Computational Learning and Memory Group
Sina Tootoonian joined the group as a postdoc in 2012. He
did his PhD on data analysis and modeling of the locust olfactory
system in the lab of Gilles Laurent at Caltech and at the MPI for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany. He is interested in normative
models of olfactory processing.
Guillaume Hennequin joined the group as a postdoc in 2012 on a fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. He
holds a PhD in computational neuroscience from the
EPFL where he studied in the lab of
Wulfram Gerstner. Guillaume is
interested in the dynamics of balanced cortical circuits, and how
these support complex computations. He also maintains an active
interest in synaptic plasticity.
Johannes Friedrich joined the group as a postdoc in 2013 on a fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. He obtained his PhD at the University of Bern where he studied in the computational neuroscience lab of Walter Senn. Previously, Johannes had studied physics at the Universities of Würzburg and Toronto. His current interests are in normative models of decision making in the face of uncertainty and the underlying mechanisms of synaptic plasticity.
David Barrett joined the group as a postdoc in 2014. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience and Machine Learning from the Gatsby Unit at UCL (supervised by Peter Latham and Peter Dayan). Before coming to Cambridge, he held a joint-research position at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris and the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon. His work is at the interface of neural network theory, neural computation and disease. In particular, he is interested in the impact of neuron death on optimal computation and learning in balanced networks.
Dylan Festa joined the group as a PhD student in 2012 after having obtained a Masters in Physics at the University of Pisa and worked as an Erasmus Scholar in Fred Wolf's Theoretical Neuroscience group at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen.
Ryutaro Tanno joined the group as an MPhil student (preceded by a summer internship) in 2014. He has obtained an MSc in Cambridge (Part III) and a BSc at Imperial College in Mathematics.
, postdoc (2011-2013)
currently postdoc at MRC LMB
with Tiago Branco
, postdoc (2010-2013)
currently independent postdoc as an ISTFELLOW
at IST Austria
, MSc, PhD (1998-2008), postdoc (Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow) (2010-2012)
currently group leader at Wigner Institute,
Budapest, on a Momentum
grant from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
, postdoc (2008-2010)
currently group leader at the Department of Physiology
, University of Bern, on an Ambizione
grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation
, MSc (Churchill Scholar) (2011-2012)
currently PhD student at Princeton
, MSc (2007-2009)
currently data scientist at Balderton Capital
, Dept Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Center for Visual Science, U Rochester
, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Biology
, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL
, Dept Cognitive Science, Central European University
human psychophysics, in vivo
ferret multiunit electriophysiology
, MRC Cognition and Brain Unit, Cambridge
human recognition memory
, Lab of Neuronal Signaling, Inst Experimental Medicine, Hun Acad Sci in vitro
, Dept Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, U Cambridge in vitro
rat and mouse hippocampal and cortical circuit electrophysiology
, Dept Engineering, U Cambridge
human psychophsyics, motor control