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OIST Computational Neuroscience Course (OCNC 2024)

Monday, June 17, 2024 (All day) to Thursday, July 4, 2024 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

OIST Workshop | Website | Main organizer: Erik De Schutter (Computational Neuroscience Unit) | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions. Tutorial sessions and meals are closed sessions (for registered participants only).

Campus

Resource Center Food Drive

Monday, June 24, 2024 (All day) to Friday, July 5, 2024 (All day)
Resource Center

Resource Center Food Drive to run Jun 24 - Jul 5

Professional Development

Getting Results in Job Interviews with STAR

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 10:00 to 12:00
L4F01

This workshop aims to introduce participants to the STAR method for concise, convincing responses during interviews, with a special focus on behavioral interviews.

Seminar

The Art of Innovation: Harnessing the Power of Networking and Mentorship

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Center Building C209

Join Dominik Steiner, Founding Partner at 650 Fund, for a seminar designed for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurially-minded researchers interested implementing their innovative ideas through the power of networks and mentorship | 25 June 2024 | 11:00-12:00 | C209

External Events

75th Annual Meeting of the Seawater Society of Japan

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 (All day) to Thursday, June 27, 2024 (All day)
OIST Conference Center (Auditorium+Meeting Rooms)

This is an externally organized event | Please contact the organizers directly for further details | Annual Meeting Website (Japanese languange only) | Symposium Website June 27; 13:30-16:40 (Japanese languange only)

Seminar

Seminar by Matthieu Koroma: Cardiac responses of sensory processing in wake and sleep

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 10:00
Lab3 C700

Speaker: Matthieu Koroma PhD in Neuroscience

Title: Cardiac responses of sensory processing in wake and sleep

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
Resource Center Center Bldg next to the ATM

English-speaking insurance agent Wiltec in Chatan visits OIST. [When]11:00-15:00 [Where]Resource Center in the Center Building(right next to the ATM)

Seminar

Seminar ”Population dynamics of swordtip squid (Uroteuthis edulis) based on statolith trace elements and ocean conditions "

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00
C015

Dr. Tadanori Yamaguchi, Kyushu University

External Events

Kino Store

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 15:00
Center Court

Kino Store (Kinoza) Every Wednesday 15:00-17:00 Center Building, Level C, Center Court

External Events

“Current status and future of ocean energy development” - The 75th Annual Symposium of the Seawater Society of Japan

Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 13:30 to 16:40
OIST Auditorium

This is an externally organized event | Please contact the organizers directly for further details | Symposium Website (Japanese languange only)

Lecture

From the tetrahedron to the superstring

Friday, June 28, 2024 - 14:00
Lab 4, D01 "restaurant"

Geometry lecture for non-geometers. Speaker: Yasha Neiman. Title: "From the tetrahedron to the superstring".

External Events

WCCI 2024 Open Forum on AI Governance

Sunday, June 30, 2024 (All day)
Pacifico Yokohama, Japan
WCCI 2024 Open Forum on AI Governance How to harness evolving AI: Dialogue of developers, users, and policy makers
Seminar

QG group meeting: Sebastian Murk

Monday, July 1, 2024 - 15:00
Lab 5, D23

Speaker: Sebastian Murk

Title: Light rings and causality for nonsingular ultracompact objects sourced by nonlinear electrodynamics

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
The room next to the ATM in the center building

English-speaking insurance agent Wiltec in Chatan visits OIST. [When]11:00-15:00 [Where]Resource Center in the Center Building(right next to the ATM)

Seminar

Open to OIST community: Effective Team Dynamics (ETD) workshop

Thursday, July 4, 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00
C700, Lab3

This in-person interactive workshop is for graduate students, post-docs, and other researchers. This ICOGS* workshop is offered by the Georgia Tech Effective Team Dynamics Initiative and will be facilitated by Prof Mary Lynn Realff (MSE). * (ICOGS) Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Graduate Students Working as part of a team, or group, comes with both benefits and challenges. The benefits include interacting with people who bring different viewpoints, expertise and experiences to the table. However, the challenges include communicating effectively with people who have different backgrounds and dealing constructively with conflict due to different viewpoints. The workshop will explore how diversity in a team can strengthen it, different approaches to dealing with conflict, how to have a “difficult conversation” with both peers and your supervisor, and strategies for avoiding communications problems. Take home tools to improve your team skills will be provided.

This session will be focusing on Contribution and Values, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Crucial Conversation, adn Unconditional Positive Regards.

Seminar

Class2023 ONLY: Effective Team Dynamics (ETD) workshop

Friday, July 5, 2024 - 15:00 to 17:00
C700, Lab3

This in-person interactive workshop is for graduate students, post-docs, and other researchers. This ICOGS* workshop is offered by the Georgia Tech Effective Team Dynamics Initiative and will be facilitated by Prof Mary Lynn Realff (MSE). * (ICOGS) Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Graduate Students Working as part of a team, or group, comes with both benefits and challenges. The benefits include interacting with people who bring different viewpoints, expertise and experiences to the table. However, the challenges include communicating effectively with people who have different backgrounds and dealing constructively with conflict due to different viewpoints. The workshop will explore how diversity in a team can strengthen it, different approaches to dealing with conflict, how to have a “difficult conversation” with both peers and your supervisor, and strategies for avoiding communications problems. Take home tools to improve your team skills will be provided.

