About me

I'm a researcher and analyst interested in machine learning, natural computation, robotics, computational neuroscience and artificial intelligence.

My Ph.D. thesis (brief abstract) investigated how homeostatic synaptic scaling mechanisms acting in Alzheimer's disease can result in the effect of information-selectivity. This defines the way the disease spreads, and how it attacks the least significant neurons first, thereby making the disease harder to detect in its early stages. It also reveals a potential method for slowing the progression of the disease, by using electrostimulation to restore lost activity and reduce synaptic scaling.

I did my Ph.D. with John Bullinaria at the University of Birmingham, UK.

For a list of my academic publications, please follow this link.
Current occupation:
  • Data Analyst and Data Miner at UPC Cablecom, Zürich, Switzerland (2014 - ).
  • Ph.D. Computer Science (2009 - 2013).
    University of Birmingham, UK.

  • M.Sc. Natural Computation, Distinction (2006 - 2007).
    University of Birmingham, UK.

  • B.Sc. Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science, Hons. 1st class  (2003 - 2006).
    University of Birmingham, UK.
Previous employment:

Full CV:

  • Here (references on request by email).
Mark Rowan,
20 Mar 2014, 04:46