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Research Fellow Position, University of Surrey, Post Ref 7895

A Research Fellow (Post-Doc) to work on a cross-disciplinary
research project in the fields of computational neuroscience,
nature-inspired computation and machine learning on developing is required.

“General-Purpose Learning Algorithms for Spiking Neural Networks”

in the Nature-Inspired Computing and Engineering(NICE) Group within the
Computing Department of the University of Surrey.


Bionics (also known as biomimetics, biognosis, biomimicry, or bionical creativity engineering) is the application of methods and systems found in nature to the study and design of engineering systems and modern technology.Some dictionaries, however, explain the word as being formed from “biology” + “electronics”.

The transfer of technology between lifeforms and synthetic constructs is desirable because evolutionary pressure typically forces natural systems to become highly optimized and efficient. A classical example is the development of dirt- and water-repellent paint (coating) from the observation that the surface of the lotus flower plant is practically unsticky for anything (the lotus effect). Examples of bionics in engineering include the hulls of boats imitating the thick skin of dolphins; sonar, radar, and medical ultrasound imaging imitating the echolocation of bats.