UNIQUE Excellence Scholarships


UNIQUE Excellence Scholarships

2023-2024 Competiton

UNIQUE Excellence Scholarships (MSc, PhD and Postdocs)
Application deadline: September 30, 2022

This program aims to promote interdisciplinary research between the fields of artificial intelligence and neuroscience and support training opportunities for master's, doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows. The amount awarded to successful candidates is $10,000 for the master students, $15,000 for Ph.D. students and $20,000 for the postdoctoral fellows, for a one-year non-renewable term. This program is made possible thanks to the FRQNT Research Clusters program and generous support from UNIQUE's institutional and CFREF partners (see list).

For more information on the eligibility criteria (for applicants and their supervisors), the application and evaluation procedures, please refer to the program description and application form above.

List of awardees

2022-2023 Competition

Masters excellence scholarships

Frédéric Beaupré, Faculté des sciences et de génie, Université Laval

Deep Learning for the detection of synaptic anomalies in super-resolution microscopy

Supervisors: Christian Gagné & Flavie Lavoie-Cardinal

Léo Choinière, Département de Neurosciences, Université de Montréal

Apprentissage machine pour l'optimisation de neuroprothèses évoquants des mouvements complexes

Supervisors: Numa Dancause & Guillaume Lajoie

Nanda Harishankar Krishna, Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle, Université de Montréal

Probing learning dynamics in recurrent neural networks and the brain

Supervisors: Guillaume Lajoie & Blake Richards

Nizar Islah, Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle, Université de Montréal

Computational Modeling of Neocortical mechanisms for Continual Learning

Supervisors: Eilif Muller & Irina Rish

Poune Mirzazadeh, Département de Neurosciences, Université de Montréal

Computational modeling of the distributed brain circuits of decision-making

Supervisors: Paul Cisek & Andrea Green

Diganta Misra, Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle, Université de Montréal

Distillation and Reprogramming in unbalanced long sequences under anytime learning regime

Supervisors: Irina Rish & Pouya Bashivan

Motahareh Pour Ahimi, Integrated Program in Neuroscience, McGill University

Developing a Generalized Computational Model of Attention in Primates

Supervisors: Pouya Bashivan & Guillaume Lajoie

Enning Yang, Integrated Program in Neuroscience, McGill University

Linking AI's understanding with naturalistic stimuli with human brain activity

Supervisors: Danilo Bzdok & Bratislav Misic


Doctoral excellence scholarships

Muni Venkata Naga Karthik Enamundram, Génie biomédical, Polytechnique Montréal

A Probabilistic Continual Learning Framework for Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Segmentation

Supervisors: Julien Cohen-Adad & Farida Cheriet

Simon Faghel-Soubeyrand, Département de psychologie, Université de Montréal

Decoding real-world perceptual ability variations in humans using brain imaging and machine learning

Supervisors: Frédéric Gosselin & Ian Charest

Busra Tugce Gurbuz, Quantitative Life Sciences, McGill University

A Neuroscience Inspired Approach To Continual Few-Shot Learning

Supervisors: Christopher Pack & Eilif Muller

Catherine Landry, Département de psychologie, Université de Montréal

Différences individuelles dans la perception et l’imagerie mentale de scènes visuelles étudiées avec la neuroimagerie et l'apprentissage machine

Supervisors: Ian Charest & Frédéric Gosselin

Charlotte Maschke, Integrated Program in Neuroscience, McGill University

Classifying current and future states of consciousness using dynamic EEG responses to anesthesia

Supervisors: Stefanie Blain-Moraes & Karim Jerbi

Postdoctoral research funding

Quentin Moreau, Département de psychiatrie, Université de Montréal

CLONE: CLOsed-loop NEuromodulation: EEG-tES combination in human-machine social interactions

Supervisors: Guillaume Dumas & Karim Jerbi

Melanie Segado, Département de mathématiques et de statistique, Université de Montréal

Transmodality of Co-Adaptive Algorithms In Neural Interfacing

Supervisors: Guillaume Lajoie & Blake Richards

Hao-Ting Wang, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, Université de Montréal

Impact of age and sex on transdiagnostic brain biomarkers amongst neurodegenerative conditions

Supervisors: Pierre Bellec & Jean-Baptiste Poline