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I am passionate about information processing in biological and artificial distributed systems. More precisely, I'm interested in topics such as plasticity, dynamics of self-organization and self-construction, and emergence in locally distributed organisms, swarms, and data structures & algorithms. Moreover, I am enthusiastic about parallel and scientific computing, and computer graphics. I also love bicycles, motorbikes, and space ships.

Currently, I focus on emergence of spatio-temporal languages and hierarchies in distributed message-passed systems. Moreover, I conduct research on optimality, self-organization, and recursive self-construction of (scale-free) cortical data structures, for instance those involved in spatial navigation.



Bio

After working on a PhD in Computer Science and as a postdoc in the Neuroscientific System Theory (NST) group at TU Munich, Germany, I spent almost three years as research scientist at the Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence. Since March 2021 I'm a postdoc/researcher in Yasser Roudi's SPINOr Group at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience (KISN) in beautiful Trondheim, Norway.

Throughout my career, I have always loved working on the intersection of computational neuroscience, computer science, neuromorphic computing, and robotics. In this context, I aimed my research primarily at those neural computations that are involved in spatial navigation and perception. Moreover, I worked on technical robotic solutions that operate in the real-world, and lead a team researching and developing a novel perception framework for manipulation robotics. Given my strong interest in teaching and education, I also conceived and implemented a mentoring program that includes reverse mentoring for higher management.

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