Professor of Cybernetics, University of Reading

rofessor Slawomir J Nasuto has received an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Marie Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin, Poland in 1993 and a PhD in Cybernetics from University of Reading in 1999. He has been a member of academic staff in School of Systems Engineering at Reading since 2000. His research interests span computational neuroscience and neuroanatomy, developing systems for neural morphology reconstruction, Neuromantic, analysis of signals generated by the nervous system including EEG, single neuron and multivariate spike trains or EMG and their applications for Brain Computer Interfaces and Animats (robots controlled by neural cultures). He also have research interests in Stochastic Diffusion Search, an algorithm belonging to a family of Swarm Intelligence methods and he has been involved in applications of such techniques in aerospace problems.

Research groups / Centres
Cybernetics Intelligence Research
Systems Neuroscience Research
Prof Nasuto is heading the Brain Embodiment Laboratory, where interdisciplinary research is conducted at the interface of biomedical engineering, neuroscience and cognition. The laboratory is trying to foster understanding of the information processing in the nervous system at different scales of integration, from cultures of neurons grown on multiple electrode arrays to whole brain signals recorded with EEG and fMRI, and from intention and affect in individuals to coordination of collective behaviour. Various projects on Brain Computer Interfaces, animats - hybrid systems consisting of cultures of biological neurons and robots, form engineering platforms that both enable us to ask such questions but also to translate them into potentially therapeutic solutions.

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Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Cybernetics, University of Reading