Update 2018: I am no longer based at Imperial, although I have visiting researcher status until July 2019. Contact details here: https://www.nature.com/natmachintell/about/editors
I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Clopath Lab.
My main research interests lie in the interactions of different forms of plasticity in neural circuits, and how these affect learning, neural dynamics and functional connectivity.
I completed my PhD at the University of Edinburgh and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, supervised by Matthias Hennig (UoE) and Jeanette Hellgren-Kotaleski (KTH) [old website]. Before my PhD I studied theoretical physics at Trinity College Dublin.
Cayco-Gajic NA, Sweeney Y, 2018, Delving Deep into Crossmodal Integration, Journal of Neuroscience, Vol:38, ISSN:0270-6474, Pages:6442-6444
Sweeney Y, Clopath C, 2018, Population coupling predicts the plasticity of stimulus responses in cortical circuits
Sweeney Y, Clopath C, 2017, Emergent spatial synaptic structure from diffusive plasticity, European Journal of Neuroscience, Vol:45, ISSN:0953-816X, Pages:1057-1067
Sweeney Y, Hellgren-Kotaleski J, Hennig M, 2015, Homeostatic intrinsic plasticity, neural heterogeneity and memory maintenance., Bmc Neuroscience, Vol:16, ISSN:1471-2202, Pages:P98-P98
Sweeney Y, Hellgren Kotaleski J, Hennig M, 2014, A diffusive homeostatic signal maintains neural heterogeneity and responsiveness in cortical networks