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 7 48521, dcm43@cam.ac.uk

Greg Sotiropoulos Greg Sotiropoulos has a BSc in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience, both from the University of Edinburgh. His doctoral research was on vision as Bayesian inference and the learning of prior probabilities in motion perception. He has also worked as a Research Associate with Peggy Series and Aaron Seitz, modelling the generalization (transfer) or disruption of perceptual learning across stimuli, tasks and retinal locations. His general interest is learning of all kinds.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 48512, gs583@cam.ac.uk

Research Assistants

Alex Pantelides received his BSc in Biochemistry from Imperial College London and an MSc in Neuroscience from the University of Oxford. He joined the Wolpert Lab as a research assistant in March 2017.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 48512, acp72@cam.ac.uk

Francisco Vargas holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh. He joined the Wolpert Lab as a research assistant in May 2017.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 48512, fav25@cam.ac.uk

Goda Zalalyte holds a BSc in Psychology from Royal Holloway University of London and an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience from University College London. She joined the Wolpert lab as a research assistant in January 2016.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 48512, gmz20@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 Hannah Sheahan received a BE(Hons) in Mechatronics Engineering from The University of Auckland, New Zealand. She joined the Wolpert lab in October 2014 as a PhD candidate and is interested in the computational processes that underlie sensorimotor learning.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0)1223 7 48511, hrs40@cam.ac.uk

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

James Heald joined the Wolpert lab in October 2015 as a PhD candidate.
Contact: Tel: +44 (0) 1223 7 48511, jbh40@cam.ac.uk

Group Leaders

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

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