This new initiative between McGill University and Germany's Jülich Research Centre is jointly funded by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres and HBHL. HIBALL focuses on the interaction between neuroscience and artificial intelligence, particularly deep learning, to build highly detailed 3D models of the brain at the cellular level. HIBALL has six scientific components that range from muti-modal atlasing to advanced systems-level brain simulation and brain-inspired artificial intelligence. The project supports eight post-doctoral fellows, four research software developers and three graduate students.
The initial budget for HIBALL covers five years, from 2020 through 2025, inclusive. Extensible up to a total of eight years.
McGill Contribution: $4,500,000 CAD
German Principal Investigator: Prof. Katrin Amunts
Director, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, and Scientific Research Director, the Human Brain Project, at Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Canadian Principal Investigator: Prof. Alan Evans
Director, McGill Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (MCIN) and Scientific Director, Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives at McGill University
Other project partners
- Blake Richards
- Doina Precup
- Boris Bernhardt
- Louis Collins
- Tristan Glatard
- Bratislav Misic
- Pedro Valdes-Sosa