ICL Professor of Computer Engineering
What are your research interests?
Neural systems engineering, brain modelling, VLSI design, energy-efficient computing
What is the focus of your current research?
The SpiNNaker project – currently the world’s largest neuromorphic computing platform
What are some projects or breakthroughs you wish to highlight?
SpiNNaker, real-time cortical microcircuit model
What memberships and awards do you hold/have you held in the past?
CBE, FRS, FREng, DFBCS, FIET, IEEE Fellow, Member Academia Europaea, Computer History Museum Fellow Award honouree
RAEng Silver Medal, IET Faraday Medal, Millenium Technology Prize laureate, IEEE Computer Pioneer Award, BCS Lovelace Medal, Royal Society Mullard Award, US NAE Charles Stark Draper Award
DSc (hon.) Edinburgh, Anglia Ruskin, Queen’s Belfast
What is the biggest challenge in Data Science and AI right now?
Understanding the brain.
What real world challenges do you see Data Science and AI meeting in the next 25 years?
Advancing our understanding of the brain and applying that to develop new treatments for brain diseases and to overcome current AI roadblocks.