BSc (Hons) Physics, 1st University of Dundee (2014)
Theoretical Neuroscience & Artificial Intelligence (Stringer Lab)
My research interests are in the reproduction of specific processing capabilities of the human brain. With language being one of the most distinguishing feature of our species, I was drawn to the production of simulations of neural networks of a similar structure to the auditory brain. This research is undertaken in order to better understand the required processing of sound, neuronal connectivity and resulting neuron firing patterns which facilitate our understanding and learning of languages.
I am currently working with spiking neural network simulations of close to 10,000 neurons. These neural networks are being adapted for use with General Purpose Graphical Processing Units (GPGPUs) in order to produce high speed simulations of neuronal dynamics.