Centre for Health and Bioinformatics

Profile

Dr Peter Taylor

Lecturer / UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

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. I began an open-ended lectureship in in 2018 and secured a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship in 2020. I have also held an honorary position at University College London since 2016. I am Associate Editor at PLoS Computational Biology.

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 based in the School of Computing Science, in the Interdisciplinary Computing and Complex BioSystems (ICOS) group and I co-lead the CNNP Lab.  

Links

http://www.cnnp-lab.com

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Area of expertiseComputer modelling, Neuroimaging, Complex networks, EEG, Epilepsy, Brain injury

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