Biography

I am a Post-doctoral Research Associate to Professor Bard Ermentrout in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh. I hold a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from the University of New South Wales (2013). My undergraduate training spans Computer Science (1994) and Psychology (2007). My research uses computer modelling to explore the functional role of pattern formation in neural systems. The aim is to elucidate the mechanisms by which neurons self-organize to encode perception and behaviour.

Qualifications

PhD, University of New South Wales (2013)
BSc (hons) Psychology, University of Sydney (2007)
PG Dip Psychology, University of Sydney (2006)
BSc (hons) Computer Science, University of Sydney (1994)
BSc Mathematical Science, University of Adelaide (1989)

Collaborators

Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburgh, Dept of Mathematics.
Youngmin Park, University of Pittsburgh, Dept of Mathematics.
Joel Pearson, University of New South Wales, School of Psychology.
Wilson Truccolo, Brown University, Dept of Neuroscience.
Michael Rule, Brown University, Dept of Neuroscience.
Michael Breakspear, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane.
Pulin Gong, University of Sydney, School of Physics.
Tjeerd Boonstra, University of New South Wales, School of Psychiatry.
Norm Ferns, York University, Toronto.
Andreas Daffertshofer, VU University, Amsterdam.