• Invited talk on cloud computing for brain simulations at Google Next'18

    Dr. Salvador Dura-Bernal was invited to give a talk at the Google's cloud computing conference (Next'18) in San Francisco on July 26 2018. The session was called "Computing with Power Not Previously Possible with BigQuery & Compute Engine". Google invited Dr.Dura-Bernal to talk about their recent collaboration using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to run large-scale simulations of the primary motor cortex circuits. Dr.

  • Awarded NSF XSEDE HPC Research Allocations

    The Neurosim lab has been awarded an NSF XSEDE HPC Research Allocation. The awarded resources include 2.9M hours on XSEDE supercomputers (Comet and Stampede2) and 2TB storage, with an estimated value of $143,694.84. The project is titled "Cortical dynamics in a multiscale model of primary motor cortex", and has William Lytton WW as PI, Salvador Dura-Bernal as co-PI, and Donald Doherty as Allocation Manager. Further details can be found below:

  • Multiscale Modeling Tutorial at CNS 2018

    The CNS18 meeting organizers have accepted our Tutorial proposal titled: Multiscale modeling from molecular level to large network level (using NEURON, RxD and NetPyNE) and organized by Drs. Salvador Dura-Bernal (SUNY Downstate, USA), Robert McDougal (Yale University) and William Lytton (SUNY Downstate). It will take place on July 13 in Seattle, USA. 

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    Our research on neuroprosthetics receives HPC Wire Reader's Choice Award for Best use of AI

    Neurosim lab reserachers at SUNY Downstate and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego received the HPCwire awards for 2017, recognizing the use of its Comet supercomputer in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) research.

  • Biomimetic neuroprosthetics publication featured in UCSD and SDSC news

    By applying a novel computer algorithm to mimic how the brain learns, a team of researchers – with the aid of the Comet supercomputer based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego and the Center’s Neuroscience Gateway – has identified and replicated neural circuitry that resembles the way an unimpaired brain controls limb movement.

  • Professor Bill Lytton featured in Scientia


    Neurologist and computational neuroscientist Professor Bill Lytton and his colleagues at the Neurosimulation Laboratory of the State University of New York in Brooklyn are using computer simulation to investigate brain function and disease. Their research has far-ranging implications in addressing human illness.

    See full article here.

  • Salvador Dura-Bernal featured in Spanish local newspaper

    Salvador Dura-Bernal, a Neurosim lab researcher, was featured in local newspaper ("La Provincia") of his hometown Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. The article, written in Spanish, describes what is computational neuroscience and some of the research Salvador is working on. Click here to see the full newspaper article.