Andrew Davison

This is the personal website of Andrew Davison. I am a senior research scientist in the Department of Integrative and Computational Neuroscience (ICN), Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience (CNRS/Université Paris-Saclay), where I lead the Neuroinformatics group. You might also be interested in my lab homepage or my Twitter feed. My ORCID identifier is 0000-0002-4793-7541.

My main research interests are in large-scale, data-constrained, biologically-detailed modelling of neuronal networks. My work at the moment has several strands:

  • development of tools to facilitate collaborative modelling, model sharing, systematic model validation, and the use of novel hardware (GPU, neuromorphic) for neuronal simulations, notably PyNN, NineML and NeuroML.
  • promoting reproducible research in computational neuroscience and neuroinformatics, both through trying to spread best practices and through tool development (see the Sumatra project).
  • promoting neurophysiology data sharing, by participation in international standardisation efforts, by development of tools to harmonize the handling of electrophysiology data in Python (see the Neo project), and by development of a framework to simplify databasing of neurophysiology data in small labs, part of the HBP Knowledge Graph.
  • development of models of the early visual system, from retina to primary visual cortex, in close collaboration with experimentalists.

Much of this work is tied together by the Human Brain Project and through the NeuralEnsemble community.

Mailing address

Institut des Neurosciences Paris-Saclay (NeuroPSI)
Département de Neurosciences Intégratives et Computationnelles (ICN)
UMR9197 CNRS/Université Paris-Saclay
CNRS, Bât. 32/33
1 Av. de la Terrasse,
91198 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex