Bryan Tripp

Associate Professor
Bryan Tripp

Contact information

Phone: 519-888-4567 x41382
Location: E7 6326


Bryan Tripp

Biography summary

Professor Tripp uses computational models to study how the brain processes information. He integrates neurobiological models and deep learning to study visuomotor processes. He is also interested in applying these models in challenging robotics tasks, to better understand how the brain deals with the complex physical world. Recent progress in his lab includes: The first deep-network architecture that is based quantitatively on a large cortical network (Tripp, 2019); the most comprehensive model of a higher cortical representation (Rezai et al., 2018); the largest dataset of human-demonstrated robotic grasps (Iyegar et al., 2018); the only robotic head that has movement capabilities on par with humans (including saccade velocity, stereo baseline, and range of motion) (Huber et al., 2018); and the first spiking neural network model of the planning of complex actions (Blouw et al., 2016).

*** I am starting a new research group in Medical AI and have graduate positions open in that area. ***

Research interests

  • Computational neuroscience
  • Deep learning
  • Robotics
  • Medical AI


  • BIOL 487 - Computational Neuroscience
    • Taught in 2023
  • BME 261 - Prototyping, Simulation and Design
    • Taught in 2020, 2021
  • BME 355 - Physiological Systems Modelling
    • Taught in 2020, 2021
  • BME 461 - Biomedical Engineering Design Workshop 2
    • Taught in 2023
  • BME 462 - Biomedical Engineering Design Workshop 3
    • Taught in 2024
  • SYDE 113 - Elementary Engineering Mathematics
    • Taught in 2019
  • SYDE 121 - Digital Computation
    • Taught in 2020
  • SYDE 552 - Computational Neuroscience
    • Taught in 2023
  • SYDE 599 - Special Topics in Systems Design Engineering
    • Taught in 2022, 2023

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/recent publications

  • Tripp, BP, Approximating the Architecture of Visual Cortex in a Convolutional Network, Neural Computation, 31(8), 2019, 1551 - 1591
  • Omid Rezai, Pinar Boyraz Jentsch, Bryan Tripp, A video-driven model of response statistics in the primate middle temporal area, Neural Networks, 108, 2018, 424 - 444
  • Huber, Scott and Selby, Ben and Tripp, Bryan, OREO: An open-hardware robotic head that supports practical saccades and accommodation,, IEEE Robotics Automation Letters, 3(3), 2018, 2640 - 2645
  • Selby, Ben and Tripp, Bryan, Extending the Stabilized Supralinear Network model of V1 for binocular image processing, 2017, Neural Networks 90: 29-41.
  • Tripp, Bryan and Eliasmith, Chris, Function approximation in inhibitory networks, Neural Networks, 77, 2016, 95 - 106
  • Nicola, Wilten and Tripp, Bryan and Scott, Matthew, Obtaining Arbitrary Prescribed Mean Field Dynamics for Recurrently Coupled Networks of Type-I Spiking Neurons with Analytically Determined Weights, Frontiers in computational neuroscience, 10, 2016
  • Tripp, Bryan P, Surrogate population models for large-scale neural simulations, Neural computation, 2015
  • Tripp, Bryan, Similarities and differences between stimulus tuning in the inferotemporal visual cortex and convolutional networks, IJCNN, 2017
  • Sahand Shaghaghi, Bryan Tripp, Chrystopher Nehaniv, Alexander Mois Aroyo , Kerstin Dautenhahn (2020) FocalVid: Facilitating Remote Studies of Video Saliency. Proc. ACHI 2020, The Thirteenth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, November 21-25 2020 - Valencia, Spain
  • S Dutta, B Tripp, GW Taylor, Convolutional Neural Networks Regularized by Correlated Noise, 2018, 15th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), 375-382
  • Peter Blouw Chris Eliasmith Bryan Tripp, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 1588 manuscript pages (Accepted in 2016)

Graduate studies