Part-time Master's Student Orientationhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Orientation-Part-time-Masters-Students.aspx895Part-time Master's Student Orientation2017-08-17T05:00:00Z5 p.m.7 p.m.Lopata Gallery, Lopata Hall<ul><li>This event will include information pertinent to part-time students, break-outs by department.<br/></li><li>Refreshments provided.<br/></li></ul><div><div><strong>5 p.m.</strong></div><div>Registration<br/></div><div><br/></div><div><strong>5:15 p.m.</strong><br/></div><div>Program begins in Lopata Hall, Room 101<br/></div><div><br/></div><div><strong>5:45 p.m.</strong><br/></div><div>Welcome reception & resource fair<br/></div><div><br/></div><div><strong>6:15 p.m.</strong><br/></div><div>Departmental breakout sessions<br/></div><div><br/></div><div><a href="https://wustl.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bkkIWsmPCvQhwdn">>> Register to attend.</a><br/></div><br/></div>Tammy Haney, 314-935-5501
ESE Seminar: "Modeling and Analyzing Neural Dynamics and Information Processing Over Multiple Time Scales"https://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Pre-Research-Exam.aspx1090ESE Seminar: "Modeling and Analyzing Neural Dynamics and Information Processing Over Multiple Time Scales"2017-08-17T05:00:00Z10 a.m.Green Hall, Room 0120<p>​Sensen Liu, PhD candidate, will present for partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Philosophy degree.<br/></p> <p>Abstract: Understanding the mechanisms of multiple-time-scale phenomena in neural circuits is of fundamental interest, since such dynamics are often associated with states of altered cognitive function. One such example is burst suppression, a pattern of the electroencephalogram characterized by quasi-periodic alternations of high-voltage activity (burst) and isoelectric silence (suppression). Here, following a fast-slow system framework, we develop a low-dimensional mean field model for burst suppression that attributes the phenomenology to homeostatic interactions between the neuronal activity and the supportive processes of cerebral metabolism. We demonstrate the capacity of the model to produce burst-like activity through several physiologically salient mechanisms and interpret these in the context of dynamical systems analysis. We further extend the analysis to study different mechanisms of burst synchronization over local and network-wide spatial scales. <br/></p><p>Following our modeling efforts, we engage in a theoretical study of how multiple time-scale dynamics may enable certain forms of information processing in neural circuits. In particular, we examine the dynamics of network plasticity, i.e. adaptation of neuronal synapses (connections between neurons) as a function of ongoing network activity. In these networks, neural responses contain a rich amount of information about past events. We consider the question of how to endow recurrent networks with learning ability so that the network can memorize and mimic certain spatio-temporal patterns over long time-scales. We approach this problem though a first-principle optimization approach by synthesizing a synaptic adaption rule that maximizes information retention within spiking networks. 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Full-time Master's Student Orientationhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Orientation-Full-time-Masters-Students.aspx896Full-time Master's Student Orientation2017-08-18T05:00:00Z1 p.m.3 p.m.Whitaker Atrium<ul><li>This event is for new students and will include information pertinent to full-time students, break-outs by department.<br/></li><li>Refreshments provided.<br/></li></ul><div><strong>1 p.m.</strong></div><div>Registration<br/></div><div><br/></div><div><strong>1:15 p.m.</strong><br/></div><div>Program begins in Whitaker Hall, Room 100<br/></div><div><br/></div><div><strong>2 p.m.</strong><br/></div><div>Departmental breakout sessions<br/></div><div><br/></div><div><strong>2:30 p.m.</strong><br/></div><div>Welcome reception & resource fair<br/></div><div><br/></div><div><a href="https://wustl.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bkkIWsmPCvQhwdn">>> Register to attend.</a><br/></div>Tammy Haney, 314-935-5501
PhD Student Orientationhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/PhD-Orientation.aspx1044PhD Student Orientation2017-08-21T05:00:00Z8:30 a.m.6 p.m.Various Locations<p>This will be a full-day of information including; </p><ul><li><p>Taxes<br/></p></li><li><p>Healthcare & Insurance<br/></p></li><li><p>Career & Professional Development<br/></p></li><li><p>Lunch<br/></p></li><li><p>Eclipse viewing party<br/></p></li></ul><p><a href="https://graduateschool.wustl.edu/2017-Orientation-Registration">>> Register to attend.</a> </p><p>This orientation is limited to students in Arts & Sciences, Rehabilitation and Participation Science, and Engineering. <br/></p>The Graduate School, GraduateArtSci@wustl.edu
