Dr Simon Stringer has been a research mathematician at Oxford University for about 25 years. He has worked across a range of different areas of applied mathematics such as control systems, computational aerodynamics and epidemiology.
For the last decade, he has led the Oxford Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence. The centre houses a team of theoreticians who are modelling various aspects of brain function, including vision, behaviour, audition and speech recognition.
The aim of the centre is to develop integrated models of the brain that display the rudiments of artificial consciousness within the next twenty years.