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Ph.D. in physics by the University of Potsdam, Germany. My research interests span along
theoretical and practical problems of neuroscience and complex networks. Currently, I am a
senior research assistant at the Center for Brain and Cognition of the Pompeu Fabra
University, Barcelona, Spain. I work full-time for the Human Brain Project where I combine
research with the management and co-leadership of several internal projects.
Curiosity, interdisciplinary research, cooperative and team-work oriented. Mentoring, project
management and leadership.

Career development

I studied theoretical physics (University of the Basque Country, Spain) and biophysics
(University of Oulu, Finland).
Ph.D. in physics (University of Potsdam, Germany) in the topics of complex networks and
brain connectivity, followed by two year post-doc at the Bernstein Center for Computational
Neuroscience in Berlin.
In 2013 I joined the lab of Prof. Gustavo Deco at the Pompeu Fabra University. I arrived
with a Marie-Curie fellowship and, since 2016, I remain in the lab working at the Human
Brain Project.
In the mean-time, I have written a few software libraries and packages in Python for the
study of graphs and brain connectivity in Python. GitHub.

Grants and Awards

2013: Intra-European Marie-Curie Fellowship (IEF) of the European Commission.
2009: Carl-Ramsauer prize by the "Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin.
(DPGzB).

Network

Neuroscience

• Matthieu Gilson: model-based neuroimaging analysis, statistics.
• Gustavo Deco: Whole-brain network modelling.
• Mavi Sánchez Vives: electrophysiological data for brain states.
• GIGA lab (Steven Laureys): fMRI data, neuroscience of consciousness.
• Mario Senden: fMRI data for cognitive tasks.
• Andrea Insabato: Machine learning and statistical methods of neural data.
• Joaquin Goñi: neuroimaging analysis and brain connectivity.
• Viktor Jirsa: whole-brain modelling, scientific management.
• Alain Destexhe: neural modelling, scientific management.

Complex networks and dynamics

• Changsong Zhou: theory of complex systems and dynamics.
• Jürgen Kurths: Complex networks and dynamical systems.
• Tiago Pereira: Theory of complex networks and dynamical systems.
• Romain Brasselet: Graph theory, computational neuroscience, statistics.
• Javier Borge-Holthoeffer: Analysis of complex networks.
• Albert Díaz-Guilera: complex networks and dynamics.
• Alex Arenas: Complex networks.
• Jesús Gómez-Gardeñes: complex networks and dynamics.
• Sergio Gómez: Graph theory, complex networks.

Beyond pure research

I have supervised 15+ students at the Master's and Ph.D. level.
Since 2016 I am responsible for the management and coordination of our lab's involvement
in the Human Brain Project. This includes co-leadership of internal projects, writing of grant
proposals, periodic reporting and their face-to-face defense. It also implies the design and
coordination of the integration of scientifically relevant software in the EBRAINS
infraestructure.
I enjoy giving talks and taking part in dissemination events. I have coorganised several
tutorials and summer schools.
Referee for Physical Review, Chaos, NeuroImage, PLoS Computational Biology and many
other journals.
Member of the regional catalan research network for complex systems – complexitat.cat. In
the board since 2018.
Swimming, skateboarding, music, gaming.