The purpose of these tables is to maintain a schedule of scientific talks and discussions relevant to your program.


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Week 1
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Tuesday, 30 May
1:00 PM
MSR
All participants
Introduction to the KITP


1:30 PM
MSR
Tobias Reichenbach
Introduction to the program


1:45 PM
MSR
Jim Hudspeth
Mechanical amplification by ion channels and myosin molecules in hair cells of the inner ear
Tutorial
Wednesday, 31 May
10:00 AM
SSR
Pascal Martin
The hair bundle as sensor and amplifier in the hair cell
Tutorial

1:30 PM
MSR
Dick Lyon
Extracting information from sound by modeling the human auditory system with auditory images
Tutorial
Thursday, 01 June
10:00 AM
AUD
Daniel Robert
The ears in insects as small sensors for detection sound direction, frequency and magnitude
Tutorial

1:30 PM
MSR
Jim Hudspeth
Experimental evidence for a Hopf bifurcation underlying the hair cell's active process
Seminar

2:15 PM
MSR
Andrei Kozlov
Gating without swinging: lipid bilayer mediates ion-channel cooperativity in a model of hair-cell sound transduction and amplification
Seminar
Friday, 02 June
10:00 AM
SSR
Hynek Hermansky
Human hearing and speech technology
Tutorial

1:30 PM
SSR
Dick Lyon
Combining acoustic and auditory concepts for efficient multi-microphone signal processing
Seminar

2:15 PM
SSR
Daniel Robert
Hearing ahead: challenges and opportunities in microscale insect hearing
Seminar

Week 2
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links,...
Monday, 05 June
12:15 pm
AUD
Jonathan Simon
Why would a theoretical physicist study the auditory brain?
Blackboard Talk

2:00 pm
SSR
All participants
Introduction of and for new participants


2:30 pm
SSR
Tobias Reichenbach
Active mechanics and fluid dynamics of the inner ear
Tutorial

4:00 pm
SSR
Ankil Patel
Theory of convolutional neural nets
Small-group discussion
Tuesday, 06 June
10:00 am
SSR
Dolores Bozovic
The role of chaos and noise in hair cell sensitivity
Tutorial

1:30 pm
SSR
Frank Jülicher
Critical amplification in the cochlea
Seminar

2:15 pm
SSR
Pascal Martin
On the physical limit of hair-bundle mechanosensitivity
Seminar
Wednesday, 07 June
10:00 am
SSR
Malcolm Slaney
Auditory attention: from saliency to models to applications
Tutorial

1:30 pm
MSR
Jonathan Simon
How the brain solves the cocktail party problem: evidence from human auditory neuroscience
Tutorial
Thursday, 08 June
10:00 am
SSR
Heather Read
Cortical pathway organization for encoding frequency, timing and location of sound
Tutorial

1:30 pm
MSR
Hynek Hermansky
Life-long learning in machine recognition of speech
Seminar

2:15 pm
MSR
Malcolm Slaney
Objective measures of listening effort: a better metric for hearing
Seminar

4:00 pm
TR (Tower Room)
Pascal Martin
Hopf bifurcation and cochlear traveling wave
Small-group discussion
Friday, 09 June
10:00 am
SSR
Andrea Hasenstaub
Biophysics of cortical computation
Tutorial

1:30 pm
SSR
Heather Read
Cortical physiology for discriminating ears
Seminar

2:15 pm
SSR
Jonathan Simon
Neural representations of speech in human auditory cortex
Seminar

Week 3
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Monday, 12 June
2:00 pm
SSR
All participants
Introduction of and for new participants


2:15 pm
SSR
Cynthia Moss
Active listening
Tutorial
Tuesday, 13 June
10:00 am
SSR
Maria Geffen
Cortical circuits supporting dynamic auditory perception
Tutorial

1:30 pm
SSR
Shihab Shamma
Representations of speech and music in the auditory and prefontal cortex
Tutorial

4:00 pm
SSR
Melanie Tobin
Tuning of mammalian hair bundles
Small-group discussion
Wednesday, 14 June
10:00 am
SSR
Andrei Kozlov
Central auditory neurons are flexible logical gates in a multidimensional feature space
Tutorial

1:30 pm
MSR
Tobias Reichenbach
Response of the auditory brainstem to running speech and selective attention
Seminar

