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  UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. The campus is committed to community engagement, public service and industry partnerships in order to advance the health and well-being of our region, state, nation and the world. Our academic community of world-renowned faculty, bright students and dedicated staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation which spans the globe.

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     Shu Chien joined UCSD in 1988 and became the founding chair of the Department of Bioengineering in 1994. In 2008, Chien became the founding Director of UC San Diego's new Institute of Engineering in Medicine to foster collaborations among the faculty of UCSD and with research institutes and biomedical companies in San Diego.

Web page: http://chienlab.ucsd.edu/

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    Tzyy-Ping Jung is the co-Director of center for Advanced Neurological EngineeringInstitute for Neural Computation (INC) andInstitute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM)University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also the professor of Department of Computer Science, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Web page: http://sccn.ucsd.edu/~jung/Site/Home.html

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Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience

http://sccn.ucsd.edu/

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  The Max Planck Institute for Human Development is dedicated to the study of human development and education. Researchers of various disciplines ¡V including psychology, education, sociology and medicine, as well as history, economics, computer science and mathematics ¡V work together on interdisciplinary projects at the Berlin Institute. The research questions they examine include how people make effective decisions even under time pressure and information overload, which effects the institution of school has on students¡¦ development and learning processes, how the interaction between behaviour and brain function changes over the lifespan, as well as how human emotions change in a historical context and how they have affected the course of history itself.

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Max Planck Institute for Human Development

http://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/de