Symposium

TSVP Symposium: Neuromodulation of Adaptive Learning

Monday, July 8, 2024 (All day) to Wednesday, July 10, 2024 (All day)
L5D23

Title : Neuromodulation of Adaptive Learning: Bridging Biological and Artificial Neural Networks

TSVP Symposium linked to Thematic Program on "Neuromodulation of Adaptive Learning: Theoretical Lessons Learnt From Invertebrate and Vertebrate Brains"

Seminar

Academic Career Seminar

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 09:00 to 10:00
Online (Zoom)

This is the 2nd career talk session collabolated with Sokendai. This session is open to other universityes too. Discover the keys to success in academia as accomplished OIST alumnae share personal anecdotes, invaluable advice, and practical strategies for navigating the challenges and seizing the opportunities that lie ahead. Do not miss out this event which offers a golden opportunity to connect with our alumnae, forge meaningful connections, and gain inspiration from those who have walked the path before you.

We will have two of OIST almuni, Dr. Kamila Mustafina and Dr. Swathy Babu.

Lecture

11th Coast Guard Headquarter, Naha Coast Guard Office, the prevention of marine accident (Japanese-English semiautonomous interpretation is available)

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
B250

We invite coast guard officer who actually work at sea. The lecture include demonstration of how to use life jacket, tips for accident prevention and intruducing activity of the coast guard.

Campus Service

Schooling Options: Lunch and Learn Session 1

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 12:05 to 12:55
Cafe Tancha Private Room

Got Kids? Staying in Okinawa? Moving abroad? Don't know yet? It is not too early to learn about the education paths available for your kids in Okinawa to set them up for a future full of opportunities.

Join the Schooling Options Team for a Lunch and Learn session - the first in a series of monthly sessions featuring guest speakers and parent groups sharing information and questions about children's education beyond CDC.

Register here!

Seminar

[Seminar] MLDS Unit Seminar 2024-6 by Mr. Kazusato Oko (The University of Tokyo)

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 13:30 to 14:30
Seminar Room C210, Center Building

Mr. Kazusato Oko (The University of Tokyo)

Title: How to learn a sum of diverse features provably: A case study of ridge combinations

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
The room next to the ATM in the center building

English-speaking insurance agent Wiltec in Chatan visits OIST. [When]11:00-15:00 [Where]Resource Center in the Center Building(right next to the ATM)

Workshop

Nikon Day @ OIST July 2024

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 09:00 to Friday, July 12, 2024 - 15:00
Lab1B380 or @ your own microscope

Nikon DAY @ OIST

Outreach

Marine Day Kids Lecture: Exploring Secrets of Cephalopods

Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 14:00
OIST Auditorium

Coming soon.

Holiday

海の日 Marine Day

Monday, July 15, 2024 (All day)

National holiday

Lecture

The Provost Lecture Series 15

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:30
Sydney Brenner Lecture Theater B250
Date: July 16, 2024 Speaker: Professor Evan Economo, Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit Chair: Professor Nic Shannon, Theory of Quantum Matter Unit

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
The room next to the ATM in the center building

English-speaking insurance agent Wiltec in Chatan visits OIST. [When]11:00-15:00 [Where]Resource Center in the Center Building(right next to the ATM)

Professional Development

第4回 大学職員向け勉強会 / #4 Study Sessions for OIST Staff (JPN)

Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 13:30 to 14:30
Lab3 C700
*Japanese session. English sessions will be held from September to December. C-Hub 第4回大学職員向け勉強会 「大学組織」 (日本語) Presenter: Mizuki Shimanuki, Provost Office. Facilitator: Ayumi Nagai, C-Hub
Outreach

Falling Walls Lab Tokyo 2024 co-hosted by OIST

Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 15:00
Online event

The Falling Walls Lab is an interdisciplinary format to showcase the next generation of top researchers developed and hosted annually by the Falling Walls Foundation in Berlin in November. In 3–minute talks, outstanding talents and innovative thinkers share their research projects, business models and social initiatives with an interdisciplinary audience and jury. Academic institutions worldwide are invited to host their own Falling Walls Lab and to send their winner/s to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin.

