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Education & Employment

2013 — now I now work as a mathematical C++ programmer for Spiral Software (Schneider).
2012 — 2013 I recently worked at the Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham University Section supported by a career development fellowship.
 
2009 — 2012 Postgraduate Research Fellow at the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems / School of Psychology, Plymouth University, working for the EU FP7-funded project SCANDLE. My principal task was to build computer models of stimulus-specific adaptation (SSA) and auditory perception (with a special emphasis on auditory multistability).
 
2004 — 2009
Earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield, under the supervision of Dr. Guy J. Brown. My Ph.D. concerned the application of auditory modelling techniques to the analysis of passive sonar signals. I was supported by a studentship funded by the UK Ministry of Defence Research Programme.
 
2001 — 2004
B.Sc. (1st, Hons) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science from the University of Sheffield, under the supervision of Dr. Guy J. Brown. The subject of my dissertation was the development of a Java application programming interface to support genetic programming.
 

Contact

Please e-mail me at rob.mill.uk (at) gmail.com.

Journal Publications

R. Mill and J. Coe (2016)
Polymorphic Comparisons
Overload 135 [link]

R. Mill and G. J. Brown (2016)
Utilising temporal signal features in adverse noise conditions: Detection, estimation, and the reassigned spectrogram
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 139(2):904

Copyright 2016 Acoustical Society of America. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the Acoustical Society of America. The following article appeared in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 139(2):904 and may be found at (http://scitation.aip.org/content/asa/journal/jasa/139/2/10.1121/1.4941566). [local link]

R. Mill, A. Alves-Pinto and C. J. Sumner (2014)
Decision Criterion Dynamics in Animals Performing an Auditory Detection Task
PLOS One 9(12):e114076 [link]

R. Mill and J. Coe (2014)
Defining Visitors Inline in Modern C++
Overload 123 [link]

S. L. Denham, T. M. Bőhm, A. Bendixen, O. Szalárdy, Z. Kocsis, R. Mill, I. Winkler (2014)
Stable individual characteristics in the perception of multiple embedded patterns in multistable stimuli
Frontiers in Neuroscience 8(25)

E. Schröger, A. Bendixen, S. L. Denham, R. Mill, T. M. Bőhm, I. Winkler (2013)
Predictive Regularity Representations in Violation Detection and Auditory Stream Segregation: From Conceptual to Computational Models.
Brain Topography: DOI 10.1007/s10548-013-0334-6 [link]

R. Mill, T. Bőhm, A. Bendixen, I. Winkler, S. L. Denham (2013)
Modelling the Emergence and Dynamics of Perceptual Organisation in Auditory Streaming
PLoS Computational Biology 9(3): e1002925 [link] [link to CHAINS website]

S. L. Denham, A. Bendixen, R. Mill, D. Tóth, T. Wennekers, M. Coath, T. Bőhm, O. Szalardy, I. Winkler (2012)
Characterising switching behaviour in perceptual multi-stability.
J Neurosci Methods, 210(1):79-92 [link]

I. Winkler, S. L. Denham, R. Mill, T. M. Bőhm, and A. Bendixen (2012)
Multistability in auditory stream segregation: A predictive coding view.
Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. B., 367(1591): 1001–1012 [link]

A. Bendixen, T. M. Bőhm, O. Szalardy, R. Mill, S. L. Denham, and I. Winkler (in press)
Different roles of similarity and predictability in auditory stream segregation.
Learning and Perception  [abstract]

R. Mill, M. Coath, T. Wennekers, and S. L. Denham (2012)
Characterising Stimulus-Specific Adaptation Using a Multi-Layer Field Model.
Brain Research, 1434: 178–188 [link]

R. Mill, M. Coath, T. Wennekers, and S. L. Denham (2011)
A Neurocomputational Model of Stimulus-Specific Adaptation to Oddball and Markov Sequences.
PLoS Computational Biology, 7(8): e1002117 [link]

R. Mill, S. Sheik, G. Indiveri and S. L. Denham (2011)
A Model of Stimulus-Specific Adaptation in Neuromorphic Analog VLSI.
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 5(5): 413-419 [link]

R. Mill
, M. Coath, T. Wennekers and S. L. Denham (2011)
Abstract stimulus-specific adaptation models.
Neural Computation, 23: 435-476 [link]

Dissertations

R. Mill, The Application of Auditory Signal Processing Principles to the Detection, Tracking and Association of Tonal Components in Sonar.
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Sheffield, 2008.

