Simeon Bamford

I'm a research and development engineer with iniLabs in Zurich.

Cells cultured over a silicon chip with a hole intended for patch-clamping A chip I designed during my PhD (right), alongside a commercial chip (left) ReNaChip being demonstrated at Future and Emerging Technologies Exhibition, Budapest, 2011 Simulation of mesoscopic model of recurrently-coupled bistable population dynamics, with histogram of states

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I find both the study of neural systems and the discipline of engineering them fascinating. I work as a neuromorphic engineer, creating electronic circuits which in some way mimic computation in animals' nervous systems. This is partly to help understand how brains work and partly to search for better ways of doing the kind of computing that nervous systems are good at, for example, sensing the environment and working out how to move around in it. The circuits are integrated on microchips, so they're manufactured in the same way as the processors in personal computers, but the design is very different, often using flows of electrical current to imitate the currents which flow through the nerve cells in our brains.

Academic CV

Peer-reviewed journal articles

The above article was the subject of an editorial for that issue: pdf The following paper departs from my neural engineering specialisation and concerns philosophy:

Peer-reviewed conference papers

Theses and related publications

Conference abstracts - not peer reviewed

Papers to which I made an acknowledged contribution

Layman's articles about my work

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