2:15 pm
MSR
Shihab Shamma
Role of rapid plasticity in the robust perception of sound in complex realistic scenes
Seminar
Thursday, 15 June
10:00 am
SSR
Alain de Cheveigné
Scalable statistics as a model of sensory memory
Tutorial

1:30 pm
MSR
Josh McDermott
Computational neuroimaging of human auditory cortex
Tutorial

4:00 pm
TR
Hynek Hermansky
Working Group on @Home speech recognition
(Towards biologically plausible recognition of speech)
Small-group discussion
Friday, 16 June
10:00 am
SSR
David Nelson
Non-hermitian localization in neural networks
Tutorial

1:30 pm
SSR
Alain de Cheveigné
Mining the auditory brain
Seminar

2:15 pm
SSR
Josh McDermott
Auditory texture representation
Seminar

4:00 pm
TR
Kath Wood
Recording and analysis of neuronal population activity
Small-group discussion


Week 4
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Monday, 19 June
2:00 pm
SSR
All participants
Introduction of and for new participants


2:15 pm
SSR
Sarah Woolley
Transformations in the neural coding of vocal communication sounds in the ascending auditory system
Tutorial
Tusday, 20 June
10:00 am
SSR
Ruedi Stoop
A critical network is what you hear
Tutorial

1:30 pm
SSR
Torsten Dau
Mechanisms and models of auditory signal processing in listeners with normal and impaired hearing
Tutorial

4:00 pm
TR (Tower Room)
Daniel Wong
Auditory decoding from brain responses
Small-group discussion
Wednesday, 21 June
10:00 am
SSR
Philip Garner
Vocoding for speech coding and synthesis
Tutorial

1:30 am
MSR
Nicholas Lesica
Why do hearing aids fail to restore normal auditory perception?
Tutorial

4:00 pm
KITP residence
Hynek Hermansky
Towards biologically plausible recognition of speech
Small-group discussion
Thursday, 22 June
10:00 am
SSR
Philip Garner
Physiologically plausible prosody modellings
Seminar

10:45 pm
SSR
Nicholas Lesica
The neural code for speech
Seminar

1:30 pm
Founders' room
Heather Bortfeld
fNIRS to study infant hearing
Informal seminar

4:00 pm
TR
Malcolm Slaney
Cortical neurons -- how do we get past stamp collecting?
Small-group discussion
Friday, 23 June
10:00 am
AUD
Sarah Woolley
Relating neural responses to behavior in hearing research
Seminar

11:30 am
AUD
Bineet Gupta
Information security: a case of clutter
Small-group discussion

4:00 pm
TR
CANCELLED




Week 5
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Monday, 26 June
2:00 pm
SSR
All participants
Introduction of and for new participants
Intro

2:15 pm
SSR
Ralf Schlueter
Automatic speech recognition: State-of-the-art in transition
Tutorial
Tuesday, 27 June
10:00 am
SSR
Maria Geffen
What is the basis of neural specialization of speech?
Seminar

1:30 pm
SSR
Dorothea Kolossa
Perception in the real world: Dealing with observation uncertainties in machine hearing
Tutorial
Wednesday, 28 June
10:00 am
SSR
Ralf Schlueter
Broadening the perspective of automatic speech recognition using neural networks
Tutorial

1:30 am
MSR
Dorothea Kolossa
Audiovisual speech recognition and enhancement
Seminar
Thursday, 29 June
10:00 am
SSR
Ralf Schlueter
Problem of search and segmentation in speech
Small-group discussion

1:30 pm
MSR
Catherine Carr
Evolution of hearing
Tutorial
Friday, 30 June
10:00 am
SSR
Ruedi Stoop
What can Sex, flies and videotapes and Noam Chomsky tell us about the brain?
Seminar

1:30 pm
SSR
Christopher Bergevin
Interdisciplinary viewpoints of resonance and its role in cochlear mechanics
Tutorial




Week 6
Time
Place*
Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Monday, 3 July
2:00 pm
SSR
All participants
Introduction of and for new participants
Intro

2:15 pm
SSR
Stephen David
Integrating behavioral state into auditory encoding models
Tutorial
Tuesday, 4 July



4th of July

Wednesday, 5 July
10:00 am
SSR
Rita Singh
Human judgements from voice and artificial intelligence
Tutorial

