The Institute for Nonlinear Science (absorbed into the BioCircuits Institute) is an Organized Research Unit at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). This is an academic research unit of the University of California dedicated to interdisciplinary research and training of graduate students. Students at UCSD are admitted to disciplinary programs in academic departments, but may pursue their dissertation research within the laboratories of BCI. (UCSD).
The Institute for Nonlinear Science (absorbed into the BioCircuits Institute) will be hosting the third in an annual series of Winter Schools (January 11-12, 2010) focused on the transfer of the biological principles of odor discrimination, localization and tracking to the engineering of devices that perform these actions using cutting-edge principles. The series is sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research as part of its UCSD/Caltech/Pittsburgh MURI program in Chemical Discrimination and Localization using Biologically Based Olfactory Processing. The emphasis of this year's School will be a broad overview of the general principles underlying the ability of animals to detect and localize odors and how these can be used in engineering devices. This will include lectures on control and robotics, olfaction, chemical sensing, and plume tracking. The School is intended for advanced graduate students and researchers interested in this promising area. The Winter School will be held in the CMRR Auditorium on the UCSD campus.
Click here for the 2010 Winter School Poster
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Click here for the 2010 Winter School Schedule
The institute is currently located in the Center for Magnetic Recording (CMRR) building on the UCSD campus in La Jolla close to the Geisel Library and the Price Center. Refer to the contact page for directions and the full address. From the UCSD maps webpage one can retrieve a map of the campus to locate INLS/BCI.
The research interests at the institute comprise various investigations into and applications of nonlinear dynamics. The topics of investigation vary over time. At the present the main subjects include the nonlinear dynamics of neural systems, systems biodynamics, gene regulatory networks, and granular physics. In each area of research at INLS/BCI both the experimental and numerical/theoretical approaches are central themes. For more details on the research efforts, please see our research page.
Research is conducted by a variety of faculty, researchers, postdocs, PhD students and undergraduates both affiliated and visiting staff. For a list of people currently active at INLS please refer to the people page.
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