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Research Profile

I'm a computer science major that has migrated over to computational neuroscience over the years. I am interested in various areas of neuroscience---structural, synaptic, homeostatic plasticity; cortical and cerebellar processing; tools for neural modelling at various levels of detail and standardisation of computational models, and also the plethora of tools for data analysis.

I prefer Python to Matlab, and Open source software to proprietary tools.


Work

Research Fellow at the Silver Lab at UCL

(March 2020 - )

I am currently a research fellow at the Silver Lab at University College London. Apart from the research projects that are ongoing at the research group, I also focus on the development of the Open Source Brain platform and associated technologies.

Visiting Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire

(2014 - 2020)

I was a visiting lecturer at the School of Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics at UH. I taught on modules related to computing, and supervised undergraduate and post-graduate projects.


Education

Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience: UH Biocomputation

(2014 - 2020)

I earned my Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience at the Biocomputation group at the University of Hertfordshire.

Thesis: Structural Plasticity and Associative Memory in Balanced Neural Networks With Spike-Time Dependent Inhibitory Plasticity.

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


Volunteering

OCNS

(2019 - 2021)

I am a member of the Board of Directors for Organisation for Computational Neuroscience (OCNS), where I am in-charge of the web resources used by OCNS.

If you see an issue with any of the OCNS web resources, please let me know (or file an issue on Github here)


NeuroFedora: Free Software for Free Neuroscience

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.


Resume

My resume can be found here.

Publications

My publications can be seen on a separate page.