Gurney, Kevin, Professor PhD MSc

Professor Kevin Gurney, MSc, PhD is co-leader of the Adaptive Behaviour Research Group, where he focuses on computational modeling but interacts with, and supports, experimental work in human psychophysics, neuroscience and robotics. One of the hallmarks of his research is building models at different levels of description: from individual conductance-based neurons, through microcircuits of reduced neuron models and large scale spiking networks, to population-based (rate-coded) models with robotic embodiment, and abstract mathematical descriptions. He is a Director of the MSc in Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at Sheffield University and is chair of the Computing Committee. At postgraduate level he teaches computational neuroscience and contributes to the modules on neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience.