is pleased to announce the details of the Graeme Clark Oration for 2011:

Renowned brain scientist, Professor Terrence J. Sejnowski, will deliver the Oration, The Computational Brain, on Wednesday, 9 March, 2011.

Professor Sejnowski is a pioneer in the field of computational neuroscience and his goal is to understand the principles that link brain mechanisms to behaviour.

His Oration will explore the workings of the brain, whether we are any closer to building artificial brains, how our understanding of the brain is transforming ideas about learning and education and the role of social robots and brain behaviour in disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.

Professor Sejnowski holds the Francis Crick Chair at the Salk institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, and is also a Professor of Biology at the University of California San Diego, where he is co-director of the Institute for Neural Computation.  Professor Sejnowski is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.  He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2010.

Further details about the 2011 Graeme Clark Oration can be found by visiting the new Graeme Clark Oration website http://www.graemeclarkoration.org.au/

The Graeme Clark Oration is a public event honouring the pioneering work of Professor Graeme Clark, whose research and leadership in bringing together a multi-disciplinary team in the 1970’s led to the development of the world’s first multi-channel cochlear implant, or bionic ear.  Today, over 200,000 people around the world have received a bionic ear and the gift of hearing.

The Oration is delivered by an internationally renowned individual whose research involves the integration of the Physical and Life Sciences is having an impact on human health and wellbeing.

The Graeme Clark Oration 2011 is a free public event, but you must register to secure your place.

Download the presentation poster here.