Since its founding in 1998, the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience division has made breakthroughs that have helped shape thinking in neuroscience and artificial intelligence.
The Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit is a research centre at University College London supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Its work includes theoretical and computational neuroscience, computational statistics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, where the threads are linked by a focus on the mathematical underpinnings of adaptive intelligent behavior.
The department maintains a unique and cohesive research culture that emphasizes interaction and collaboration within and outside the unit. We work closely with colleagues at the Sainsbury's Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (SWC) and the wider UCL neuroscience field, the Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (including the Centre for Artificial Intelligence), and companies and research institutions around the world. In 2020, he joined UCL's ELLIS Department, which is part of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems.
About two-thirds of PhD and post-doctoral alumni have gone on to build successful academic careers, while others have gone on to conduct research at companies such as DeepMind, itself founded by University of London students.