February 26, 2021 – Dan Yamins

Four Not-So-Easy Pieces:¬† Improving Neural Network Models of the Visual System Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) optimized for invariant¬†category recognition have turned out to be OK, if imperfect, models of neural responses in the ventral visual pathway of humans and non-human primates.¬† However, these very imperfections are the touchstones for a series of deep unsolved questions […]

February 19, 2021 – Russ Poldrack

Toward a culture of computational reproducibility: Values, principles, and practices Ensuring that the results of data analysis are both valid and reproducible is a fundamental responsibility of every computational scientist, but both are increasingly difficult in the context of complex analysis workflows and big data.  Building off of ideas from software engineering, I will argue that we need to […]