wolpert.jpg Daniel Wolpert FMedSci FRS. Daniel qualified as a medical doctor in 1989. He joined John Stein's group in the Physiology Department of Oxford University where he received his D.Phil. in 1992. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT in Mike Jordan's group. He joined the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology as a Lecturer in 1995, and in 2005 moved to the University of Cambridge as Professor of Engineering (1875). He is a fellow of Trinity College. In 2013 he was appointed to the Royal Society Noreen Murray Research Professorship in Neurobiology

He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2004 and a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2012.

He was awarded the Royal Society Francis Crick Prize Lecture (2005), the Minerva Foundation Golden Brain Award (2010) and gave the Fred Kavli Distinguished International Scientist Lecture at the Society for Neuroscience (2009).

His group is primarily funded by a Senior Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust.

A copy of his CV can be found here
tel: +44 (0) 1223 748 530
fax: +44 (0) 1223 332 662
e-mail: wolpert@eng.cam.ac.uk
Office: room BE4-42, directions can be found here

Research Staff

James Ingram James Ingram received a BSc in zoology from the University of Melbourne in 1997 and a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Cambridge in 2012. He joined the group in March 2000. His research interests include the sensorimotor control of the arm and hand in humans, especially as it relates to object manipulation and tool use. His technical interests include the development of virtual reality and robotic systems for use in the study of human movement.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 48514, jni20@cam.ac.uk
Cambridge Neuroscience Profile


Daniel McNamee Daniel McNamee received a PhD in Computation and Neural Systems from the California Institute of Technology and then subsequently joined the group in March 2015. He studies the neural and computational principles by which people develop internal representations of their environment.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1223 748520, dcm43@cam.ac.uk

Scott Yang Scott Yang received a PhD in Physics with John Bechhoefer from Simon Fraser University in Canada. He joined the group in November 2012. He is interested in understanding how humans learn on both behavioural and computational levels through models of ideal observer and actor. He is currently studying active learning in humans using a visual discrimination task.
Contact: schy2@cam.ac.uk, Scott's Homepage

Ronald van den Berg Ronald van den Berg received an MSc and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and worked as a postdoctoral associate in the Theoretical Neuroscience Laboratory at the Baylor College of Medicine. He joined the Wolpert lab in January 2013. His research interests include modelling of visual perception, decision-making, and working memory. He is currently studying working memory in the context of motor actions.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1223 748503, rv284@cam.ac.uk, Ronald's homepage

Research Assistant

Sae Franklin became a research assistant in the group in November 2010. She previously worked as a researcher examining human face movement at the ATR Human Information Science Laboratories. She is currently studying the mechanisms of motor learning by observing changes in trajectories, force, endpoint stiffness and muscle activity during reaching movements and interactions with objects.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 48512, sf394@cam.ac.uk

Graduate Students

Mohsen Sadeghi received BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, in Iran. He joined the Wolpert lab in January 2014 as a PhD? candidate. He is generally interested in computational mechanisms of sensory motor control system in human
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 48511, ms2145@cam.ac.uk

Hannah Sheahan She joined the Wolpert lab in October 2014 as a PhD? candidate.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 48511, hrs40@cam.ac.uk

Suyi Zhang She joined the Wolpert lab in October 2014 as a PhD? candidate.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 48511, sz321@cam.ac.uk

Group Leaders

David Franklin worked as a researcher in the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience which is part of the Computational Neuroscience Laboratories at ATR. He is interested in how we are able to develop models of the external world and use these to adapt our movements to new experiences. He is currently studying the adaptation of humans to novel force fields generated with a 2 degree-of-freedom robotic manipulandum.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 48516 dwf25@cam.ac.uk, David's Homepage

Ben Seymour Ben Seymour trained in medicine at Manchester University, and after junior medical training, completed his PhD studying Reinforcement Learning and pain / aversive systems neuroscience at UCL with Ray Dolan and Karl Friston. Following specialist training in neurology at Addenbrookes hospital, he returned to continue full time research into the computational neuroscience of pain and aversive learning. He jointly holds a Wellcome Intermediate Clinical Fellowship in the Wolpert Lab, and Principle Investigator position at the Center for Information and Neural Networks at Osaka University, funded by the National Institute of Communications Technology, Japan.
Contact: bjs49@cam.ac.uk, Ben's Homepage


Diane Hazell is the CBL Senior administrator. She has 13 years of scientific/academic administrative experience and has a diploma in Business Administration. Diane joined CBL in 2008 after the closure of the Section for Earth Observation at the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, Monks Wood where Diane provided administrative support.
Contact (8.30am-4.30pm): Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 48529, dsu21@cam.ac.uk

Research Laboratory Technician

Sebastien Cosnefroy is the CBL Research Laboratory Technician. He joined CBL in June 2014. He has Diplomas in Electronics Engineering and has worked in technical support as a test/repair engineer before designing Multi-axis CNC welding machines for the Ciment and Steel industry. He has worked in the various departments of the University of Cambridge, supporting research for the last 5 years. Seb is interested in machine design, computing and science.
Contact (8.30am-5pm): Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 48512, sjfc2@cam.ac.uk

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