PROF Anthony BURKITT

PROF Anthony BURKITT

Positions

  • Medical Bionics
  • Computational Neuroscience (Neural plasticity; Epilepsy)

Overview

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  • Professor Anthony Burkitt is the Research Director of Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) and Professor of Engineering at the University of Melbourne.

    BVA is a partnership of world-leading Australian research institutions collaborating to develop an advanced retinal prosthesis, or bionic eye, to restore the sense of vision to people with degenerative or inherited retinal disease. The partners of Bionic Vision Australia are the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales, the Bionic Ear Institute, the Centre for Eye Research Australia and NICTA.

    In December 2009 Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) was awarded $42 million from the Federal Government. Professor David Penington says the grant, provided over four years, will take the team to the point where commercial development of an implant at the back of the eye, responding to wireless transmission of vision, will become a reality. 

    http://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/the_melbourne_engineer/2010/12/10/our-people-in-the-news-professor-tony-burkitt/   

Affiliation

Member of

  • IEEE - The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Senior Member IEEE 2004 -
  • ASSTA - Australian Speech Science and Technology Society. Member ASSTA 2002 -
  • ANS - Australian Neuroscience Society. Member ANS 1998 -
  • INNS - International Neural Networks Society. Member INNS 1993 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2011: A. Burkitt, D. Grayden, L. Johnston, J. Wagner, M. Cook and J. Haueisen, 'Electromagnetic brain imaging using parallelized finite element models in Epilepsy', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI), University of Melbourne

    2008: A. Burkitt, D. Grayden and I. Bruce, Visiting Scholars Award with McMaster University, Canada, University of Melbourne, $12K   

Awards

Education and training

  • BSc, The Australian National University 1996
  • PhD, The University of Edinburgh 1983
  • BSc (Hons), The Australian National University 1979

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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