Decision Neuroscience - From Neurons to Societies

Klaus Obermayer

Professor Dr. rer. nat.
Head of the Neural Information Processing Group
Berlin University of Technology

Contact Information:

Technische Universität Berlin
Fakultät IV - Elektrotechnik und Informatik
Franklinstr. 28/29, Berlin


Klaus Obermayer was born in Ludwigsburg, Germany, in 1961. He received the Diplom degree in physics in 1987 from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and the Dr. rer. nat. degree in 1992 from the Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich, Germany. From 1992 and 1993 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University,New York, and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, USA. 

From1994 to 1995 he was a member of the Technische Fakultaet, University of Bielefeld, Germany. He became associate professor in 1995 and full professor in 2001 at the Department of Electrical Engineering and ComputerScience of the Berlin University of Technology, Germany. He is head of the Neural Information Processing Group and member of the steering committee of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin. He is also a member of the governing board of the International Neural Network Society and the Board of Directors of the Organisation for Computational Neuroscience. From 1999-2003 he was one of the directors of the European Advanced Course of Computational Neuroscience. His current areas of research are computational neuroscience, artificial neural networks and machine learning with focus on pattern recognition applications, and the analysisof neural data. He co-authored more than 200 scientific publications.