Dr Clopath holds an MSc in Physics from the EPFL and did her PhD in Computer Science under Wulfram Gerstner. She did postdoctoral fellowships in neuroscience with Nicolas Brunel at Paris Descartes and in the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at Columbia University. She now a Reader (equivalent to Associate Professor) at Imperial College London. She is also a visiting researcher at SWC.
Her research interests are in the field of neuroscience, especially insofar as it addresses the questions of learning and memory. She uses mathematical and computational tools to model synaptic plasticity, and to study its functional implications in artificial neural networks. At SWC, she works closely with the experimental neuroscientists, building experimentally-driven theory and proposing theory-driven experiments.