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Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience Conference

Juan Romero Cardalda & Miguel Ángel Casal Santiago

22 November 2023 12:00–14:00

Theatre Room, CiMUS

- Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience Conference -


Basic AI for neuroscientists



12:00-13:00 h


Guest speaker: Juan Romero Cardalda. Computer Science at CITIC, University of A Coruña. Head of Research at



In the talk, some basic notions of artificial intelligence (AI) will be addressed. Juan Romero will explore two techniques, inspired by nature and related in some way to neuroscience: artificial neural networks (the basis of deep learning) and evolutionary computing. He will present some examples of AI and talk about its rapid evolution in the last 5 years thanks to the creation of more complex computational models.


Associate Professor of Computer Science at CITIC, University of A Coruña. Founder, main shareholder, and head of research in PhotoIlike. PhD in Computer Science from 2002. Expert in Artificial Intelligence applied to image aesthetics. Chair of more than 10 international events in the area. Editor of reference books and journals. Research contracts with companies such as Microsoft. Best AI and evolutionary computation researcher in Europe (2021)

Understanding the nervous system from a computational perspective



 13:00-14:00 h


Guest speaker: Miguel Ángel Casal Santiago. Laboratory of Neural Computation, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy. Department of Computer Science, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering, University of Genova, Italy



The nervous system is complex and can be approached from the information processing perspective as a system that receives, processes, and uses information from the external world to take appropriate behavioral dynamics. During this talk, we will approach the information-processing capabilities of the nervous system through computational analyses. 


Master’s degree in Intelligent Interactive Systems at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and PhD in Bioengineering at University of Genova under the EU Funded Innovative Training Network of Neutouch. Researcher at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnología (Genova, Italy) and research assistant at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). 
Research lines: computational neuroscience, complex systems, systems biology

Language: Spanish

Hosted and organized by the Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme.

This conference is open to all interested researchers, even if they do not belong to the organizing doctoral programme.

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For further info and attendance certificates, please contact: pd.neurociencia [at] (pd[dot]neurociencia[at]usc[dot]es)