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Matthias Bethge


Professor for Computational Neuroscience and Machine Learning @ University of Tübingen

Director of the Tübingen AI Center



He did his undergraduate studies in physics and started working in computational neuroscience when he joined the MPI for dynamics and self-organization for his diploma project.

Since then his research aims at understanding perceptual inference and self-organized collective information processing in distributed systems—two puzzling phenomena that contribute much to our fascination about living systems.

General principles are important but at the same time these principles need to be grounded in reality. Therefore, a large part of his research focuses on the mammalian visual system working closely together with experimentalists such as Andreas Tolias, Thomas Euler and Felix Wichmann. He also works on neural coding in other sensory systems (collaborations with Cornelius Schwarz).

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