Professor Bruce Graham

Emeritus Professor

Computing Science University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Bruce Graham

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About me

I am Emeritus Professor of Computing Science in the Division of Computing Science & Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Stirling in Scotland, U.K. I am a member of the Biological Modelling Research Group, the Data Science and Intelligent Systems Research Group and the university-wide research programme in "Contextual learning and processing in humans and machines". My research interests principally are in computational neuroscience, focussing on the operation and function of neurons and neural networks.

Research (2)

The Computational Capabilities of Nervous Systems: My research concerns understanding the information processing capabilities of biological nervous systems and how they may provide high-level cognitive function. As computers become more powerful, and experimental knowledge of the nervous system grows, the opportunity to formulate and then to simulate theories of nervous system operation increases. This approach can be used to test how theories of cognitive function may be implemented by a biological nervous system. It can also lead from a better understanding of the computational capabilities of the nervous system to new theories of cognitive function. My work covers nervous system modelling at many levels - from just a part of a single neuron, to networks of neurons. Recent work takes ideas from contextual processing in the neocortex to create new forms of artificial neural networks that process information "in context". This builds on the seminal research of Bill Phillips and Jim Kay, as detailed in Kay and Phillips, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 2010.

Projects

Balancing resource and energy usage for optimal performance in neural system
PI: Professor Bruce Graham
Funded by: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Dynamical information processing in a neuronal microcircuit
PI: Professor Bruce Graham
Funded by: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Outputs (118)

Outputs

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Book Chapter

Thompson TL & Graham B (2021) A more-than-human approach to researching AI at work: Alternative narratives for human and AI co-workers. In: Bonderup Dohn N, Jørgen Hansen J, Børsen Hansen S, Ryberg T & de Laat M (eds.) Conceptualizing and innovating education and work with networked learning. Research in Networked Learning. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, pp. 171-187. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-85241-2_10

Article

Carvalho JS, Graham B, Maisels F, Williamson EA, Wich S, Sop T & Kühl HS (2021) Predicting Range Shifts of African Apes and Effectiveness of Protected Areas under Global Change Scenarios. Gorilla Journal: Journal of Berggorilla and Regenwald Direkthilfe, (63), pp. 16-18. https://www.berggorilla.org/en/journal/issues/journal-no-63/article-view/?tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=1122&tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=2dfbe478198e47c1aee86e0a678e0ccd

Conference Proceeding

Thompson T & Graham B (2020) More-than-human approach to researching AI at work: Alternative narratives for AI and networked learning. In: De Laat M, Ryberg T, Bonderup Dohn N, Hansen SB & Hansen JJ (eds.) NETWORKED LEARNING 2020: Proceedings for the 12th International Conference on Networked Learning. Networked Learning Conference Proceedings, 12. Twelfth International Conference on Networked Learning 2020, Online, 18.05.2020-20.05.2020. Kolding, Denmark: Aalborg University, pp. 293-300.

Conference Proceeding

Crescimanna V & Graham B (2020) The Variational InfoMax AutoEncoder. In: 2020 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) IJCNN 2020 - International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Glasgow, UK, 19.07.2020-24.07.2020. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN48605.2020.9207048

Conference Proceeding

Shiva AS, Gogate M, Howard N, Graham B & Hussain A (2017) Complex-valued computational model of hippocampal CA3 recurrent collaterals. In: Howard N, Wang Y, Hussain A, Widrow B & Zadeh L (eds.) 2017 IEEE 16th International Conference on Cognitive Informatics & Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC). 16th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics & Cognitive Computing - ICCI*CC 2017, Oxford, 26.07.2017-28.07.2017. Piscataway, NJ, USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc, pp. 161-166. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCI-CC.2017.8109745

Conference Proceeding

Saudargiene A, Jackevicius R & Graham B (2017) Interplay of STDP and Dendritic Plasticity in a Hippocampal CA1 Pyramidal Neuron Model. In: Lintas A, Rovetta S, Verschure P & Villa A (eds.) Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning – ICANN 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10613. ICANN 2017: Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning, Alghero, Italy, 11.09.2017-14.09.2017. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 381-388. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68600-4_44

Conference Proceeding

Yang Z, Gandhi VS, Karamanoglu M & Graham B (2015) Characterising information correlation in a stochastic Izhikevich neuron. In: Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks 2015. 2015. 2015 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Killarney, Ireland, 12.07.2015-17.07.2015. New York: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN.2015.7280534

Conference Proceeding

Michel C & Graham B (2015) Activity-dependent regulation decreases metabolic cost in the auditory brainstem. In: 2015 7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER 2015): Proceedings of a meeting held 22-24 April 2015, Montpellier, France. 2015 7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER 2015), Montpellier, France, 22.04.2015-24.04.2015. New York: IEEE, pp. 312-315. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7146622/; https://doi.org/10.1109/NER.2015.7146622

