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Research Profile

I'm a computer science major that has migrated over to computational neuroscience over the years. Currently, I research plasticity - structural, and synaptic, Hebbian, and homoeostatic - and associative memory.

Among other tools, I use the NEST neural simulator quite a bit. I prefer Python to Matlab, and Open source software to proprietary tools in general.

I am part of the team that builds and maintains NeuroFedora. Our goal is to provide a large set of neuroscience software to users in an easy, ready to use way---via the Fedora Linux distribution.

Ph.D. candidate at Herts

(2014 - present)

PhD candidate in computational neuroscience at the Biocomputation group at the University of Hertfordshire.

Supervisor: Dr. Volker Steuber

Masters by Research: UTS, Sydney

(2012 - 2014)

I completed my ME (by research) at the University of Technology, Sydney. I studied and modelled neuron sets that are related to navigation in the mammalian brain using the ROS robotic framework. I worked on head direction cells, place cells, grid cells, and boundary cells.

Supervisor: Dr. Jack Wang

Thesis: Bio inspired navigation in a mobile dynamic environment

Resume

My resume can be found here.

Publications

My publications can be seen on a separate page.

Achievements/Awards/Grants

  1. University of Hertfordshire post graduate research travel grant, 2016
  2. University of Hertfordshire Ph.D. studentship, 2015
  3. UTS Vice chancellor's research grant, 2014
  4. UTS FEIT research travel grant, 2014