Conor Houghton is a Reader in Mathematical Neuroscience in the Computer Science Department at Bristol University. He came to Bristol in 2012 from Trinity College Dublin where he had been a lecturer in the School of Mathematics. This followed a year as a Fulbright scholar at Columbia University and a research fellowship in Cambridge, where he also did his PhD in mathematical particle physics.
In his research Conor Houghton is principally focussed on mathematical descriptions of the brain and, in particular, on models of mood and movement and on computational approaches to neurolinguistics. His work on how to quantify information in the electrophysiological data recorded during typical neuroscience experiments has led to an interest in how to apply information theory to data.