Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics - CCNR

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Dr Andy Philippides. Computational models of neuromodulation and neuronal plasticity; Analysis and modelling of insect flight behaviour and navigation.

Dr Jeremy Niven. Design, function and evolution of neural circuits. Computational modelling of energy constraints on neural architectures.

Prof Michael O’Shea. Analysis of neural circuits in simple animals; the role of nitric oxide and other gaseous transmitters in neural information processing; Molecular biology of chemical neurotransmission.

Dr Anil Seth. Theoretical and computational neuroscience as addressed to consciousness science.

Dr Matthew Egbert. Synthetic biology, protocells and the origins of life. Minimal cognitive systems, adaptive behaviour and metabolism based behaviours.

Dr Luc Berthouze. Computational developmental neuroscience: criticality in neuronal systems, and relation to development. Motor development in infants and in machines: synergies, degree of freedom problem, freezing and freeing, developmental robotics

Prof Phil Husbands. Development of artificial nervous systems for robots, in particular, the development of biologically inspired behaviour generating networks incorporating virtual diffusible neuro-modulators; Evolutionary robotics; evolutionary and other stochastic search algorithms.

Dr Paul Graham. Computational modeling of the visual ecology of insects and biorobotic models of navigation.

Dr Thomas Nowotny. Information processing in nervous systems, in particular olfactory systems; Accurate conductance based neuron models, including dynamic clamp (hybrid systems) development; Computational neuroscience on GPUs.