People

The “Brains on Board” project team consists of:

Investigators

James Marshall (Principal Investigator)
James Marshall (Principal Investigator)Professor of Theoretical and Computational Biology
University of Sheffield
Mikko Juusola
Mikko JuusolaProfessor of Systems Neuroscience
University of Sheffield
Lars Chittka
Lars ChittkaProfessor of Behavioural and Sensory Ecology
Queen Mary University of London
Thomas Nowotny
Thomas NowotnyProfessor of Informatics
University of Sussex
Andrew Philippides
Andrew PhilippidesProfessor of Biorobotics
University of Sussex
Paul Graham
Paul GrahamProfessor of Neuroethology
University of Sussex
Eleni Vasilaki
Eleni VasilakiProfessor of Computational Neuroscience & Neural Engineering
University of Sheffield
Michael Mangan
Michael ManganLecturer in Machine Learning and Robotics
University of Sheffield

Researchers

Alex Cope
Alex CopeResearch Fellow
University of Sheffield
Jouni Takalo
Jouni TakaloResearch Associate
University of Sheffield
Joe Woodgate
Joe WoodgateResearch Associate
Queen Mary University of London
Alex Dewar
Alex DewarResearch Fellow
University of Sussex
James Bennett
James BennettResearch Fellow
University of Sussex
Jamie Knight
Jamie KnightResearch Fellow
University of Sussex
Qingshan Shan
Qingshan ShanResearch Associate
University of Sheffield
HaDi MaBouDi
HaDi MaBouDiResearch Associate
University of Sheffield

Research Students

Fadl Isa
Fadl IsaPhD Student
University of Sheffield
Joni Kemppainen
Joni KemppainenPhD Student
University of Sheffield
Ben Scales
Ben ScalesPhD Student
University of Sheffield
Fabian Steinbeck
Fabian SteinbeckPhD Student
University of Sussex
Vincent Gallo
Vincent GalloPhD Student
Queen Mary University of London
Joanna Brebner
Joanna BrebnerPhD Student
Queen Mary University of London
Alice Bridges
Alice BridgesPhD Student
Queen Mary University of London
Keivan Razban Haghighi
Keivan Razban Haghighi PhD Student
University of Sheffield
Norbert Domcsek
Norbert DomcsekPhD Student
University of Sussex
Efstathios Kagioulis
Efstathios KagioulisPhD Student
University of Sussex
Stefan Meyer
Stefan MeyerPhD Student
University of Sussex
Blayze Millward
Blayze MillwardPhD Student
University of Sheffield
James McManus
James McManusPhD Student
University of Sheffield

Project Administrator

Joanne Seal
Joanne SealSenior Research Support Officer (on leave)
University of Sheffield
Carla Teale
Carla TealeSenior Research Support Officer
University of Sheffield

Technical Support

Neville Dearden
Neville DeardenBeekeeper
University of Sheffield

Former Members

Dr. Chelsea Sabo
Dr. Chelsea Sabo
University of Sheffield
Vera Vasas
Vera Vasas
Queen Mary University of London
Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly
University of Sheffield
Georgios Parthymos
Georgios Parthymos
University of Sheffield
Lucy Moffatt
Lucy Moffatt
University of Sheffield
Michael Port
Michael Port
University of Sheffield

Advisory Board:

The BoB project reports formally on an annual basis to its Advisory Board:

  • Robert Deaves (Chair), System Architect/Engineer, Dyson
  • Jerome Bouvard, Education Program Manager, Parrot Drones SAS
  • Guido de Croon, Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology
  • Rod Evans, Business Development Manager, NVIDIA
  • Chrisantha Fernando, Research Scientist, Google DeepMind
  • Aron Kisdi, AI Engineer, GMV
  • Mirko Kovac, Senior Lecturer in Aeronautics, Imperial College London
  • Adrian Smith, Chief Scientific Officer, Animal Dynamics
  • Victoria Mico Egea, Senior Portfolio Manager, EPSRC
  • Barbara Webb, Professor of Biorobotics, University of Edinburgh
  • Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics, Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Industry and Academic Partners:

The BoB project is supported by a number of industrial and academic collaborators:

Dr. Andrew Barron
Dr. Andrew BarronBiological Science Department
Macquarie University
Professor Andrew Straw
Professor Andrew StrawInstitut für Biologie II
Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

Partnering Projects:

Human Brain Project
Human Brain Project