Gustavo Deco works as a Professor from the Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), where he is leading the Computational Neuroscience Group at the Department of Technology. He studied physics at the National University of Rosario (Argentina), where he received a Diploma in theoretical atomic physics. In 1987, he received his Ph.D. degree in physics for his thesis on relativistic atomic collisions. In 1987, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bordeaux, France. From 1988 to 1990, he obtained a postdoctoral position of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Giessen, Germany. From 1990 to 2003, he has been working at the Neural Computing Section at the Siemens Corporate Research Center in Munich, Germany, where he leaded the Computational Neuroscience Group. He has obtained in 1997 his habilitation (maximal academic degree in Germany) in computer science from the Technical University of Munich for his thesis on neural learning. In 2001, he received his Ph.D. degree in psychology for his thesis on visual attention at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. He served as a Lecturer at the University of Rosario, Frankfurt, and Munich. Since 1998, he works as an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Munich and as an Honorary Professor at the University of Rosario, and since 2001, he served as an Invited Lecturer at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. Since 2001, he is also McDonnell-Pew Visiting Fellow of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience of the University of Oxford. In 2001, he was awarded by the international price of Siemens as the Inventor of the Year for his contribution in statistical learning, models of visual perception, and fMRI-based diagnosis of neuropsychiatric diseases.
Biography Updated on 8 February 2011