Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Bernard Evans, Engineer/Linguist/Neuroscientist Adelaide, Australia Higher Education
Current:Department of Physiology, University of Adelaide. PhD Student (2018).
2011 - 2014 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences
2001 - 2004 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems).
Educational Technology and Computing Neurosciences Software Engineering
I am a post-doctoral researcher in Dr Steven Wiederman's Visual Physiology and Neurobotics Laboratory. My main areas of research focus are:
1) Electrophysiological Recording and Computational Modelling of Dragonfly (Hemicordulia) visual neurons.
As a adept electrophysiologist, I have investigated (and continue to investigate) visual neurons found the in the third optic neuropil of the dragonfly brain. Of these neurons I have two main focuses, firstly widefield neurons which respond to coherent motion across the dragonfly's eye and secondly target neurons which respond to small objects (1-3 degrees) moving within the dragonfly's field of view. My particular interest is in how these neurons encode information in complex scenes including background clutter and motion.
2) Deep Learning Networks
In my current role, I am investigating the application of deep learning networks combined with algorithms inspired from research in insect brains to produce systems which are able to successfully track small objects using very little computational power.
Language Competency German Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2014 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences 2001 - 2004 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems)
Year Citation 2019 Evans, B., O'Carroll, D., Fabian, J., & Wiederman, S. (2019). Differential Tuning to Visual Motion Allows Robust Encoding of Optic Flow in the Dragonfly. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 39(41), 8051-8063.
2019 Lancer, B., Evans, B., Fabian, J., O'Carroll, D., & Wiederman, S. (2019). A Target-Detecting Visual Neuron in the Dragonfly Locks on to Selectively Attended Targets. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 39(43), 8497-8509.
2018 Evans, B., O'Carroll, D., Fabian, J., & Wiederman, S. (2018). Differential adaptation to visual motion allows robust encoding of optic flow in the dragonfly.
2018 Lancer, B., Evans, B. J., Fabian, J., O'Carroll, D., & Wiederman, S. (2018). Target-detecting neurons in the dragonfly lock on to selectively attended targets.
I regularly teach in Computer Science (casual position) and have lectured in the following subjects:
- Algorithm Design and Data Structures (Level 1)
- Introduction to Software Engineering (Level 1)
- Algorithm and Data Structure Analysis (Level II)
- Systems Programming (Level 2)
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor Neurobiotics Inspired UAV Mountable Tracking Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hamish Christopher Pratt
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