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Graham B (2013) Synaptic learning beyond STDP. NeuroEng 2013: Australian Workshop on Computational Neuroscience, Melbourne, Australia, 30.01.2013-31.01.2013. http://www.ee.unimelb.edu.au/neuroengineering/neuroeng2013/neuroeng-2013-booklet.pdf

Article

Crook SM, Bednar JA, Berger S, Cannon R, Davison AP, Djurfeldt M, Eppler J, Kriener B, Furber S, Graham B, Plesser HE, Schwabe L, Smith L, Steuber V & van Albada S (2012) Creating, documenting and sharing network models. Network: Computation in Neural Systems, 23 (4), pp. 131-149. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/0954898X.2012.722743; https://doi.org/10.3109/0954898X.2012.722743

Conference Proceeding

Guo L, Yang Z, Graham B & Zhang D (2012) Characterisation of information flow in an Izhikevich network. In: Huang T, Zeng Z, Li C & Leung C (eds.) Neural Information Processing: 19th International Conference, ICONIP 2012, Doha, Qatar, November 12-15, 2012, Proceedings, Part I. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7663. 19th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2012, Doha, Qatar, 12.11.2012-15.11.2012. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 392-400. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-34475-6_47#

Conference Proceeding

Cutsuridis V, Graham B, Cobb SR & Hasselmo ME (2011) Bio-inspired models of memory capacity, recall performance and theta phase precession in the hippocampus. In: Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. The 2011 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), San Jose, CA, USA, 31.07.2011-05.08.2011. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, pp. 3141-3148. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=6033637&abstractAccess=no&userType=inst; https://doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN.2011.6033637

Conference Proceeding

Graham B (2011) Synaptic dynamics influence the phase of a neural response. In: Proceedings of the 2011 7th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2011. 2011 Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), Adelaide, Australia, 06.12.2011-09.12.2011. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, pp. 79-84. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=6146550&abstractAccess=no&userType=inst; https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSNIP.2011.6146550

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Graham B, Saudargiene A, Cobb SR & Vida I (2011) Associational learning in cortical pyramidal cells. UKCI 2011: 11th Annual Workshop on Computational Intelligence, Manchester, UK, 07.09.2011-09.09.2011. http://ukci.cs.manchester.ac.uk/files/programme.pdf

Authored Book

Sterratt DC, Graham B, Gillies A & Willshaw DJ (2011) Principles of Computational Modelling in Neuroscience. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/life-sciences/neuroscience/principles-computational-modelling-neuroscience

Conference Paper

McGuinness J & Graham B (2011) The role and function of noise and neural heterogeneity in the integrated population response of the vestibulo-ocular reflex. Twentieth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting: CNS*2011, Stockholm, Sweden, 23.07.2011-28.07.2011. BMC Neuroscience, 12 (Supplement 1), p. P127. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2202-12-S1-P127

Book Chapter

Graham B, Cutsuridis V & Hunter R (2010) Associative Memory Models of Hippocampal Areas CA1 and CA3. In: Cutsuridis V, Graham B, Cobb S & Vida I (eds.) Hippocampal Microcircuits: A Computational Modeler's Resource Book. First ed. Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience, 5. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 459-494. http://www.springer.com/biomed/neuroscience/book/978-1-4419-0995-4; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0996-1_16

Edited Book

Cutsuridis V, Graham B, Cobb SR & Vida I (eds.) (2010) Hippocampal Microcircuits: A Computational Modeler's Resource Book. Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience, 5. New York: Springer. http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4419-0996-1/page/1

Conference Proceeding

Cutsuridis V, Cobb SR & Graham B (2009) How Bursts Shape the STDP Curve in the Presence/Absence of GABAergic Inhibition. In: Alippi C, Polycarpou M, Panayioutou C & Ellinas G (eds.) Artificial Neural Networks – ICANN 2009: 19th International Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, September 14-17, 2009, Proceedings, Part I. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5768. ICANN 2009: 19th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks: An Annual Conference of the European Neural Network Society, Limassol, Cyprus, 14.09.2009-17.09.2009. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 229-238. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-04274-4_24; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04274-4_24

Conference Paper

Cutsuridis V, Cobb SR & Graham B (2009) Modeling the effects of GABA-A inhibition on the spike timing-dependent plasticity of a CA1 pyramidal cell. CNS 2009 - Annual Meeting of the Organization for Computational Neurosciences: Berlin, Germany, Berlin, Germany, 18.07.2009-23.07.2009. BMC Neuroscience, 10 (Supplement 1), pp. 191-192. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2202-10-S1-P191.pdf; https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2202-10-S1-P191