R. Mill, A Java API for Genetic Programming.
Undergraduate Dissertation, University of Sheffield, 2004.

Conference Publications and Abstracts

R. MillC. J. Sumner*
Modelling the Dynamics of Decision Criterion in Ferrets Performing a Yes-No Detection Task
38th Annual MidWinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO), Baltimore, USA, February 2015 (poster, *presented by CJS, RM did not attend)

R. Mill, C. J. Sumner
Criterion Dynamics in the Ferret During an Auditory Detection Task
British Society of Audiology Annual Conference, Keele, UK, September 2013 (poster)

R. Mill, C. J. Sumner
Criterion Dynamics in the Ferret Optimise Detection Bias During an Auditory Detection Task
10th Annual Meeting of Computational Systems Neuroscience (CoSyNe), Salt Lake City, USA, February 2013 (poster)

I. Winkler, T. Bőhm,
R. Mill, A. Bendixen, S. L. Denham,
Modeling auditory stream segregation by predictive processes.
IEEE Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications (CogInfoCom), pp. 479-483
December,
2012 (oral presentation by IW)

S. Jones, R. Mill, S. L. Denham, G. M. Klump,
Stimulus-Specific Adaptation in the Inferior Colliculus of the Awake Gerbil in Response to Markov Chain Tone Sequences
Midwinter Research Meeting of the ARO, abstract #795, February 2012 (poster, presented by SJJ)

R. Mill
, T. Bőhm, A. Bendixen, I. Winkler, S. L. Denham,
Chains: Competition and Cooperation between Fragmentary Event Predictors in a Model of Auditory Scene Analysis.
CISS, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, March 2011 (proceedings, oral presentation)

R. Mill, T. Bőhm, A. Bendixen, I. Winkler, S. L. Denham,
Cognitive-Level Modelling of Auditory Scene Analysis.
Cognition at Christmas X Symposium on Perceptual Bistability, Budapest, December 2010 (oral presentation).

R. Mill, S. Sheik, G. Indiveri and S. L. Denham
A Model of Stimulus-Specific Adaptation in Neuromorphic aVLSI
BioCAS, Paphos, November 2010 (proceedings, poster)

R. Mill, M. Coath, T. Wennekers and S. L. Denham, A Spiking-Neuron Model of Rarity and Novelty Detection in Stimulus-Specific Adaptation.
Neural Coding, Limassol, October 2010 (abstract, poster)

M. Coath, R. Mill, S. L. Denham and T. Wennekers
The emergence of feature sensitivity in a recurrent model of auditory cortex with spike timing dependent plasticity.
Proceedings of BICS, Madrid, 2010 (proceedings, work presented by M. Coath)

R. Mill and G. J. Brown
Auditory-motivated techniques for detection and classification of passive sonar signals.
JASA (abstract), 123 (5), p. 3344, 2008.

R. Mill and G. J. Brown
Auditory-inspired interval statistic receivers for passive sonar signal detection.
IEEE Oceans, Aberdeen, June 2007 (proceedings, oral presentation)

Miscellaneous Publications

R. Mill
(2014)
Stimulus-Specific Adaptation, Models.
Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience, Springer New York [electronic publication]

C. J. Sumner and R. Mill (2014)
Sound Localization and Experience-Dependent Plasticity
Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience, Springer New York [electronic publication]