Stefano Panzeri received a Laurea in Physics from the University of Torino, and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from SISSA, Trieste, Italy.
He has held personal Research Fellowship awards in both theoretical physics and computational neuroscience, including an INFN junior Fellowship in Theoretical Physics at Turin University, an EU Marie Curie postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oxford, and an MRC Research Fellowship in Neuroinformatics at the University of Newcastle. He has held tenured Faculty positions as assistant, associate and full professor at the Universities of Manchester and Glasgow. He has been visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and at Harvard Medical School. He served as Coordinator of the Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems of IIT. He also served as Deputy Chair of the UK Medical Research Council Panel for fellowships in Bioinformatics and Neuroinformatics. He currently directs the Department of Neural Information Processing at UKE, Hamburg.
His research lies at the interface between theory and experiment and aims at understanding the principles of cortical information processing by developing new quantitative data analysis techniques based on the principles of Information Theory and by developing computational models of neural network function.
He collaborates with IIT to carry forward collaborative research activities in the field of neural computation. Within IIT, he has many strongly active collaborations, such as those with the groups of Tommaso Fellin, Alessandro Gozzi, Cristina Becchio, Giuliano Iurillli, Mike Lombardo, Chiara Bartolozzi and Francesca Santoro.
2021: Fellow of the ELLIS (European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems) Society
2015-2021: Bertarelli Foundation Visiting Scholar, Harvard Medical School, Neurobiology Department
2010-2015: Max Planck society Honorary Visiting Scholar – Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen
2005-2009 Member of the UK’s Engineering and Physics Research Council (EPSRC) Grant Review Panel (major funding agency’s grant-award panel)
2005-2009 Deputy Chair of the UK’s Medical Research Council (MRC) Panel for Biomedical Informatics (major funding agency’s grant-award panel)
2001: UK Medical Research Council (MRC) Research Fellowship in Neuroinformatics (Personal Research Career Award)
1997: EU Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (Personal Research Training Award)
1992: Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) Prize Studentship in Theoretical Physics (Personal Research Training Award), with second place in the national competition
1991, Graduated Summa Cum Laude and Special Distinction, University of Torino, Italy, 1991