Conference Paper

Graham B, Menzies J & Dutia MB (2009) Model of hyperpolarization dependent LTD in MVN neurons. CNS 2009: Annual Meeting of the Organization for Computational Neurosciences: Berlin, Germany, Berlin, Germany, 18.07.2009-23.07.2009. BMC Neuroscience, 10 (Supplement 1), pp. 205-205. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2202-10-S1-P205

Book Chapter

Graham B & Cutsuridis V (2009) Dynamical Information Processing in the CA1 Microcircuit of the Hippocampus. In: Heinke D & Mavritsaki E (eds.) Computational Modelling in Behavioural Neuroscience: Closing the Gap Between Neurophysiology and Behaviour. Advances in Behavioural Brain Science. Hove: Taylor and Francis (Psychology Press), pp. 1-20. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781841697383/

Other

Cutsuridis V (Editor), Wennekers T (Editor), Graham B (Editor), Vida I (Editor) & Taylor JG (Editor) (2009) Neural Networks, Special Issue: Cortical Microcircuits. Neural Networks, 22 (8). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/08936080/22/8

Conference Paper

Graham B, Menzies J & Dutia MB (2009) Model of hyperpolarization dependent LTD in MVN neurons. Eighteenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting: CNS*2009, Berlin, Germany, 18.07.2009-23.07.2009. BMC Neuroscience, 10 (Supplement 1), p. P205. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2202-10-S1-P205

Conference Proceeding

Cutsuridis V, Cobb SR & Graham B (2008) A CA2+ Dynamics Model of the STDP Symmetry-to-Asymmetry Transition in the CA1 Pyramidal Cell of the Hippocampus. In: Kurkova V, Neruda R & Koutnik J (eds.) Artificial Neural Networks - ICANN 2008 18th International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, September 3-6, 2008, Proceedings, Part II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5164. 18th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks –ICANN 2008, Prague, Czech Republic, 03.09.2008-06.09.2008. Berlin, Germany: Springer Verlag, pp. 627-635. http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-540-87558-1/#section=255244&page=1; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-87559-8_65

Conference Proceeding

Cutsuridis V, Cobb SR & Graham B (2008) Encoding and Retrieval in a CA1 Microcircuit Model of the Hippocampus. In: Kurkova V, Neruda R & Koutnik J (eds.) Artificial Neural Networks - ICANN 2008: 18th International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, September 3-6, 2008, Proceedings, Part II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5164. 18th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks –ICANN 2008, Prague, Czech Republic, 03.09.2008-06.09.2008. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag, pp. 238-247. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-87559-8_25#; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-87559-8_25

Conference Proceeding

Graham B & Stricker C (2008) Short Term Plasticity Provides Temporal Filtering at Chemical Synapses. In: Kurkova V, Neruda R & and KJ (eds.) Artificial Neural Networks - ICANN 2008: 18th International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, September 3-6, 2008, Proceedings, Part II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5164. 18th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks –ICANN 2008, Prague, Czech Republic, 03.09.2008-06.09.2008. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag, pp. 268-276. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-540-87559-8_28; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-87559-8_28

Conference Proceeding

Hunter R, Cobb SR & Graham B (2008) Improving Recall in an Associative Neural Network of Spiking Neurons. In: Marinaro M, Scarpetta S & Yamaguchi Y (eds.) Dynamic Brain - from Neural Spikes to Behaviors: 12th International Summer School on Neural Networks, Erice, Italy, December 5-12, 2007, Revised Lectures. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5286. Dynamic Brain - from Neural Spikes to Behaviors: 12th International Summer School on Neural Networks, Erice, Italy, December 5-12, 2007. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag, pp. 137-141. http://www.springerlink.com/content/q743140145461514/; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-88853-6_12

Conference Proceeding

Hunter R, Cobb SR & Graham B (2008) Improving Associative Memory in a Network of Spiking Neurons. In: Kurkova V, Neruda R & Koutnik J (eds.) Artificial Neural Networks - ICANN 2008: 18th International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, September 3-6, 2008, Proceedings, Part II. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5164. 18th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks –ICANN 2008, Prague, Czech Republic, 03.09.2008-06.09.2008. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag, pp. 636-645. http://www.springerlink.com/content/b98q662816538526/; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-87559-8_66

Article

Hennig MH, Postlethwaite M, Forsythe ID & Graham B (2008) Interactions between multiple sources of short-term plasticity during evoked and spontaneous activity at the rat calyx of Held. Journal of Physiology, 586 (13), pp. 3129-3146. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/120175119/abstract; https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2008.152124

