Principal Investigator at the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy. Previously, full professor and Principal Investigator at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Visiting Academic at the Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield (UK), and external collaborator at the Brain Mind Institute of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (Switzerland). Assistant Chief Editor of Frontiers in Neuroscience and Associate Editor in PLOS ONE. Recipient in 2001 of a long-term fellowship from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization. Since 2008, Director of the Lab of Theoretical Neurobiology and Neuroengineering.