Mathematics of The Interactions Between Brain Structure and Brain Functions

Jan de Gier

  • 14 Nov 2022 - 25 Nov 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kerri Morgan (Deakin University)
Mikail Rubinov (Vanderbilt University)
Svetlana Postnova (University of Sydney)
Nadezda Sukhorukova (Swinburne University)
Julien Ugon (Deakin University)
Geoffrey Goodhill (Washington University St Louis)
Mark Holmes (The University of Melbourne)
Sergiy Shelyag (Deakin University)
Karen Caeyenberghs (Deakin University)
Andrea Collevecchio (Monash University)

Program Description: 
The increasing adoption of static and dynamic mathematical brain models has created many new mathematical problems in graph theory, statistics, dynamical systems and signal processing. Such problems characteristically span multiple domains within mathematics and require expertise in neuroscience. This research program is aimed at fostering collaboration between mathematicians and neuroscientists to develop mathematical models to explain the relationships between the brain’s structure and function, and connectivity between and within brain regions, generating new insights into mechanisms of brain learning and inform new mathematics of machine learning based on brain structure and dynamical connectivity. In the longer term, these new mathematical methods and network-theoretic metrics may be used to identify and track brain disorders and injuries and (re-)train injured brains, and in other domains where path finding using multiple criteria is important.

Program Structure: TBD

Participant List
Julien Ugon (Deakin University)
Nadezda Sukhorukova (Swinburne University of Technology)
Mark Holmes (The University of Melbourne)
Victor Solo (UNSW Sydney)
Sveta Postnova (University of Sydney)
Kerri Morgan (Deakin University)
Andrea Collevecchio (Monash University)
Sergiy Shelyag (Deakin University)
Mikail Rubinov (Vanderbilt Universtiy)
Karen Caeyenberghs (Deakin University)
Michael Breakspear (Newcastle Unjiversity)
Govinda Poudel (Australian Catholic University)
Nicholas Parsons (Deakin University)
Alex Hocking (Deakin University)
Sue Chan (Deakin University)
Paula Sanz-Leon (QIMR Berghofer)
Stuart Knock (University of Sydney)
Zari Dzalilov (Federation University)
Adil Bagirov (Federation University)
Sina Mansour (The University of Melbourne)
Lena Vogelsang (Deakin University, 42 Adelaide)
Maithilee Kunda (Vanderbilt University)
Will Woods (Swinburne University of Technology)


  • Deadline: 7 August 2022
  • Registration is by invitation only. If you are interested to participate in this research program, please contact one of the organisers with your CV and research background.


MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 15 November 2022
On the first Tuesday of each program, MATRIX provides a pre-dinner wine and cheese afternoon. Produce is locally-sourced to showcase delicacies from the region.

The research program is supported by MATRIX, the Simons Foundation and the School of Information Technology at Deakin University