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Dr Roland Baddeley

Dr Roland Baddeley

Dr Roland Baddeley
Ph.D.(Stir.)

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Area of research

Bayesian modelling; statistics of natural images

Office 3D13
The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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+44 (0) 117 954 6837

Summary

The real world is fundamentally noisy and uncertain. Dealing with this uncertainty is one of the most diffuclt things animals do. Over the last 200 years Bayesian techniques have been developed to deal with such uncertainty, and the development of computers has great expanded what problems can be approached.

I am interested in applying such techniques to understanding human and animal cognition. As long as reasonably large data sets can be gathered, insight can be gained into most problems, but at the moment I am interested in visual development, eposodic and semantic memory (and forgetting), eye movements, and signalling in animals.

Recent and current grants

  • Roland Baddeley £ 33,000 (1998) MRC One year case award: optimal motor adaptation to a changing world.
  • Daniel Osorio and Roland Baddeley (2000-2003) BBSRC £178,000 The analysis of signalling in cuttlefish.
  • Roland Baddeley and Daniel Osorio (1999-2002) EPSRC £168,000Illumination invariance and the natural statistics of the world
  • Roland Baddeley (2004-2007) £170,000 EPSRC Reverse Engineering of Vertebrate Brain, Supported by EPSRC grant EP/C516303/1

Biography

My first degree was in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from Sussex, and after various computer related jobs in the industry, I did a PhD with Roger Watt at Stirling University on statistical models of early vision. After post-docs in Cambridge Physiology department (with Horace Barlow), and Oxford Psychology and Physiology, I got a lectureship in Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex. I moved at the end of 2003 to Bristol.

Teaching

Experimental Psychology:

  • Advanced Statistics II

I teach on the 2nd year course Advanced Statistics, the third year option Computer Models in Psychology, the third year option Computational Neuroscience, and the Masters level course Psychological Statistics. I am the organiser of the Research Methods MSc and Masters course. organiser.

PhD students supervised and co-supervised

  • Ben Vincent (2001-2004).
  • Townshend JM (1999-2002)
  • John Fennell
  • Joanna Hall
  • Scott Watkins

Keywords

  • Bayesian inference

Expertise

My first degree was in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from Sussex, and after various computer related jobs in industry, I did a PhD with Roger Watt at Stirling University on statistical models of early vision. After post-docs in Cambridge Physiology dept (with Horace Barlow), and Oxford Psychology and Physiology, I got a lectureship in Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex. I moved at the end of 2003 to Bristol. My research interests include; animal communication, Bayesian modelling, computer models in psychology, statistics of natural images, eye movements, memory and forgetting and motor learning. I teach on the 2nd year course advanced statistics, the third year option Computer models in Psychology, the third year option Computational Neuroscience, and the Masters level course Psychological Statistics. I am organiser of the Research Methods MSc and Masters course organiser.

  • animal communication
  • Bayesian modelling
  • computer models in psychology
  • statistics of natural images
  • eye movements
  • memory
  • forgetting
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