Graduate Dean's Receptionhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Graduate-Deans-Reception-17.aspx1049Graduate Dean's Reception2017-08-21T05:00:00Z4:30 p.m.Danforth University Center Tisch CommonsTammy Haney, 314-935-5501
Graduate Student Orientation: Chancellor's Welcome Eventhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Chancellor-Welcome-Event.aspx1046Graduate Student Orientation: Chancellor's Welcome Event2017-08-24T05:00:00Z5 p.m.8 p.m.Sumers Recreational Complex<p>All Graduate students are invited to this event.  A short welcome address from the Chancellor and Provost and then a taste of St. Louis mix and mingle immediately following.  <br/></p>
OISS Orientation for Full-time International Students https://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/OISS-Orientation.aspx1045OISS Orientation for Full-time International Students 2017-08-24T05:00:00Z10 a.m.12 p.m.Simon Hall, Room 1<p>In addition to other orientation events, the OISS has school-specific new student orientation programs for international graduate students entering in the fall semester. <strong>These programs are mandatory.</strong><br/></p><p><strong></strong><a href="https://oiss.wustl.edu/students/orientation/graduate-students-fall/">>> View all details on oiss.wustl.edu.</a><br/></p>Office for International Students and Scholars, oiss@wustl.edu
Back to School BBQ for Graduate Studentshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Grad-Student-BBQ.aspx981Back to School BBQ for Graduate Students2017-08-26T05:00:00Z3 p.m. 5 p.m.Lopata Gallery
First Day of Classeshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/First-day-of-2017-fall-classes.aspx708First Day of Classes2017-08-28T05:00:00ZEngineering Student Services, 314-935-6100
No Classes (Labor Day)https://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Labor-Day.aspx995No Classes (Labor Day)2017-09-04T05:00:00Z
Annual Rick Grodsky Student Welcomehttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Rick-Grodsky-Student-Welcome.aspx1083Annual Rick Grodsky Student Welcome2017-09-05T05:00:00Z11:30 a.m.1 p.m.Green Hall, 2nd floor<p>You are invited to a Welcome Back Party for New and Returning ESE Students!  <br/></p><p>The Annual Rick Grodsky Student Welcome is made possible by an endowed fund was established to honor him and sustain this annual student welcome after his death in 2002.   <br/></p><p> Grodsky had been an adjunct instructor in the School of Engineering & Applied Science from 1966-1971. He was formerly the electrical engineering department's liaison for the University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program.  Rick was also was assistant dean and registrar and professor of electrical engineering from 1990 to 1999.  He loved students.<br/></p><p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: calibri; color: #1c1c1c;"></span><br/></p>
Last day to add, drop or change sectionshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/Events/Pages/Last-day-to-add.aspx996Last day to add, drop or change sections2017-09-07T05:00:00Z<p>​Last day to add a course, change sections or drop a course and it will not display on a transcript.  Before 9:00 pm <br/></p><style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space: nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" contenteditable="false" style="font-size: 8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width: 0px;"></a></span><span id="rnd93682" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">0.0px</span></span> <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space: nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" contenteditable="false" style="font-size: 8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width: 0px;"></a></span><span id="rnd21157" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">0.0px</span></span> <span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space: nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" contenteditable="false" style="font-size: 8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width: 0px;"></a></span><span id="rnd62690" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">0.0px</span></span>; font: 19.0px Helvetica; -<span class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="white-space: nowrap;"><span class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rtegenerate-skip" contenteditable="false" style="font-size: 8pt;"><a class="ms-rtegenerate-skip"><img src="/_layouts/images/blank.gif" alt="Misspelled Word" class="ms-rtegenerate-skip" style="width: 0px;"></a></span><span id="rnd87201" class="ms-spellcheck-error ms-rtegenerate-skip">webkit</span></span>-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} </style>Engineering Student Services, 314-935-6100