Control Group

Cambridge University Department of Engineering

Tomas Van Pottelbergh

Background - Research - Publications

Position: PhD student

Office Location: BN4-85

E-mail: tmjv2 [at]

Thesis Title: Linking the balance in single neurons and neural networks

Supervisor: Professor Rodolphe Sepulchre


2013: BSc Electrical Engineering (KU Leuven, Belgium)

2015: MSc Mathematical Engineering (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Dissertation: Effects of Refractoriness and Adaptation on the Dynamics of Neuronal Populations
Supervisors: Bart De Moor (KU Leuven), Moritz Deger and Wulfram Gerstner (EPFL)

Research Interests

Single neuron dynamics, neural network dynamics, integrate-and-fire models, neuromodulation, balanced networks


Conference Presentations

Van Pottelbergh T, Sepulchre R. Can integrate-and-fire models simulate robust neuromodulation? 26th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting (CNS*2017): Part 1. BMC Neuroscience. 2017;18(Suppl 1):O2. doi:10.1186/s12868-017-0370-3.

Journal Articles

Van Pottelbergh T, Drion G, Sepulchre R. Robust modulation of integrate-and-fire models. Neural Computation. 2018 Apr;30(4):987-1011. doi:10.1162/neco_a_01065