Poster

Hennig MH, Postlethwaite M, Forsythe ID & Graham B (2006) A biophysical model of short-term plasticity at the calyx of Held. Fifteenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting: CNS*2006, Edinburgh, UK, 16.07.2006-20.07.2006. http://www.cnsorg.org/assets/docs/CNS_Program_books/2006booklet.pdf

Book Chapter

Kiddie G, McLean DR, van Ooyen A & Graham B (2005) Biologically plausible models of neurite outgrowth. In: van Pelt J, Kamermans M, Levelt C, van Ooyen A, Ramakers G & Roelfsema P (eds.) Development, dynamics and pathology of neuronal networks: from molecules to functional circuits. Progress in Brain Research, 147. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, pp. 67-80. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S007961230447006X

Poster

Hennig MH, Postlethwaite M, Forsythe ID & Graham B (2005) Modeling of short-term plasticity at the calyx of Held. Meeting of the American Society for Neuroscience 2005, Washington, DC, USA, 12.11.2005-16.11.2005. http://www.sfn.org/Annual-Meeting/Past-and-Future-Annual-Meetings/Abstract-Archive/Abstract-Archive-Search

Poster

McLean DR & Graham B (2005) Stability of a moving boundary problem of neurite elongation. European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology, ECMTB05, Dresden, Germany, 18.07.2005-22.07.2005. http://www.mafy.lut.fi/EcmiNL/older/ecmi36/node29.html

Poster

Graham B, Hennig MH, Billups B, Wong AYC & Forsythe ID (2005) Models of synaptic transmission at the calyx of held. WiR Workshop on Data-driven Modelling and Computation in Neuroscience 2005, Hohenwart, Germany, 08.05.2005-11.05.2005. http://www.dmspin.org/events/Flyer_DMCN05.pdf

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Kiddie G, van Ooyen A & Graham B (2004) Biologically plausible model of growing neurites. Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems. ICSC-NAISO Conference. 2004. (BICS 2004), Stirling, UK, 29.08.2004-01.09.2004. http://www.icsc-naiso.org/conferences/bics2004/program.pdf

Book Chapter

Graham B (2004) Dynamics of storage and recall in hippocampal associative memory networks. In: Erdi P, Esposito A, Marinaro M & Scarpetta S (eds.) Computational Neuroscience: Cortical Dynamics: 8th International Summer School on Neural Nets, Erice, Italy, October 31 - November 6, 2003 Revised Lectures. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3146. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 1-23. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-27862-7_1

Lecture

Forsythe ID, Wong AYC, Graham B & Billups B (2004) Activity-dependent modulation at an auditory relay synapse (Presentation) 4th Forum of European Neuroscience, FENS 2004, Lisbon, Portugal, 10.07.2004-14.07.2004. http://fens2004.neurosciences.asso.fr/posters/affich.html

Book Chapter

van Pelt J, Graham B & Uylings HBM (2003) Formation of dendritic branching patterns. In: van Ooyen A (ed.) Modeling Neuronal Development. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 75-94. http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/modeling-neural-development

Conference Proceeding

Graham B (2002) Multiple forms of activity-dependent plasticity enhance information transfer at a dynamic synapse. In: Dorronsoro J (ed.) Artificial Neural Networks — ICANN 2002: International Conference Madrid, Spain, August 28–30, 2002 Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2415. The 12th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2002, Madrid, Spain, 27.08.2002-30.08.2002. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 45-50. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/3-540-46084-5_8; https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-46084-5_8

Conference Proceeding

Graham B (1999) The effects of intrinsic noise on pattern recognition in a model pyramidal cell. In: ICANN 99. Ninth International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, 1999, Volume 2. Conference Publication, 470. ICANN 99. Ninth International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, 1999., Edinburgh, 07.09.1999-10.09.1999. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE, pp. 1006-1011. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=818069&sortType%3Dasc_p_Sequence%26filter%3DAND%28p_IS_Number%3A17688%29; https://doi.org/10.1049/cp%3A19991244

Conference Proceeding

Graham B & Willshaw DJ (1997) An associative memory model with probabilistic synaptic transmission. In: Bower J (ed.) Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research, 1997. Annual Computational Neuroscience Conference, Boston, MA, USA, 14.07.1996-17.07.1996. New York: Springer, pp. 315-319. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4757-9800-5_51; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-9800-5_51

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Teaching

Teaching

I teach a broad spectrum of computing science at undergraduate and Masters level, including HCI and Multimedia, Computer Games Technologies, Fundamental of Informatics, Databases. I regularly teach on Neuroinformatics summer schools, including the ongoing series of Baltic-Nordic Neuroinformatics schools.