Thursday, August 10

Pulse-Coupled Oscillators: Theory and Applications

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Koali (Salon 5)

Interest in the dynamics of pulse-coupled biological oscillator has increased considerably because of the recent discoveries in neurobiology. Some goals for research include generalizing existing models, identifying the effect of topology and pulse-shape function on synchronization, studying the bifurcations of the firing map, and applying theory to different areas of engineering. The speakers in this minisymposium will address these issues with a special focus on synchronization and application to pattern recognition.

Organizers: Ben Rhouma Mohamed
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Rennie Mirollo
Boston College, USA
10:00-10:25 Synchronization Of Pulse-Coupled Oscillator Networks I: Small Networks
Rennie Mirollo, Organizer; and Ned I. Rosen, Boston College, USA
10:30-10:55 Clustering of Biological Oscillators with Application to Pattern Recognition
Ben Rhouma Mohamed, Organizer
11:00-11:25 Phase-locking Instabilities in Networks of Strongly Coupled Neural Oscillators
Paul C. Bressloff, Loughborough University, United Kingdom; and University of Chicago, USA
11:30-11:55 Universally Synchronizing Pulse Response Functions
Rennie Mirollo, Organizer; and Ned I. Rosen, Boston College, USA

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