Bernard Evans

Bernard Evans

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).

Research Interests:
Educational Technology and Computing Neurosciences Software Engineering

BAE Systems,
RLM Management

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.


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)

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