PhD DSc, Neuroinformatics
Owing to Richard Feynman saying in his Lectures on Physics that central problems of mind and nervous system remain unsolved, it was my dream in early student years to become a neuroscientist. I graduated in Physics (1995) and obtained a PhD in Biomedical Physics (2000) both at the University of Warsaw. My two big career moves were a 3-year postdoc at the Epilepsy Institute of The Netherlands (SEIN) and a 1-year postdoc at the Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA. These experiences shaped my research interests for years to come. My pursuits focus on the problem of pathological brain activity associated with epilepsy. I develop innovative computational models to reproduce and better understand signals observed in human and experimental epilepsy. Because of high number of very talented students and PhD students in our Department I’m often engaged in various research projects, e.g., on sensory processing, attention and meditation, in which understanding the brain activities is the fundamental issue.