Outreach

ONNA×OIST Children's School of Science 2024

Monday, July 22, 2024 - 09:30 to Friday, July 26, 2024 - 12:00
Onna Fureai Taiken Center, OIST

The details will be updated

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
The room next to the ATM in the center building

English-speaking insurance agent Wiltec in Chatan visits OIST. [When]11:00-15:00 [Where]Resource Center in the Center Building(right next to the ATM)

Outreach

Children's School of Science open class 2024

Thursday, July 25, 2024 (All day)
Onna Fureai Taiken Center

The details will be updated

Professional Development

Grants in Practice: How to Write a Successful MSCA Application

Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 14:00 to 18:00
L5D23 (tentative)

"Grants in Practice" session will be held at OIST on July 25th, for students and researchers interested in learning ways to successfully apply to grants, like the European MSCA

OIST Workshops

1st OIST-Oxford-SLMath Summer Graduate School on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations

Monday, July 29, 2024 (All day) to Friday, August 9, 2024 (All day)
OIST Seaside House

OIST-Oxford-SLMath Workshop | OIST organizer: Ugur Abdulla (Analysis and Partial Differential Equations) | Website | OIST members are welcome to attend all scientific sessions. Meals are closed sessions for registered participants only.

Workshop

OIST-KEIO International Research Summer Camp 2024

Monday, July 29, 2024 (All day) to Wednesday, August 7, 2024 (All day)
OIST Campus

OIST-KEIO International Research Summer Camp 2024 will be held July 29th-August 7th. Please welcome 20 KEIO undergraduate medical school students to OIST! If you would like to get involved, check out events that OISTers are welcome to join!

Seminar

Seminar "Modulation of turbulent fluctuations by small particles" by Prof. Izumi Saito

Monday, July 29, 2024 - 15:00 to 16:00
Lab3 C700

[Speaker] Prof. Izumi Saito, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology

Campus Service

[RC] Insurance Company Visits OIST

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
The room next to the ATM in the center building

English-speaking insurance agent Wiltec in Chatan visits OIST. [When]11:00-15:00 [Where]Resource Center in the Center Building(right next to the ATM)

Seminar

Expanding Your Startup in Southeast Asia --Insights from Singapore’s Leaders--

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 - 14:00 to 17:00
L5D23, Lab 5, OIST

Join us for an insightful seminar on expanding your startup business in Southeast Asia. OIST Innovation is proud to invite distinguished speakers from Singapore (NUS and JSIP) to share their expertise and experiences. Targeted at startups, entrepreneurs, and startup supporters interested in exploring the dynamic markets of Southeast Asia, this event promises valuable insights and networking opportunities.

Seminar

The Key to Business Success: Points for Making a Business Plan

Thursday, August 8, 2024 - 13:30
OIST Conference Center Meeting Room1
Seminar for Entrepreneurs

We will invite a small and medium enterprise management consultant to hold a seminar on creating business plans necessary for starting a business and raising funds.

Lecture

TSVP Talk: "Revisiting Scalarization in Multi-Task Learning" by Han Zhao

Thursday, August 8, 2024 - 15:00
L5D23 and zoom

TSVP Talk Language: English (no interpretation). Target audience: General audience / everyone at OIST and beyond. Freely accessible to all OIST members and guests without registration (also via Zoom).

Holiday

山の日 Mountain Day

Sunday, August 11, 2024 (All day)

National holiday

Holiday

休日 National Holiday

Monday, August 12, 2024 (All day)

National holiday

Seminar

Seminar: “The honey bee sting: From high-speed filming to 3D printing” by Dr Fiorella Ramirez Esquivel

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 - 11:00 to 12:00
Seminar Room L4F01, Lab 4

Speaker: Dr. Fiorella Ramirez Esquivel, UNSW Canberra, Australia

Outreach

SHIMA 2024

Tuesday, August 13, 2024 - 14:00 to Thursday, August 15, 2024 - 20:00
OIST Main Campus and Seaside House

SHIMA is an annual science educational outreach program to educate high school students in Okinawa on the sustainability of island ecosystems and cultures.

Outreach

ONNA×OIST Junior Science Program

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - 14:00 to Friday, August 16, 2024 - 16:30
OIST

The details will be updated

Prospective Students

OIST NetCafé Online Information Session in August 2024

Friday, August 23, 2024 - 15:00

OIST Café is a casual science information session to introduce the OIST PhD program, Research Internship, and other workshops. What do cutting-edge research and education look like? What are the qualification and criteria to get into Graduate School? What are the career options after the graduation? OIST members such as PhD students and admissions officers will meet you to answer all your questions!

Graduate School

Welcome Ceremony for the Class of 2024

Monday, September 2, 2024 - 10:00
OIST Auditorium

Welcome Ceremony for new faculty members joining OIST, and PhD students joining the Class of 2024.

The ceremony is open to all OIST community members and will be held at the Auditorium (Time TBD).

Conference

Conference - Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC2024)

Monday, September 9, 2024 (All day) to Friday, September 13, 2024 (All day)
OIST Conference Center

OIST Center for Quantum Technologies (OCQT) would like to invite you to the TQC2024 conference scheduled for 9-13 September 2024 at OIST Conference Center, Okinawa, Japan.

Holiday

敬老の日 Respect for the Aged Day

Monday, September 16, 2024 (All day)

National holiday

Holiday

秋分の日 Autumnal Equinox Day

Sunday, September 22, 2024 (All day)

National holiday

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