Dr. Udo Ernst

Address:
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Hochschulring 18
University of Bremen
Postbox 330 440
D-28334 Bremen, Germany
Phone:
+49 421 218 62002
E-Mail:
udo - at - neuro.uni-bremen.de
Fax:
+49 421 218 62014
Room:
Cognium, 1450
 

Academic Education:

1989-1994 Studies of physics, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt
Sept. 1994 Diploma in physics (Dynamics of pulse-coupled oscillators with delayed interactions)
Feb. 1995 Heraeus Student Award
1994-1996 Graduate studies, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Frankfurt (Prof. Dr. T. Geisel)
Sept. 1996 Research term (Dr. A. Kreiter), Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt
1996-2000 Graduate studies, Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organisation, Göttingen (Prof. Dr.
T. Geisel)
April 1999 Research term, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, in the Department of Biology (Dr.
Misha Tsodyks)
Dec. 1999 Doctoral thesis in physics, (Structure and dynamics of lateral interactions in the primary visual cortex)
2000-2006 Postdoctoral fellowship, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Bremen (Prof. Dr. K.
Pawelzik)
2006-2007 Postdoctoral fellowship, Département d’Études Cognitives, École Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris, France (Prof. Dr. S. Denève)
2007-2010 Postdoctoral fellowship and coordinator of the Bernstein Group for Computational Neuroscience
Bremen, University of Bremen
2010 Recipient of the Bernstein Award in Computational Neuroscience ()
2010-2011 Akademischer Rat in the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Bremen
2012 Independent Group Leader (Bernstein Award Research Group) at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Bremen

Projects and Funding

1996-2001 Coauthor of several research project applications in SFBs 185 and 517 funded by the DFG, together with Prosf. Geisel and Pawelzik
2002-2004 SFB 517: Co-Project leader together with Prof. Dr. K. Pawelzik, research project B5 „Schnelle Gestaltwahrnehmung in einem Modell des visuellen Kortex“, ca. 230,000 € (together with Prof. Pawelzik)
2005 SFB 517: Co-Project leader together with Dr. S. Mandon, research project B5 „Schnelle Gestaltwahrnehmung in einem Modell des visuellen
Kortex“, ca. 85,000 € (final funding period in SFB 517)
2007-2011 Coordinator of the Bernstein Group for Computational Neuroscience Bremen, and project leader ‘Feature Integration in Visual Cortex’ in this
group, ca. 1,390,000 € (with Profs. Pawelzik, Fahle, Kreiter)
2010 Bernstein Award (ca. 1,250,000 €)

Teaching

1994-1996 Undergraduate courses/exercises in Theoretical Physics
2000-today Various seminars and workshops on topics in Computational Neurosciences
2008-today Lecture and exercises 'Computer and Software I + II', BSc Physics
2009-today Lecture and exercises 'Programming', MSc Neurosciences
2011-today Lecture and exercises 'Theoretical Neurosciences', MSc Neurosciences and MSc Physics

Reviewing activities

Science, Frontiers, Neural Computation, Network, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review E, Physica D, PLoS Computational Biology, Vision Research, Biological Cybernetics, European Physical Journal B, Journal of Physiology Paris, Journal of Computational Neuroscience, Animal Cognition, NIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems), CNS (Computational Neuroscience Conference) and others...