MoNeuCog is an elite master's level program in the modeling of neuronal and cognitive systems, which is designed to educate the interdisciplinary researchers of tomorrow.
Through its innovative approaches to mentoring, MoNeuCog aims to foster natural curiosity and autonomy in students. The goal is to develop active researchers at the interface of applied mathematics and cognitive sciences.
Graduates will have acquired the basic knowledge of mathematics, statistics, computer science, biology and cognitive science needed to model neurocognitive systems.
Moreover, students will have been able to specialize in a domain of interest thanks to the projects conducted in UCA laboratories. All these laboratories are members of the C@UCA core program "Cognitive systems, normality and pathology of the human brain, computational neuroscience". The areas of specialization include medicine, mathematics, linguistics, physics, experimental economics, psychology, computer science, neurophysiology and chemistry of olfaction. Throughout the program, students will be confronted several times with interactions in all these fields, especially in group work. This will give each student the unique opportunity to progressively make individual choices, acquire autonomous thinking and work in an interdisciplinary setting. International mobility and Research & Development work in private companies will also be encouraged through internships.
The first year is dedicated to the basics. It starts with 5 intensive weeks of boot camp (update training in mathematics, programming, and experimental set-ups). The student will develop an efficient and independent working method and become acquainted with the environment of OpenNeuroLab, which is designed to promote group work. The student will continue learning the basics through coursework and projects in one of two tracks: "Computational and Mathematical Neuroscience" and "Cognitive Sciences and Experimentation". Three mini-projects, conceived and supervised in collaboration with UCA laboratories, will be carried out in groups in the OpenNeuroLab. An additional requirement, also based on group work, is a self-designed project to be developed by students in the OpenNeuroLab, where students will be responsible for a small budget. The second year is mainly centered around two internships, with at least one being either abroad or in a private company.
Both of the Mod4NeuCog tracks/directions will provide a thorough introduction to a variety of computational and experimental methods, as well as give an overview of the state of the art research in neuroscience, cognitive science, and machine learning. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to enter a high-quality Ph.D. program or to work in private industry R&D industrial positions in a wide range of areas including neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science and applied mathematics.
Mod4NeuCog’s strong links with research laboratories will directly lead to Ph.D. opportunities for motivated students.
Mod4NeuCog will provide you with an excellent opportunity to showcase your motivation and talent and to develop a network including some of the best researchers locally or abroad, allowing you to start an academic career at UCA and the related laboratories.
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Last updated April 30, 2018