Teaching

I currently teach on the following courses:

  • Intelligence in Animals and Machines
  • Research Methods in Neuroscience (Physics for Neuroscientists section)

I have previously taught courses in Computational Neuroscience, Neural Networks, Mathematical Methods for Complex Systems, Adaptive Behaviour and Robotics

I have supervised 10 doctoral students and more than 30 MSc theses. Current doctoral students:

  • Alex Dewar
  • Paul Calcraft
  • Chris Johnson
  • Anne Templeton

Previous doctoral students:

  • Alex Churchill. "Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimisation of the Tool Selection Problem" Now: Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen Mary University London, UK
  • Nicholas Tomko: "Separating what is Evaluated from what is Selected in Artificial Evolution". Now: Data Scientist, Facebook, US
  • Dan Bush: "Reconciling STDP with Rate-coded Hebbian Learning Models of the Hippocampus" Now: Postdoctoral Fellow, Insitute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
  • Olena Riabinina"Visually guided navigation of insects". Now: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Sensory Biology, The Johns Hopkins University, US
  • Edgar Bermudez Contreras: "Active Object Categorisation in Robots". Now: Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at Lethbridge University, Canada
  • Saqib Khan. "Neural Basis of Motion Perception". Now: Centers of Excellence in Science & Applied Technology, Pakistan

I have examined more than 15 vivas in robotics, evolutionary computation, computational neuroscience, agent-based modelling and computational biology.