Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

Jonathan Simon selected for National Academies' NAKFI conference

Associate Professor Jonathan Simon (ECE/Biology), an affiliate of ISR, has been selected to attend the 10th Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) conference, “The Informed Brain in a Digital World” at the Academies’ Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif., Nov. 14–17, 2012. The conference will focus the discipline of neuroscience on the challenges and opportunities presented by the digitally connected world.

Participants are selected through a competitive application process. At the conference they present posters on their latest research and participate in interdisciplinary research teams that develop a possible scientific plan to solve an outstanding challenge. The goals of the research teams are to spur new thinking, have people from different disciplines interact, and forge new scientific contacts across disciplines.

About NAKFI
NAKFI is a 15-year effort of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine to catalyze interdisciplinary inquiry and enhance communication among researchers, funding organizations, universities, and the general public. The objective is to support the climate for conducting interdisciplinary research, and to break down related institutional and systemic barriers. NAKFI works towards these objectives by harnessing the intellectual horsepower of approximately 150 individuals from diverse backgrounds who apply to attend its annual “think-tank” style conference; and by awarding $1 million in seed grants – on a competitive basis – to conference participants to enable further pursuit of bold, new ideas and connections stimulated by the conference.

The NAKFI conference theme changes each year. Professor K. J. Ray Liu (ECE) participated in a NAKFI conference on “Seeing the Future with Imaging Science” in 2010.

Related Articles:
‘Cocktail party effect’ helps us focus in noisy environments
Researchers part of two NSF Neural & Cognitive Systems grants worth more than $1.2 million
Waks, Shapiro receive NSF EAGER grant to test spintronic devices
Yin, Fritz, Shamma publish neuroplasticity study in Journal of Neuroscience
Three ISR faculty receive UMD Brain and Behavior Initiative seed grants
Maryland researchers develop computational approach to understanding brain dynamics
Maryland researchers awarded $1M DARPA Lagrange program cooperative agreement
Improving speech intelligibility testing with new EEG methods
UMD researchers find listening to sound changes how neurons interact within the brain
Five ISR faculty part of $8 million NIH grant to combat hearing loss in older people

June 1, 2012


Prev   Next

 

 

Current Headlines

C.D. Mote, Jr. Delivers Roy V. Wright Lecture

Stephen Trimberger in residence as ISR visiting research engineer

Brin Family Prize Celebrates Student Innovation

Alumnus Ravi Tandon Receives 2018 Keysight Early Career Professor Award 

Alum Mingyan Liu is PI for Multiscale Network Games of Collusion and Competition MURI

Haptic Safety for Unmanned Vehicles

Three ISR faculty receive UMD Brain and Behavior Initiative seed grants

Aneesh Raghavan wins Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship

Book edited by Ghodssi, Lin in top 25 percent of most downloaded Springer eBooks

Why a robot can't yet outjump a flea

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar