Young Scientist Symposium 2013- Understanding Shape: in silico and in vivo

Apr 26 2013 - 09:00
Apr 26 2013 - 19:00

IST Austria
Am Campus 1

Short description of the event: 

The postdocs and PhD students from IST Austria proudly announce the Young Scientist Symposium 2013, an interdisciplinary one-day symposium entirely organized by young scientists. This year's title of the YSS is "Understanding Shape: In silico and in vivo". Attendance to the event is free of charge.

The concept of shape touches many areas of research and has been approached by a variety of different methodologies in developmental and evolutionary biology, mathematics, computer vision, and neuroscience, which makes it an ideal topic for dynamic and interdisciplinary exchange. We aim at a broad audience from many fields of research that is interested in developing a general understanding of formation, perception, and description of shape across disciplines.

The symposium will encompass six general talks and a panel discussion on diverse topics covering description, formation, and perception of shape.

Confirmed speakers are:

Robert Černý (Charles University in Prague)

Ed Connor (John Hopkins University)

Vittorio Ferrari (University of Edinburgh) 

Massimo Ferri (Bologna University)
Chaim Goodman-Strauss (University of Arkansas)
Isaac Salazar-Ciudad (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

The event is organised entirely by young scientists, and open to academics at all stages of their career. In particular we encourage other young scientists to attend this event and take part in the discussion. Attendance to the meeting as well as a shuttle bus from and to Vienna will be free of charge for participants. For registration and more information about the event, please visit our website.