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 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.
Jake P. Stroud and Tim P. Vogels, Cortical signal propagation: Balance, amplify, transmit, Neuron, 98(1), pp. 8-9, 2018.
Jake P. Stroud and Phillippa M. Payne, Method for interogating mixtures of nucleic acids, publication number: WO2017001813 A1, 2017.
Jake P. Stroud, Mauricio Barahona, Tiago Pereira, Dynamics of cluster synchronisation in modular networks: Implications for structural and functional networks, Applications of Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics in Science and Engineering - Vol. 4, Springer, pp. 107-130, 2015.
Talk at Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) conference (March 2018): 'Motor primitives
in space and time via targeted gain modulation in cortical networks', Jake P. Stroud, Mason A. Porter, Guillaume Hennequin, Tim P. Vogels.
Watch on Youtube.
Talk at Cambridge University Computational and Biological Learning Lab (CBL) (November 2017): 'How
much to gain: Controlling space and time via gain modulation in cortical networks'.
Talk at Columbia University Neurotheory Centre (February 2017): 'Targeted gain modulation facilitates learning in recurrent
Poster presentation at Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) conference (February
2017). Jake P. Stroud, Mason A. Porter, Guillaume Hennequin, and Tim P. Vogels, 'Targeted gain
modulation facilitates learning in recurrent motor circuits'.
Poster presentation at Perspectives in Nonlinear Dynamics conference in Berlin (2016): Jake P. Stroud,
Mason A. Porter, Guillaume Hennequin, and Tim P. Vogels, 'Learning motor movements via gain
modulation in recurrent networks'.