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Research Interests

Computational neuroscience, Bayesian models for perception and decision-making, neural coding, computational psychiatry.

Qualifications

2002PhD in Computational Neuroscience Paris, VI University
 Thesis title: Theoretical study of center/surround modulations of V1 receptive fields: circuits, dynamics and perceptual correlates
1997

MSc Knowledge Based Systems, University of Sussex

1996

BSc Computing and Electrical Engineering, ISEP

Biography

I am currently a lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US) at ANC, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK (since July 2006). I was born in France near Bordeaux in 1974. I moved to Versailles in 1991 to study maths and physics, and to Paris in 1993 to study Computing and Electronical Engineering. I graduated in 1996 from the Institut Superieur d'Electronique de Paris (ISEP). I spent 1995-1996 in COGS, at the University of Sussex, Brighton (UK) from which I received a M.Sc. degree in knowledge Based Systems (Artificial Intelligence). I subsequently graduated in Biomathematics (DEA, equivalent M.Sc) from the Universite de Paris VI. I did my PhD in Computational Neuroscience, at U. N. I. C., Gif-sur Yvette, France, with Yves Fregnac and Jean Lorenceau. My work focussed on the non-classical properties (contextual modulations) of the receptive fields of primary visual cortex neurons and their perceptual correlates. From 2002 to 2004, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Alex Pouget at the University of Rochester, NY, USA. I then joined Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL, in London, UK. In 2006-07, I spent 9 months in NYC, working at NYU with Eero Simoncelli.

Research students

Current PhD Students

Anthony Cruickshank

Nikos Gekas

Grigorios Sotiropoulos

Aistis Stankevicius

Aleksej Stolicyn

Vincent Valton

Stuart Yarrow

Previous PhD Students

Catherine Ojo (2010)
Betty Tijms (2012)

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