Silvana Silva Pereira
I’m interested in understanding how the information in the human brain is processed and integrated in the different brain areas, conforming our particular experience of the world and conditioning our physical, mental and emotional behavior. I studied Computer Science at Universitetet i Oslo, Norway, where I obtained my MSc. degree in mathematical modeling in 2003. Originally from Uruguay, I moved to Barcelona in 2005 and joined the Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM) group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTECH (UPC) to collaborate with a research project aimed at developing high data rate solutions for wireless communications. I was later involved in the ERDF funded project WINSOC, aimed to develop an innovative methodology for wireless sensor networks emulating biological systems. In January 2012, I obtained the PhD degree from the UPC with a grant from the Spanish Government (FPU scholarship), and I held a research associate position at the SPCOM group until end of 2014. In 2015 I joined the Computational Neuroscience Group of the UPF, where I intend to apply my expertise within signal processing and distributed information processing to contribute to the advances in the field. Simultaneously, I'm working as a visiting professor at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) of the UPF for undergraduate courses in engineering.