Academic positions


Researcher / Lecturer

TU Chemnitz

Mar 2011 – Present Chemnitz (Germany)

Tenure position in the lab of Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching: Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Introduction to AI, Proseminar.
  • Research: computational neuroscience, machine learning.
  • Admin: coordination with SEKO, Erasmus+ coordinator.


University of Münster

Jul 2006 – Feb 2011 Münster (Germany)

Postdoc at the Institute for Psychology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

Research topics:

  • Basal Ganglia modeling.
  • Reinforcement learning.

PhD student

Inria Lorraine

Oct 2002 – Jun 2006 Nancy (France)

PhD student at the University Henri-Poincaré Nancy-I and Inria Lorraine (LORIA).

Research topic:

  • Emergence of sensorimotor functions on a numerical distributed neural substrate.

Teaching assistant

Université Henri-Poincaré Nancy-I, ESIAL

Oct 2002 – Jun 2006 Nancy (France)

Teaching assistant at the University Henri-Poincaré Nancy-I and ESIAL engineering school.

Teaching topics:

  • Java
  • Computer architecture
  • Project management
  • Artificial Intelligence


A selection of research topics

ANNarchy (Artificial Neural Networks architect) is a general-purpose parallel neuro-simulator for rate-coded or spiking neural networks.

Deep neural networks and their applications to emotion recognition, attention, sensor fusion…

Modeling the dopaminergic system (VTA, SNc), its afferences and its influence on the basal ganglia, prefrontal cortex and hippocampus.

Recent Posts

Successor representations (SR) attract a lot of attention these days, both in the neuroscientific and machine learning / deep RL …

Recent Talks

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become extremely popular in the last years through the advancement of Deep Learning, a modernized …


My office is in the StraNa building (in front of the main station), room 1 / 348.