Dr. Luke Y. Prince

Luke has been a postdoctoral researcher in LiNCLab since January 2018, where he has been developing models of population dynamics in calcium imaging data using hierarchical variational autoencoders. Since July 2020, he has been undertaking a MITACS Accelerate research placement at BIOS Health.

He is interested in understanding the principles governing how the brain learns useful representations of the outside world, and keenly follows how machine learning researchers tackle this problem with self-supervised learning techniques.

From 2013-17, he conducted his PhD research into cholinergic modulation of hippocampal microcircuits with Prof. Jack Mellor and Prof. Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova at the University of Bristol as part of the 4-year Wellcome Trust Neural Dynamics PhD programme. Prior to this he completed an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh, and a BSc in Psychology at UCL.