Title: Web/Mobile Developer of a Social Network for Neural Networks
Req Number: mit-00007955
Department: Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Location(s): Cambridge MA
FT/PT: Full Time
Employment / Payroll Category: SRS (Research)
WEB/MOBILE DEVELOPER OF A SOCIAL NETWORK FOR NEURAL NETWORKS, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, to join the lab of Sebastian Seung. Will use web, tablet, and mobile product skills to create a worldwide community that will tackle one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. Will help create an online community that participates in connectomics by performing image analysis. The platform will be a large CPU/GPU cluster serving as the back end for browser and handheld applications with a goal of creating a social network that analyzes neural networks.
A connectome is a map of the connections between the brain's neurons, a "wiring diagram" for the brain. If we could find connectomes, the information would help elucidate the mysteries of memory and detect connectopathies--miswirings of the brain that cause mental disorders. In principle, connectomes can be found by analyzing brain images to identify synapses and tracing the branches of neurons. In practice, this requires mobilizing both human and machine intelligence on large scales because the image databases are so enormous.
Additional information on connectomes is available at http://www.ted.com/talks/sebastian_seung.html.
Additional information on connectomes is available at http://www.ted.com/talks/sebastian_seung.html."/>