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Adaptive stimulation design for the treatment of epilepsy

Wed, 2007-09-19 14:30 - 15:30
Duff Medical Building : 3775 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Dr. Joelle Pineau, School of Computer Science, McGill. Electrical stimulation has recently emerged as a promising therapy for patients with medically intractable epilepsy, but little is known about the best stimulation patterns to use in order to get maximal seizure reduction while minimizing long-term damage to the brain. This project's overall goal is to automatically optimize a closed-loop strategy for the control of deep brain stimulation using reinforcement learning methods. I will present some of the key methodological challenges that must be addressed in order to automatically learn adaptive treatment strategies in this context. In particular, I'll discuss (1) the use of ensemble methods to automatically detect seizures, (2) the design of a computational model of epilepsy to provide synthetic training data for the reinforcement learning agent, (3) initial results of applying reinforcement learning using in vitro recordings. This is joint work with Massimo Avoli, Aaron Courville, Arthur Guez, Phi

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Contact: Mathieu Blanchette
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School of Environment public lecture - David Orr

Thu, 2007-10-25 18:00 - 19:00
Arts Building : 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5

David Orr's career as a scholar, educator, writer, speaker and entrepreneur spans environment and politics, environmental education, campus greening, green building, ecological design and climate change. He is the author of "Ecological Literacy" (1991), "The Nature of Design" (2002) and "Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment and the Human Prospect" (1994, 2004); he served as an advisor to, and is interviewed and appears in, Leonardo DiCaprio's film "The 11th Hour."

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Contact: Shannon Scott
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Lunch and Learn Series: Culture Across Borders

Wed, 2007-10-03 12:30 - 13:30
Peel 3463 : 3463 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W7

Ceri Morgan, MISC Eakin Visiting Fellow: "Spectacular sexualities on Ste. Catherine"

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Contact: Helen Aaron
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Reconciling Poetics and Ethics in Architecture

Thu, 2007-09-13 (All day) - Sat, 2007-09-15 (All day)
Macdonald Harrington Building : 815 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C2

The History and Theory of Architecture Program at McGill's School of Architecture, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), will host an interdisciplinary conference to be held at McGill and the CCA. Highlights include: presentations by Juhani Pallasmaa, Lily Chi, David Leatherbarrow, Marco Frascari and Alberto Pérez-Gómez; an exhibition, "70 Architects," at the Centre de design, UQAM; tours of exhibitions and facilities at the CCA and McGill; a reception co-sponsored by the Embassy of Finland; a closing banquet in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the History and Theory of Architecture Program at McGill.

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Tenth Annual Leacock Luncheon - Vancouver - SOLD OUT

Fri, 2007-11-23 11:30
Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia St., Vancouver : Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia St., Vancouver

The McGill Alumni Association is pleased to invite you to the 10th Annual Leacock Luncheon with guest of honour and speaker Edward L. Greenspan, QC, Senior Partner, Greenspan, White. Moderator: Derek Drummond, BArch'62, FRAIC, William C. Macdonald Emeritus Professor of Architecture, McGill.

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Terry Fox Run - Toronto

Sun, 2007-09-16 08:30
Upper Canada College, Site 200 Lonsdale Rd.,Toronto : Upper Canada College, Site 200 Lonsdale Rd.,Toronto

Join the McGill Toronto Alumni team as they participate in the world-renowned Terry Fox Run, an annual event that has raised more than $360 million worldwide for cancer research in Terry's name. This is the 8th year McGill alumni in Toronto have participated as a team.

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Contact: Toronto Alumni Branch
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Terry Fox Run - Montreal

Sun, 2007-09-16 08:30
Beaver Lake, Mount Royal Park : Beaver Lake, Mount Royal Park

Join the McGill team as they participate in the world-renowned Terry Fox Run, an annual event that has raised more than $360 million worldwide for cancer research in Terry's name.

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Contact: Joshua Vorstenbosch
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Stampeders vs. Alouettes tailgate party - Calgary

Sat, 2007-10-27 15:00
McMahon Stadium parking lot, 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary : McMahon Stadium parking lot, 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary

Join us for the last home game of the season and a tailgate party hosted by Montreal-area university alumni associations: McGill, Concordia, Bishop's and UQAM/HEC. Players and cheerleaders will be dropping by to say hello to the kids and fans.

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Contact: Natalya Nicholson
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Concert and reception with Kyoko Hashimoto - Toronto

Fri, 2007-09-21 20:00
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto : Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court, Toronto

The McGill Alumni Association and Yamaha Canada Ltd. invite you to a concert and reception featuring Professor Kyoko Hashimoto, internationally renowned pianist, and the Schulich String Quartet, award-winning student ensemble. Join us for a unique evening hosted by Don McLean, Dean of McGill's Schulich School of Music, and Yamaha Canada Ltd.

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An evening of art and wine tasting - Calgary

Thu, 2007-09-27 18:00
Axis Contemporary Art, Art Central, 107, 100 – 7 Ave. SW, Calgary : Axis Contemporary Art, Art Central, 107, 100 – 7 Ave. SW, Calgary

Please join us at Axis Contemporary Gallery in Art Central for an evening of art, wine and cheese. The evening will showcase work by Calgary native Chris Bowman, whose vibrant and expressive paintings are found in the collections of A.B. Energy Inc., Assante Wealth Management, Canaccord Capital, the Southfork Development Group and Vault Energy Trist, among others.

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Contact: Vanessa DSouza
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Office Phone: 403-217-7585
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