UCL Division of Biosciences


Adam Tyson (SWC): Software Tools for Systems Neuroscience @ INCF/OCNS Software WG session

09 July 2024, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Adam Tyson

This event is free.

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Ankur Sinha

Adam Tyson, from the Neuroinformatics Unit at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, will talk about the software tools that their group develops at the next INCF/OCNS Software Working Group (WG) session on 9 July at 16:00 BST. There will be a Q&A/discussion session after the presentation, followed by any WG business.

WG Meeting: 9 July 2024 - Software Tools for Systems Neuroscience (Adam Tyson)

Zoom link: WG meeting - 9 July 2024: Software Tools for Systems Neuroscience (Adam Tyson)

About the Speaker

Adam Tyson

Head Research Engineer at UCL (Sainsbury Wellcome Centre & Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit)

Adam Tyson is the Head Research Engineer at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre and Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at University College London. He established the Neuroinformatics Unit, a research software engineering team dedicated to developing robust, maintainable, and user-friendly software tools for neuroscience and machine learning. Adam completed a PhD in neuroscience at King's College London before working as a software developer at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre.

Understanding the brain requires processing and analysing large, multidimensional datasets. Systems neuroscience, in particular, has undergone a drastic transformation, with individual labs now commonly generating terabytes or even petabytes of data annually. While there has been an increase in software tools to process this data, many of these tools are single-purpose, inadequately maintained, or poorly integrated with the broader software ecosystem. This talk will outline some of the tools we are developing for computational neuroanatomy, video behavioural analysis, and data management.




Neuroinformatics Unit

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

Gatsby Computational Neuroscience