About

I’m Richard, a software developer at IBM. I work in Hursley in the Emerging Technology Services department (NB: the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent IBM’s positions, strategies or opinions). I’m currently working on a machine learning project using IBM’s TrueNorth neuromorphic hardware.

Previously I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, in the Computational Neuroscience unit, and before that I did a PhD at Newcastle University in Marcus Kaiser‘s neuroinformatics lab. I also play and write about music (mostly metal).

While at Newcastle I wrote a simulator for modelling local field potentials (LFPs) in cortical networks: the Virtual Electrode Recording Tool for EXtracellular potentials (VERTEX). You can view the paper here (open access), and visit the accompanying web-site (for downloads and tutorials).