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Research Event Organising/Chairing

  1. Co-chair, Podium Session 9: Neural Signal Processing, 10th International IEEE EMBS Conf On Neural Engineering (NER 2021). [link]

  2. Co-organiser and Chair, Workshop on “Building models; understanding brain” at the University of Lincoln, as a part of the Royal Academy of Engineering funded Distinguished Visiting Fellow (DVF) award. September 2015. [link]

  3. Co-organiser and Chair, Workshop on “Computational neurology and psychiatry: do we need it?” at the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Killarney, Ireland, July 2015. [link]

  4. Organiser, departmental research seminars, School of Engineering, University of Lincoln, UK, 2014 - 15. [link]

  5. Co-organiser and co-chair, Workshop on “Validating neuro-computational models of neurological and psychiatric disorders” at the 22nd Annual meeting of the Organisation of Computational Neuroscience (CNS 2013), Paris, July 2013. [link]

  6. Co-host and co-chair, Special Session on “Computational Neuroscience”, IEEE International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing -Theories and Applications (BIC-TA), Liverpool, September 2010.

Invited Talks

  1. “Women in STEM: the social challenges", IEEE Computer Society NMIT Bangalore chapter, Department of Information Science and Engineering, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.
  2. “Brain/Neuro-inspired Computational Intelligence”, IEEE Computational Intelligence Chapter, ETCE Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 12th April 2018.
  3. “Brain-/Neuro-inspired Computation”, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Computer Science and Engineering Department, 4th April 2018.
  4. “Design and test brain models: Lego-like brain bricks”, Annual Lecture of the Budapest Semester in Cognitive Neuroscience, Budapest, Hungary, 13th September 2017. (
  5. “Investigating the role of Interneurons in the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus using neuro-computational models”, Wigner Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 14th September 2017; Host: Prof. Peter Erdi.
  6. “Lateral Geniculate Nucleus: simulating population dynamics using neuro-computational models”, International Conference on Neural Field Theory (ICNFT), Reading, UK, 5th July 2017.
  7. “State transitions in the thalamus and the role of feed-forward inhibition by interneurons: a model based study”, XIII Annual Meeting of the Society of Autonomous Neuro-dynamics (SAND), Toronto, Canada, 2nd August 2016.
  8. “Collaborative processes in research”, Women in Research seminar series, University of Lincoln, 13th July 2016 (Repeat invitation); 30th September 2015.
  9. “Neuro-inspired architectures and paradigms: building machines; building brains”, IJCNN workshop on “Computational neurology and psychiatry, do we need it?” 16th July 2015.
  10. “Computational models in neuroscience: perspectives and contributions of engineers”, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, 4th June 2015.
  11. “Computational models in neuroscience: why would engineers be interested?”, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, 12th May 2015.
  12. “Building computational tools to understand brain diseases”, International Conference on Neural Field Theory (ICNFT), University of Reading, 18th June 2014.
  13. “Implementing cellular mechanisms in neural mass models: towards an enhanced understanding of brain disorders”, Engineering and Medical Informatics conference (EMIC), Liverpool, May 2013.
  14. “Neural mass computational models to mimic electroencephalogram in neurological disorders: towards machine intelligence”, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata, India, August 2012. Host: Prof.Sanghamitra Bandopadhyay.
  15. “Neural mass computational models to mimic electroencephalogram in neurological disorders”,Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, July 2012. Host: Prof. Amit Konar, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Kolkata Chapter.

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