I was head of the Computational Intelligence (was Natural/Neural Computing) Research Group in this Department until I took over as Head of Department (now Division) in August 2008. My own primary interests are in early auditory processing, spike-based computing and the interconnection of real (cultured) neurons and electronics. I am chair of the UKCRC Grand Challenge GC-5 Architecture of the Brain and Mind.
In semester 1, 2013-4, I am teaching on
I have also organised the Digital media (DGM901) course, which runs in the Spring Semester, jointly organised by this Department, English Studies, and Film, media and Journalism.
I am also involved with recruitment of students for our courses.
Yes, I am a person with other interests too. I play jazz/blues/folk piano, though I'm not currently a member of any specific band.
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