Neuromatch Academy 2020


In 2020, NMA was a community driven effort to replace summer schools that were shut down by COVID-19, allowing more than 1700 students from around the world (64 countries) the opportunity to receive high quality and interactive instruction on Computational Neuroscience in their preferred language (14 different languages). The program was successful, with 95% of students stating that they would recommend to others. Furthermore, NMA was meant to be accessible to all, as such there was a modest fee that could be waived with no questions asked.

2020 Board of Directors

Megan Peters - Chairperson

Paul Schrater

Sean Escola

Gunnar Blohm

Brad Wyble

Konrad Kording

2020 Executive committee

  • Megan Peters (University of California, Irvine) - Chair

  • Eric DeWitt (Champalimaud Research) - Co-Chair

  • Brad Wyble (Pennsylvania State University) - Co-Chair and Chair of Diversity

  • Emma Vaughan (IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo) - Administrative Chair

  • Konrad Kording (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Gunnar Blohm (Queen’s University) - Chair of Curriculum

  • Sean Escola (Columbia University) - Chair of Fundraising & Development

  • Patrick Mineault - Chair of Technical

  • Helena Ledmyr (INCF) - Chair of Communication & Outreach (formerly Grace Lindsay)

  • John Murray (Yale University) - Chair of Faculty Recruitment

  • Carsen Stringer (HHMI Janelia Research Campus) - Chair of TA Recruitment

  • Panagiota Theodoni (NYU) - Chair of Regional/Timezone/Language (formerly Alex Hyafil)

  • Aina Puce (University of Indiana, Bloomington) - Chair of Student Recruitment

  • Athena Akrami (Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL) - Chair of Mentor Recruitment

  • Xaq Pitkow (Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University) - Chair of Student Projects (formerly Paul Schrater)

  • Madineh Sarvestani (Max Planck Florida Institute) - Chair of Continuity

  • Tara van Viegen (Princeton) - Chair of Video Production and Volunteer Coordination

  • Kate Bonnen (New York University) - Chair of TA Training

A partial list of volunteers that keep NMA running...

Aastha Sharma, Abdelrahman Elshahat, Abolfazl Ziaeemehr, Adam Calhoun, Adam Tyson, Aina Puce, Aishwarya Balwani, Albaheay, Alex Cayco-Gajic, Alex Hyafil, Ali Haydaroglu, Ali Rigby, Alice Schwarze, Alish Dipani, Alison Sin, Amber Howell, Ameet Rahane, Amita Kapoor, Andreas Kist, Andrew Doyle, Annabelle Harvey, Anqi Wu, Anushka Oak, Arash Ash, Ari Benjamin, Arvind Kumar, Ashish Sahoo, Ashley Juavinett, Athena Akrami, Aude Oliva, Ayoade Adeyemi, Beth Straley, Bing Brunton, Biraj Pandey, Brad Wyble, Bradldy Alicea, Brandon Caie, Byron Galbraith, Caroline Haimerl, Carsen Stringer, Christos Papadopoulos, Claire Ward, Constantin Rothkopf, Cristina Savin, Dalin Guo, Daniel Jacobson, Daniel Witvliet, David Rolnick, Davide Valeriani, Demba Ba, Doina Precup, Doris Chow, Dragan Okanovic, Elenor Morgenroth, Ella Batty, Elnaz Alikarami, Emma Vaughan, Eric DeWitt, Eugenia Kozyreva, Fred d'Oleire Uquillas, Gili Karni, Grace Lindsay, Gunnar Blohm, Haoxue Fan, Helena Ledmyr, Hyosub Kim, Itzel Olivos, Jai Kiran, Jakob Macke, Jan Drugowitsch, Jeffrey Erlich, Jeremy Forest, Jeroaranda, Jesse Livezey, Jesse Parent, Jiaying Xu, Joao Barbosa, Johanna Bayer, John Butler, John Murray, Jordan Harrod, Jorge Menendez, Josue Ortega Caro, Julien Denis, Julijana Gjorgjieva, Jun Lee, Karen Schroeder, Karolina Stosio, Kate Bonnen, Kate Jeffery, Katie Ferguson, Kelly Mahaffy, Ken Miller, Konrad Kording, Krishna Shenoy, Kshitij Dwivedi, Lei Zhang, Liberty Hamilton, Lina Teichmann, Lokesh Boominathan, Lorenzo Fontolan, Lukas Muttenthaler, Madhuvhanti Muliya, Madineh Sarvestani, Manolo Martínez, Marcelo Mattar, Marco Brigham, Maria Reva, Marieke Mur, Mario Galdamez, Marius 't Hart, Martin Irani, Martino Sorbaro, Maryam Shanechi, Maryam Vaziri-Pashkam, Matt Krause, Matt Laporte, Maurice Smith, Meenakshi Khosla, Megan Peters, Melvin Selim Atay, Memming Park, Mengsen Zhang, Michael Scheid, Michael Waskom, Michelle Johnson, Mike X Cohen, Mohsen Omrani, Natalie Steinemann, Nicolas Brunel, Nima Moradi, Noa Malem-Shinitski, Norma Kuehn, Nosratullah Mohammadi, Pankaj Gupta, Pascal Wallisch, Patrick Mineault, Paul Schrater, Paulina Paiz, Pierre-Étienne H. Fiquet, Prakriti Nayak, Pratik Purohit, Qianly Yang, Qinglong Gu, Rachel Smith, Reza Shadmehr, Richard Gao, Richard Naud, Rimi Jhimtomar, Rishabh, Rob Kass, Roberto Toro, Rodrigo Avaria, Roozbeh Farhoudi, Saeed Salehi, Sahil Moza, Sandy Tanwisuth, Sean Escola, Sergey Shuvaev, Shreya Saxena, Shruti Marathe, Siddhant Sharma, Sikun Lin, Sofia Triantafillou, Songting Li, Spiros Chavlis, Sujaya Neupane, Tara van Viegen, Tiago Quendera, Tian Season Qiu, Tim Behrens, Titipat Achakulvisut, Tony Liu, Tugce Gurbuz, Tulakan Ruangrong, Tumi Ngoc Tran, Ulrik Beierholm, unnati97, Upinder Bhalla, Vincent Valton, Warren Greiff, Wei Kunlin, Xaq Pitkow, Yalda Mohsenzadeh, Yicheng Fei, Yiota Poirazi, Yota Theodoni, Yueqi Guo, Yuki Fujishima, Yuvaraj Sekhar, Zahra Rezazadeh, Zhengwei Wu, Zhe Li ...