Mark van Rossum 's Webpage
Reader at the School of
Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Associate member of the Centre for Integrative Physiology and of the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems
Contact me: mvanross <at> inf.ed.ac.uk
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Room 2.52, 10 Crichton Street,
Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Map and directions
My research area is computational neuroscience. I use
computational and mathematical techniques to understand
the working of the brain. I hope that, like in physics, it
will be possible to find simple underlying principles of
the brain's functioning.
Here you find the official webpages of the Neural Computation (NC) course (these pages are local access only).
The Lecture notes for Neural Computation are available here to all.
The Lecture notes Formal Modelling Cognitive Science are for a first year course.
They also serve as a maths refresher for NC students.
Old pages Distributed Computation for Cognition (DCFC) course. (03/04)
Currently I have no openings. A number of self-funded possiblities exist:
- Many funding councils (MRC, EPSRC) have options for fellowships, in particular for people wanting to shift careers.
- Also check this interdisplinary fellowship from HFSP
I'm happy to sponsor applications for such fellowships and in the past I have been successful doing so.
Students looking for a PhD position are best served by our own Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). Non-UK students might check-out the DTC's sister programme, EuroSPIN, weblink
We are mainly looking for people with an excellent background in physics, mathematics, or computer science.
Here is a brief FAQ about switching to neural computation from physics or math (based on own experiences).
Please check the follow links for general policies and funding: Informatics , ANC.
List of possible projects (local access only)
Phd-Students (in our program all students have 2
| Publications by year
Publications by topic
Code of finished projects can be found here. However, the code will be
messy and largely uncommented.