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Prof

Anthony Burkitt

Chair Of Bio Signals And Bio-Systems
Neuroengineering
Retinal implants; Cochlear implants; Brain-Computer Interfaces
Bionic Ear
Bionic Eye
Neural plasticity
Neural Information Processing
Neural Modelling
Epilepsy
Visual neuroscience
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Prof

Anthony Burkitt

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Computational Neuroscience
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Prof

Anthony Burkitt

 

Professor Anthony Burkitt holds the Chair in Bio-Signals and Bio-Systems in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Prof Burkitt's main research interests are in understanding how the brain both processes and learns information.His research in computational neuroscience has contributed to understanding the behaviour and function of neural information processing in the brain, encompassing both neural coding and spike-timing synaptic plasticity.

He also investigates how electrical stimulation can be used for neurological disorders, including conditions such as blindness and deafness, through the development of visual stimulation paradigms for retinal implants and speech processing strategies for cochlear implants, and epilepsy, through the development of methods for detecting and predicting seizures and the use of electrical stimulation for seizure abatement.

Professor Burkitt was the Director of Bionic Vision Australia (2010-2016), a Special Research Initiative in Bionic Vision Science and Technology of the Australian Research Council (ARC). He successfully led the project through all of its phases: Project conception, securing $50 million in ARC funding, the research and development of a prototype bionic eye (suprachroidal retinal implant), the successful implantation in three patients, and the establishment of the company Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT) with US$18 million of venture capital for the ongoing clinical and commercial development of the technology.

Projects

Displaying the 43 most recent projects by Anthony Burkitt.

43

Projects

Project Types


31

Research Grant


7

Research Contracts


5

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 185 most recent scholarly works by Anthony Burkitt.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Victoria Prize for Science & Innovation in the Physical Sciences

Victorian State Government

2019

University of Melbourne Award for Excellence in Team-Based Research (as a member of the team that has pioneered the new field of endovascular bionics

The University of Melbourne

2018

Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research

Royal Society of Victoria

2015

Nominated as a "Knowledge Nation 100" top innovator by the Office of the Chief Scientist and Knowledge Society

Knowledge Society

2013

Finalist, Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research (as Director of Bionic Vision Australia)

The Australian Museum

2010

Named in The Age Magazine's top 100 list of Melbourne's most influential, inspirational and creative people

The Age

6

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Chair Of Bio Signals And Bio-Systems

Biomedical Engineering

Chair Of Scientific Program Committee Of Ocns

OCNS - Organization for Computational Neuroscience

Board Member Of Ocns

OCNS - Organization for Computational Neuroscience

Member

OCNS - Organization for Computational Neuroscience

Member Of Scientific Program Committee Of Ocns

OCNS - Organization for Computational Neuroscience

Senior Member

IEEE - The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Member Ieee

IEEE - The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Member Assta

ASSTA - Australian Speech Science and Technology Society

Member Ans

ANS - Australian Neuroscience Society

Member Inns

INNS - International Neural Networks Society

Education


Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

The Australian National University

Doctor of Philosophy (Theoretical Physics)

The University of Edinburgh

Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Theoretical Physics)

The Australian National University