Investigating chloride dynamics in neurological processing and epilepsy using computational methods

Currently doing his PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the University of Cape Town, Chris has a wonderfully weird background in machine learning, neuroscience, and psychology. He is fascinated by intelligence, and how this is ‘implemented’ in both biological and artificial intelligence.

The talk will cover some of Chris’ PhD work looking at fast inhibition’s effect on information processing in neurons and dendrites using biophysical models as well as on seizure dynamics using spiking neural networks.

Once upon a time, Chris was semi-professional in esports and table tennis, but now he spends most of his “extra” time creating AI to make life better or take over the world, depending on his mood.