NeuroHub Seminar Dr Michael Hanke

Students, Clusters, Supercomputing: Introducing data management technology without sinking the ship -- a progress report

Speaker: Dr Michael Hanke, Jr Professor, Institute of Psychology, Otto-von-Guericke Magdeburg University, Germany

Thursday, Nov.  7, 2019 @ 1pm-2pm

Location:  de Grandpré Communications Centre, the Montreal Neurological institute and Hospital (The Neuro), 3801 University Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, Canada

Free event: Open to anyone interested in the subject matter. Aimed at faculty, staff and students from research institutes across greater Montreal area.

Space is limited, register via  Eventbrite or Facebook

Abstract: Dr Hanke will provide a progress report on ongoing activities in the context of the development of the DataLad software. Instead of presenting polished solutions, the talk aims to provide insights into his lab’s approach to defining a development/deployment strategy, breaking the neuroimaging bubble, and working with computational infrastructure that resists being forced into compliance with one’s own needs — all within the context of a working research institute that cannot afford major service interruptions.

Bio: Dr Michael Hanke is the Principal Investigator at the Psycho­informatics  Lab at Jülich. Research in this lab focuses on the interface of computer and information sciences, neuroscience, and psychology. We develop tools and strategies to employ inter-disciplinary expertise in psychological and neuroimaging research. Our projects range from tailored solutions to specific problems (e.g. PyMVPA) to versatile research platforms (e.g. NeuroDebian) and data management systems (e.g. DataLad).

Organizer: Dr Jean-Baptiste (JB) Poline is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill; the co-Chair of the NeuroHub and Chair of the Technical Steering Committee for the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) at the Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital (The NEURO); and a Primary Investigator at the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health.

Contact: Tel: 514 398-3956; Email:

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