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Dr Rui Ponte Costa

Dr Rui Ponte Costa

Dr Rui Ponte Costa
BEng, MSc, MRes, PhD

Lecturer in Computational Neuroscience and Machine Learning

Area of research

Computational neuroscience and machine learning

Office 3.26
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5428

Research summary

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You can find more information about our group here:

Neural & machine learning group


We are part of the Bristol Computational Neuroscience Unit.


Personal bio:

Rui did postdoctoral research in computational neuroscience & machine learning at the University of Oxford (UK) with Tim Vogels and the University of Bern (Switzerland) with Walter Senn. ​Before that he did his PhD at the University of Edinburgh (UK) as part of the Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation with Mark van Rossum and P. Jesper Sjöström (funded by a FCT PhD grant). Rui was also a visiting PhD student at University College ...

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Recent publications

  • Richards, BA, Lillicrap, TP, Beaudoin, P, Bengio, Y, Bogacz, R, Christensen, A, Clopath, C, Costa, RP, Berker, Ad, Ganguli, S, Gillon, CJ, Hafner, D, Kepecs, A, Kriegeskorte, N, Latham, P, Lindsay, GW, Miller, KD, Naud, R, Pack, CC, Poirazi, P, Roelfsema, P, Sacramento, J, Saxe, A, Scellier, B, Schapiro, AC, Senn, W, Wayne, G, Yamins, D, Zenke, F, Zylberberg, J, Therien, D & Kording, KP, 2019, ‘A deep learning framework for neuroscience’. Nature Neuroscience, vol 22., pp. 1761-1770
  • Montero, ML, Sacramento, J & Costa, RP, 2019, ‘Computational roles of plastic probabilistic synapses’. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, vol 54., pp. 90-97

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