Algorithms, Architectures and Applications of Artificial Neural Networks - with particular interests in Spiking Computation and Probabilistic Computation.
Novel Approaches to VLSI Design
Neural and other "funny" VLSI - to address problems of computation with the noisy, imperfect medium that is Deep-Sub-Micron VLSI.
Particular interests include bio-sensing and the interface between live nerve cells and silicon ships.
Silicon technology can now be integrated with sensors of temperature, pH, oxygen concentration and of biological molecules. This allows chips to be developed that can monitor the body from the inside and in great detail. This is the principle that drives the 2013-2018, 5.2M pounds sterling EPSRC Programme Grant Project, IMPACT - Implanted Microsystems for Personal Annt-Cancer Treatment.
Neural Computation and VLSI
Outside interests : Music (especially folk music - playing and listening) and Rupert Bear