Simeon Bamford PhD

Simeon Bamford

Research Interests

I am interested in how neural networks rewire themselves during development, so that for example brain cells which are connected to each other when you're a baby might end up connected to different cells later on. I'm using as a prime example how the connections from light-sensitive cells on the back of the eye organise themselves in the same order as they project to different areas of the brain. I want to create silicon chips with circuitry which behaves a bit like brain cells, and I want to use these artificial neurons to demonstrate this rewiring behaviour. Silicon chips designed in this way might ultimately lead to better designs of computers, and I'm interested in how models systems like the ones I'm creating could be scaled up into useable systems.


Synaptic rewiring in neuromorphic VLSI for topographic map formation (PhD)