Carney Methods Meetups

Carney Methods Meetups are informal gatherings focused on methods for brain science—from technical details of calcium imaging, to dynamical modeling approaches, to meta-methods like online collaboration. Guest experts present short introductions to the topics, followed by an open audience discussion. The meetups are moderated by Jason Ritt, scientific director of quantitative neuroscience at the Carney Institute.

Useful information and links from each discussion are collected in the Methods Meetups notes.

Research Data Systems

Guest: Mete Tunca, Associate Director of Research Systems and Services, Center for Computation and Visualization, Brown University

Preparing Scientific Papers


  • Shanelle Reilly, Ph.D. Candidate, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry, Brown University
  • Meghan Gonsalves, Ph.D. Candidate, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Brown University

Resources for Learning Data Science

Guest: Samuel Watson, Director of Graduate Studies, Brown Data Science Initiative

Beyond the Brady Bunch Meeting


  • David Sheinberg, Professor of Neuroscience, Brown University
  • Andrew Creamer, Scientific Data Management Specialist, Brown Library 

Animal Behavior Monitoring

Guest: David Sheinberg, Professor of Neuroscience, Brown University

Deep Sequencing Platforms and Technologies

Guest: Christoph Schorl, Assistant Professor of Biology (Research), Brown University

Time-Frequency Analysis

Guest: Stephanie Jones, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Brown University

Models of Decision Making

Guest: Michael Frank, Edgar L. Marston Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences; Director of Carney's Center for Computational Brain Science, Brown University


Data Dimensionality Reduction

Guest: Stavroula Chrysanthopoulou, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics; Director of Statistical Consulting Unit, Brown School of Public Health

Calcium Imaging


  • Alexander Fleischmann, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Brown University
  • Chris Deister, Research Associate, Department of Neuroscience, Brown University

Dynamical Models of Neural Systems

Guest: Bjorn Sandstede, Professor of Applied Mathematics; Chair of Applied Mathematics, Brown University