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Dr David Samu
Dr David Samu

Research Associate

E-mail address: dsamu@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 766 556
Fax: +44 (0)1223 766 452
Address: Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain
Department of Psychology
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3EB UK


Research Interests

My research interests lie in understanding how structural and functional networks of the brain give rise to cognition. In my PhD research, I used complex network analysis to characterise prominent organisation features of human cortical connectivity and assessed whether their presence is more attributable to the wiring constraints or the adaptive function of the brain. In the Cam-CAN project, I am extending this research by looking at how structural and functional networks of the brain change with ageing, and how this change relate to performance in different cognitive domains.

Previously, I worked on the development of the StdpC electrophysiological experimentation platform at Sussex University, and on the modelling of space representation of the rat's grid cell - place cell network at the Budapest Computational Neuroscience Group. Prior my PhD, I obtained an MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sussex in 2009 and another MSC in Computer Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2008.

Website: www.davidsamu.com