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Dr

Katie Davey

Lecturer
Biomedical Engineering
Synaptic plasticity and learning
Functional MRI
Machine learning
Signal processing
life sciences & biomedicine
neurosciences & neurology
science & technology
neurosciences
humans
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Dr

Katie Davey

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Engineering
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Dr

Katie Davey

 

Dr. Katie (Catherine) Davey is a Lecturer in the Biomedical Engineering Department, in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Katie's primary research areas are in functional MRI - the acquisition and analysis of a series of low resolution magnetic resonance images to understand brain function - and spike timing dependent synaptic plasticity (STDP) - the process by which connected neurons adapt connection strengths during learning.

Katie's research uses advanced signal processing methods, in conjunction with simulation and modelling techniques, to mathematically and programmatically model cortical processes and gain insight into how we perceive and process sensory information.Katie has additional collaborations, such as with Imperial College of London to investigate the encoding and storage of location information by place cells using calcium imaging, and with Florey Institute of Neurosciences in modelling the neural pathways for bowel disease. Katie completed her doctoral research in functional MRI connectivity, which is a field of research that analyses a series of low resolution MRI images to identify how brain regions cooperate to achieve sensory and perception tasks. After completing her Ph.D. Katie worked at the Defence Science Technology Organisation, modelling pilot cognition and aircraft control. She then worked in finance, modelling and predicting the movement of stock prices on the S&P500.Katie is available for student supervision, including honours, Masters, and Doctorate students. Projects will be in fMRI, neural engineering, and computational neuroscience, and will involve both numerical computation and mathematical modelling. Such projects are suited to students with an interest in mathematics.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Rutherford fellowship (Imperial College)

2016

University of Melbourne fellowship

2

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Lecturer

Biomedical Engineering

Postdoc Member

Organisation of Computational Neuroscience

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Engineering

The University of Western Australia