Computational SAN Preconference 2024

The third Computational preconference will be held at this year’s SANS meeting in Toronto, Canada.

The topics covered in the workshop include social reinforcement learning, multivariate pattern classification as applied to complex phenomena like emotional experience, and using automated computer vision to analyze facial expressions. On-site at the conference, you will put theory into practice with hands-on tutorials and hacking.

Please watch the pre-recorded talks below before the workshop.
Below each video you also find link(s) to relevant workshop materials (e.g. code, data)


  • Date: 1:30pm - 5:30pm, April 10th, 2024
  • Location: Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, Canada


Leor Hackel
Leor Hackel

University of Southern California

Eshin Jolly
Eshin Jolly

Dartmouth College

Philip Kragel
Philip Kragel

Emory University


1. Introduction to Reinforcement Learning

Tutorial Materials

2. Machine learning and neural decoding

(Video coming)

Tutorial Materials

3. Analyzing Facial Expressions

Tutorial Materials (to run locally)

To run online: Collab Notebook 1 : Collab Notebook 2 : Google Drive data folder

Organizing Committee

The CompSAN preconference is being organized by Chelsea Helion (Temple), Kalina Michalska (UCR), and James Thompson (GMU).