School of Computing

Staff Profiles

Dr Peter Taylor

Background

Introduction

I trained in computer science and software engineering before doing a masters degree in computational molecular biology in Manchester.  I completed my PhD in 2013, studying dynamical systems theory and computational modelling in epilepsy with Gerold Baier.  I have since undertaken postdoctoral work at NTU Singapore, MGH Boston, and in Newcastle before starting a faculty fellowship in Newcastle in 2015.

Research

My research is focused on using computational methods to understand brain function and in the case of disease, brain dysfunction.  I use methods from mathematical modelling, dynamical systems and graph theory to investigate complex brain network dynamics.  I use functional data such as EEG, MEG and fMRI in addition to structural data derived from MRI and diffusion MRI.

Primarily I work on epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.

Environment

I am jointly based in the Institute of Neuroscience (Faculty of Medical Sciences), and the School of Computing Science (School of Agriculture & Engineering).  In the Institute of Neuroscience I work with Dr Rob Forsyth, consultant neurologist at the RVI and senior lecturer. Within Computing Science I am based in the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) group.  

Links

Google Scholar

https://sites.google.com/view/peternealtaylor/


Research

Research

My research is focused on using computational methods to understand brain function and in the case of disease, brain dysfunction.  I use methods from mathematical modelling, dynamical systems and graph theory to investigate complex brain network dynamics.  I use functional data such as EEG, MEG and fMRI in addition to structural data derived from MRI and diffusion MRI.
Primarily I work on epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.

Publications