Research Professor at the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats
(ICREA) and Professor (Catedrático) at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) where
he leads the Computational Neuroscience group. He is also Director of the
Center of Brain and Cognition (UPF). In 1987 he received his PhD in Physics for
his thesis on Relativistic Atomic Collisions. In 1987, he was a postdoc at the
University of Bordeaux in France. From 1988 to 1990, he obtained a postdoc of
the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Giessen in Germany.
From 1990 to 2003, he lead the Computational Neuroscience Group at Siemens
Corporate Research Center in Munich, Germany. He obtained in 1997 his
Habilitation (maximal academical degree in Germany) in Computer Science (Dr.
rer. nat. habil.) at the Technical University of Munich for his thesis on
Neural Learning. In 2001, he received his PhD in Psychology at the
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.