neuroscience; modelling; audition; neurons; neuromorphic engineering; public engagement; music
I am Public Engagement Research Fellow at the Cognition Institute, Plymouth University.
My research involves building computer models of how we learn to hear. The aim of this work is to help to understand the brain, and to design devices, that is machines, that learn to make sense of the world by experiencing it via artificial sensory systems.
For more about me click here.
A list (not necessarily complete) of my publications can be found here.
Qualifications & background
B.Sc. (Hons, Chemistry), M.Sc. (Distinction, Computational Intelligence), Ph.D. (Neuroscience)
More about me can be found here.
Other academic activities
I have a long standing commitment to science education, or perhaps more accurately 'public engagement with science' although I see no clear distinction between the two.
This means that I regularly turn up in public trying to combat the absurd idea that science is somehow too complex or arcane to form a part of everyones world view.
In the last few years I have helped measure the acceleration due to gravity with the help of under 10s in a public park, given the pre-concert talk at the last night of the Cheltenham Music Festival (about science and the violin), helped out with a maths exploration day at a primary school in Cornwall, and a hundred other things!
I am easy to google because 'Martin Coath' is not such a common name. There is just one other who is a ornithologist in Kent who has quite a few hits so beware!
I also teach Public Engagement skills and \LaTeX as part of the post-graduate skills curriculum at Plymouth and elsewhere. \LaTeX is a cult dedicated to the overthrow of wordprocessors.
For more about the SCANDLE project visit:
or my page within this site
where you will find links to my public work with science engagement.