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Dr James Rankin

Maths Lecturer

Email:

Telephone: 01392 724673 or 01392 725359

Extension: (Streatham) 4673 or (Streatham) 5359

Office: Harrison 276

I am a Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at the University of Exeter doing research in mathematical and computational neuroscience. My research interests include dynamical systems, bifurcation theory, modelling of sensory cortex (auditory and visual), perceptual bistability and experiments in auditory perception (psychoacoustics).

Postdoc
Andrea Ferrario working on EPSRC-funded project "Neural oscillator network modelling of auditory stream segregation"

PGR students
Vicky Clark, EPSRC-funded PhD student working on "Cortical network models to understand differential input response properties during active and silent states" co-supervised with Mick Craig
Farzaneh Darki, PhD student working on "Neural dynamics of perceptual competition" co-supervised with Pete Ashwin
Curtis Alcock, Masters by Research student working on "Can Shannon Entropy be used to measure mishearing and isolate the impact of reduced audibility from the underlying hearing loss?" co-supervised with Marc Goodfellow

Clinical secondee
Yusur Al-Nuaimi  working on "Connectivity within human skin: predictive modelling of hair loss patterns in Primary Cicatricial Alopecia"

Project students
Andrew Cox working on "Computational modelling of neural populations encoding visual motion"
Jo Fisher working on "Dynamical systems modelling of hair growth in health and disease" co-supervised with Marc Goodfellow and Yusur Al-Nuaimi

Current opening: PhD in Computational and Mathematical Neuroscience (EPSRC funded, 3.5 yrs, Sept 2019 start)

General information & apply:
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/index.php?id=3386

Project description:
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/codebox/phdprojects/Rankin-EPSRC-DTP-Project.pdf

Co-supervised with Prof Nick Lesica (UCL)

Closing date 13 May 2019.  Interviews will be held at the University of Exeter Streatham Campus during the week of 10 June 2019.

Current opening: PhD in Computational and Mathematical Biology (EPSRC funded, 3.5 yrs, Sept 2019 start)

General information & apply (funding is primarily targeted at UK students):
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/index.php?id=3386

Project description:
http://www.exeter.ac.uk/codebox/phdprojects/Tabak-EPSRC-DTP-Project.pdf

Closing date 13 May 2019.  Interviews will be held at the University of Exeter Streatham Campus during the week of 10 June 2019.

Co-supervised with Dr Joel Tabak (Medical School)