Computational SAN Preconference 2019

There will be a Computational preconference at this year’s SANS meeting in Miami, FL.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a general introduction to applying computational approaches to social and affective neuroscience questions. Each speaker will provide an introduction to a specific technique (e.g., drift diffusion modeling, multivariate prediction and representational similarity analysis, functional alignment, and social networks) and illustrate how these techniques can be can be used to make inferences about various computational and affective processes. In addition we will have group discussions about “Barriers to Training” and “What is a Model?”


  • Time and Date: 8.30am-2.30pm, May 2nd, 2019
  • Cost: $35
  • Location: Surfcomber Hotel, Miami Beach, FL


The capacity of the venue is 70 people, and currently registration is full. We have a waitlist, and we hope to reopen a few seats in early March. If you’d like to put your name on the waitlist, please fill out the google form with your registration details. If you are placed on the waitlist, we will contact you when some seats open up with details of how to pay the registration fee.


Read Montague
Read Montague

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Carolyn Parkinson
Carolyn Parkinson

University of California Los Angeles

Rob Chavez
Rob Chavez

University of Oregon

Cendri Hutcherson
Cendri Hutcherson

University of Toronto

Emmanuelle Tognoli
Emmanuelle Tognoli

Florida Atlantic University

Luke Chang
Luke Chang

Dartmouth College


Time Event
8:30 Registration
8:45 Introduction
9:00 Keynote: Read Montague
10:00 Coffee Break
10:30 Symposium (Cendri Hutcherson, Emmanuelle Tognoli, Rob Chavez, Carolyn Parkinson, Luke Chang)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Careers in Industry (Google)
13:15 Breakout Session
14:00 Breakout Discussion
14:30 Closing Remarks
15:00 Preconference Over

Organizing Committee

The CSAN preconference is being organized by James Thompson (GMU), Carolyn Parkinson (UCLA), Robert Chavez (Oregon), Emmanuelle Tognoli (FAU), and Luke Chang (Dartmouth). If you have any questions please contact us using the form below or email


This meeting is generously supported by funding from Google and the Army Research Office.