Jake Stroud

Personal photo - Jake Stroud
Doctoral Student at the

CNCB, Tinsely Building, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3SR


I studied Mathematics at the University of East Anglia for my Undergraduate degree and then I took an MSc in Applied Mathematics at Imperial College London. Following this I worked for the Ministry of Defence as a Statistician for over a year before entering the Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre at Oxford.


I am currently in the final year of my DPhil (PhD) in computational neuroscience under the supervision of Prof Tim P. Vogels and Prof Mason A. Porter. During my PhD, I have studied how changing the input-output sensitivity of neurons (called gain modulation) in model cortical networks affects the neuronal dynamics. We find that it is possible to control a recurrent neuronal network's computations without changing its connectivity but by modulating only the neuronal gains. See my recent talk at Cosyne here.


I have been awarded 4 year EPSRC funding for my DPhil research and I received the 'Institute of Mathematics and its Applications' outstanding achievement prize for my undergraduate studies. I was awarded a Cosyne presenter's travel grant in 2018 and a Cosyne first attendees travel grant in 2017.


See my Google scholar profile

Conferences and talks