The Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit was created at
University College London (UCL) in July 1998, funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation . The Unit consists of five faculty
members, about ten post-doctoral researchers, about fifteen
research students and four support staff.
The research objectives of the Gatsby Unit are to study neural
computational theories of perception and action in neural and
machine systems, with an emphasis on learning. The research
activity of the Unit is overseen by a Scientific Advisory Board. The
Unit's teaching activities are centered on an innovative four-year
PhD programme in Computational Neuroscience and Machine
Our visitor programme enables members of the Unit to work with
leading researchers from across the world on a range of short
long term research collaborations. We also host a seminar
with talks by Unit members, other UCL staff and guest speakers.
By establishing the centre, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation has
provided a unique opportunity for a critical mass of theoreticians to
interact closely with each other and with University College's other
world class research groups in neuroscience and related areas.
The Unit now colocates a new, purpose-designed,
building with the nascent Sainsbury-Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits