Network Neuroscience


At its core, network science helps to uncover the relationships between elements in a complex system. The application of this approach has been instrumental in the investigation of various systems as disparate as social networks, biological systems, communication arrays, and transportation networks. Likewise, the field of neuroscience benefits from using a network science approach to understand the brain. The brain represents a complex system that is inherently multiscale and multivariate, and comprises a hierarchy defined by interconnectedness linking brain structure, function and cognition. The use of various methods, from multimodal imaging techniques to model simulations, has lent to discoveries that uncover brain processes at the macroscale, mesoscale and microscale. More importantly, topics including network topology, network dynamics, control theory, and computational modelling, strongly complement traditional neuroscientific studies. With the study of the brain at various scales, Network Neuroscience has emerged as a field encompassing multiple disciplines.



Network Neuroscience

Register here for NetSci2019 Satellite Conference: Network Neuroscience
The satellite conference is a FREE event, but participants still need to register (see EventBrite link above).
Registration through NetSci is also required, please see the NetSci Registration page for options (single-day registration is available for those who only want to attend the satellite conference).
Click here for poster session schedule.

​Program Schedule

08:30 - 09:00   Registration/Badge Pickup

09:00 - 09:10   Welcome/Introduction

Session 1
09:10 - 09:35   Satoru Hayasaka

Invited Talk: "Explosive percolation and anti-fragmentation in fMRI network construction"


09:35 - 10:00   Selin Aviyente

Invited Talk: "Community detection in multi-frequency functional connectivity networks: A case study on task-based EEG data"

10:00 - 10:15   Coffee Break


Session 2
10:15 - 10:40   Azeez Adebimpe

Invited Talk: "Dynamic constraints on activity and connectivity during the learning of value"


10:40 - 11:05   Arian Ashourvan

Invited Talk: "A dynamical systems framework to uncover the drivers of large-scale cortical activity"


11:05 - 11:20   Benjamin Chiêm

Contributed Talk: "A control-theoretic framework to examine how structural brain networks can flexibly support various functional states"


11:20 - 11:35   Constantine Dovrolis

Contributed Talk: "Multi-sensory integration in the mouse meso-scale connectome using a network diffusion model"


11:35 - 12:00   Mikail Rubinov

Invited Talk: "Integrative modeling in network neuroscience"


12:00 - 12:15   Alice Patania

Contributed Talk: "Topological summaries for the analysis of neuroimaging datasets"

Lunch 12:15 - 13:45

Session 3

13:45 - 14:10   Sarah Muldoon

Invited Talk: "Variable reorganization of brain connectivity in a model of traumatic brain injury"

14:10 - 14:25   Hope Peterson

Contributed Talk: "Relationship between cardiac vagal tone and functional brain connectivity in moderate to heavy alcohol consumers"


14:25 - 14:40   Tony Larkin

Contributed Talk: "Altered network architecture of brain communities in chronic pain"


14:40 - 14:55   Diana Svaldi

Contributed Talk: "Covarying patterns of functional connectivity with amyloid and tau deposition in Alzheimer's disease"


15:00 - 15:15   Coffee Break


Session 4

15:15 - 15:40   Sridevi Sarma

Invited Talk: "Using dynamical network models and theory to localize where seizures start in epilepsy"


15:40 - 16:05   Jason MacLean

Invited Talk: "Network analysis of cortical dynamics implicates untuned neurons in visual stimulus coding"


16:05 - 16:20   Daniel Barabasi

Contributed Talk: "Bicliques in the brain: Genetically driven wiring of the connectome"


16:20 - 16:35   Giulia Bassignana

Contributed Talk: "Target control problem in biological networks of macrophage activation pathways"


​Lightning Talks

16:35 - 16:45   Brain Hackathon


16:45 - 16:50   Makoto Fukushima: "Structural determinants of dynamic fluctuations between segregation and integration on the human connectome"

16:50 - 16:55   Laura Suarez: "Learning function from structure in large-scale networks"

16:55 - 17:00   Mohsen Bahrami: "Analyzing local subnetworks: Context is everything"

17:00 - 17:05   Eitan Asher: "EEG network synchronization increases with Parkinson's disease stage"

17:05 - 17:10   Minkyung Kim: "Oscillations, criticality, and responsiveness in complex brain networks"

17:10 - 17:15   Emma Towlson: "Synthetic essentiality: Muscle controllability following multiple neuronal ablations in the C. elegans nervous system"

17:15 - 17:30   Closing Remarks/Panel Discussion

17:30 - 18:30   Poster Session (Click here for poster session schedule)


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