Stephen J Eglen Computational Neuroscience

Stephen J Eglen

I am a Professor of Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and member of the Cambridge Computational Biology Institute CCBI. I use computational techniques to investigate development of the nervous system. I direct the MPhil in Computational Biology. Fellow of Magdalene College and previous fellow of The Alan Turing Institute.

ORCID profile 0000-0001-8607-8025.

Office hour

I normally have an office hour during Michaelmas and Lent terms. During Lent 2024, my office hour is Monday 1-2pm via the University’s Microsoft Teams software. Either ring me or leave me a message in the hour and I will get back to you during the hour.

What’s new?

2023-11-26: I’ve been working on rights retention in the UK. For example, please see this interactive map of UK institutions with rights retention policies.

2021-10-11: We have released our introduction to Julia for CATAM students. It includes several case studies to demonstrate Julia addressing mathematical problems.

2020-05-23: Our mozilla-sponsored CODECHECK project has been making [good progress]({{ relref “” }}).

2018-04-03: The maths faculty now has a [site licence for paperpile]({{relref “”}}). I’ve also written a brief [review]({{relref “”}}) of paperpile. (Update 2023-11-26 – the paperpile scheme was not renewed due to lack of funds and interest across the University.)

2017-08-11: A blog post summarising my time at the CNS 2017 workshops.

2017-05-26: We are starting a new code review pilot with Nature Neuroscience.

2017-05-18: I have been admitted as a fellow of Magdalene College.

2017-03-22: We have a new paper studying mechanisms for convergence of topographic maps.

2017-03-06: We are hosting a workshop on Docker containers for reproducible research in Cambridge 27/28 June 2017.

2016-08-09: slides and references for Nijmegen summer school Maps in the brain.

2016-07-03: slides for our FENS networking event.

2016-05-22: draft slides for UK neuroinformatics node

2016-04-06: blog post on our special issue Quantitative Analysis of Neuroanatomy.

2016-03-12: I am in the process of generating a new web site. For now, my current site is still available.