1:30 pm
AUD
Fanny Meunier
Psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics of spoken word identification
Tutorial
Thursday, 6 July
10:00 am
SSR
Catherine Carr
Constructing maps of interaural time difference
Seminar

10:45 am
SSR

CANCELLED


1:30 pm
MSR
Thomas Virtanen
Compositional models for sound-source separation and processing
Tutorial

3:30 pm
SSR
Dorothea Kolossa,
Chris Angeloni
Bayesianity in neural coding: Predictive of detection and discrimination in noise?
Small-group discussion
Friday, 7 July
10:00 am
SSR
Fanny Meunier
Impact of noise on speech comprehension and identification of the acoustic cues that are encoded and used for speech processing
Seminar

10:45 am
SSR
Theo Geisel
The nature of temporal fluctuations in musical rhythms
Seminar

1:30 pm
SSR
Christopher Bergevin
Overtone focusing in Tuvan throat singing
Seminar

3:30 pm
SSR
Stephen David, Ralf Schlueter
State-dependent auditory filters in biological systems and their applicability to speech recognition
Small-group discussion


Week 7
Time
**Place***

Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Monday, 10 July
2:00 pm
SSR
All participants
Introduction of and for new participants
Intro

2:15 pm
SSR
Theo Geisel
Collective neuronal dynamics: Synchronization, coherence, avalanches, chaos, …
Tutorial
Tuesday, 11 July
10:00 am
SSR
Tuomas Virtanen
Sound event detection and classification in everyday environments
Seminar

1:30
pm
SSR
Richard Mooney
The neurobiology of birdsong
Tutorial
Wednesday, 12 July
10:00 am
SSR
Marcelo Magnasco
10:00-10:45 A minimalist model of cochlear dynamics
10:45-11:30 In search of dolphin language
Tutorial

1:30 pm
AUD
Stephen David
Neural population state and auditory encoding
Seminar

2:15 pm
AUD
Torsten Dau
The effect of dynamic range compression on spatial perception in reverberant environments
Seminar
Thursday, 13 July
10:00 am
SSR
Jörn Anemüller
Empirical estimates of spectro-temporal receptive fields are influenced by higher-order stimulus statistics
Tutorial

1:30 pm
MSR
Chris Rozell
Dimensionality reduction as a model of efficient coding in sensory systems
Tutorial

4:00 PM
SSR
Andrea Hasenstaub & Christoph Kirst
Gamma oscillations: Models and Measurements
Small-group discussion
Friday, 14 July
10:00 am
SSR
Jörn Anemüller
Technical approaches to sound source localization – from low-level sensor signals to mid-level representations, and back
Seminar

10:45 am
SSR
Cynthia Moss
Three-dimensional space representation by echolocation in bats
Seminar

1:30 pm
SSR
Jim Simmons
Time- and frequency- domain convergence onto a unified perceptual dimension in hearing
Tutorial

3:30 PM

Chris Rozell & Stephen David
Adaptive divisive normalization in the auditory system
Small-group discussion




Week 8

Time
**Place***

Speaker
Title
Comments, Links, ...
Monday, 17 July
2:00 pm
SSR
All participants
Introduction of and for new participants
Intro

2:15 pm
SSR
Santiago Jaramillo
Neural pathways for flexible interpretation of sounds
Tutorial
Tuesday, 18 July
10:00 am
SSR
Richard Mooney
From song to synapse: vocal communication in sparrows, finches and mice
Seminar

1:30
pm
TR (Tower Room)
Chris Bergevin
Signal analysis for Tuvan throat songs
Small-group discussion
Wednesday, 19 July
10:00 am
SSR
Chris Rozell
Building the algorithmic foundations for interfacing, understanding and exploiting neural systems
Seminar

1:30 pm
SSR
Bruno Olshausen
Theory of efficient coding and inferential computation and their relevance to auditory neural representations
Tutorial
Thursday, 20 July
10:00 am
SSR
Jim Simmons
How biosonar works: a case study in auditory research
Seminar

1:30 pm
SSR
Santiago Jaramillo
The quest for the ideal dataset: do we have the right tools?
Small-group discussion
Friday, 21 July
10:00 am
SSR
Ralf Schlüter & Christoph Kirst
Artifical spiking neural networks for speech processing
Small-group discussion


*Aud=Auditorium, SSR=Small Seminar Room, MSR=Main Seminar Room, FR=Founders' Room, TR=Tower Room
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