Computational Neuroscience and Neuromorphic Computing Team (CoNNeCT): Current group members

Prof Thomas Nowotny
Group Leader

Current Research Fellows

Dr. James "Jamie" Knight
Brains on Board
Dr. James "Jim" Bennett
Brains on Board
Dr. Alex Dewar
Brains on Board
Dr. Mario Pannunzi
Odor Objects / HBP SGA2
Garibaldi Pineda Garcia

Current DPhil/PhD Students

Norbert Domcsek
Bee- and ant-inspired autonomously navigating robot.
Efstathios "Stathis" Kagioulis
Computational models of visual navigation using auto-encoders.
Stefan Meyer
Visual processing for navigation.
Fabian Steinbeck
Computational models of bee brain circuits.
James Turner
GPU computing and error estimation in numerical simulations.
Felix Kern
Online Computational Electrophysiology.
Dan Price
Cellular basis of learning in an invertebrate model system.

Current MSc Students

Former members

Former Research Fellows

Dr. Esin Yavuz
Green Brain Project: Developing models of the bee olfactory system on massively parallel GPU hardware. GeNN simulator development.
Dr. Alan Diamond
Human Brain Project: Neuromorphic systems for large scale classification problems.
Dr. Michael Schmuker
Marie Curie Fellow: Neuromorphic Computing.
Dr. Christopher L. Buckley
Criticality in sensory systems, the moth pheromone subsystem
Dr. Andrei Zavada
Component concentration ratio detection in the moth pheromone subsystem

Completed Dphil/PhD

Dr. Manuel Baltieri
Dr. Ho Ka Chan
Asynchronous odour mixture perception (Odor Objects project, HFSP).
Dr. Gang ("Rick") Wu
GPU computing for the acceleration of FLIM (Fluorescent Lifetime Imaging Microscopy).
Dr. Michael Crossley (with George Kemenes and Kevin Staras)
Learning and memory in the pond snail lymnaea stagnalis
Dr. David Samu (with Anil Seth and George Kemenes)
Hybrid systems and large scale neural networks
Dr. Lucas Wilkins (with Daniel Osorio)
Aspects of color vision in evolution

Completed MSc Projects

2019 Mohannad Abu-Aisheh
2018 Ehsan Pour Yazdan Panah Kermani
Mushroom Bodies and Variance Encoding in Reinforcement Learning
Timothy Jose Sanmoogan
Bicycle recognition with machine learning
2016 Arnav Ray
Equivalence of biological and machine learning
2015 Haiming O Ou
Feature selection and classification of a chemical sensor arrays
2014 Divya Sivaram
Interface from the BRIAN simulator to the GeNN simulator.
Md Korban UI Akter
Feature selection for classifying spiked human breath samples with Enoses.
2013 Nicholas C. Hockings
Model of the human hand on GPUs.
Plutarco Naranjo
AI driven trading strategies for FOREX
Dylan Lentini
On the equivalence of biological and SVM learning in two class classification
2012 Swarup Karavadi
Multi-species Genetic Algorithm based Elastic Load Balancer for optimal Elastic Scale on the Cloud applied to an over the cloud turn based gaming engine
David Vardanjan
Using STDP clustering in a biomimetic neural network for handwritten digit classification on a Nvidia GPU
2011 Damien Drix
GPU implementation of neuronal networks
2010 David Samu
A high fidelity brain-machine interface in a hybrid system: Implementation, test and comparison of a real-time electrode-response compensation technique on a Dynamic Clamp system
2009 Neil Mather
3D Visualisation Software for Neural Networks: NeuroML interface for NeurAnim

Completed Final Year Projects

2019 Alessia Nigretti
Biofeedback-Driven Virtual Reality Tool
  Craig Gibbs
Biological vs Machine Learning: A comparison of artificially reconstructed Hebbian learning systems and SVM machine learning methods
  Yifan Zhou
Rendering engine combining Raytracing and Rasterizing
2018 Yunis Murad
Gain control in neural networks
  Vasyl Kodre
Visualising neuronal networks with Blender and Python
  Sze Yin Lai
Visualising neurons with Blender using its Python interface
2017 Daniel Saska
Fast methods for building accurate models of individual neurons (Brandwatch prize for best artificial intelligence project 2016)
2016 Daniel Hellawell
Applet for analysis and exploration of neurons
2015 James Turner
Spiking Neural Network Parallelisation and Optimisation on Heterogeneous Computer Architectures
2013 Philip Woods
Stock market strategies for small investors based on AI
2012 Steven Muggeridge
Neural Network Simulation Tool Using NVIDA CUDA
2011 Farrell Hayman
Java Audio Application
2010 Ioannis Limistiras
Web-based dynamic multimedia project
2008 Patrick Quish
Artificial Intelligence for PacMan