Sebastian Bitzer

Don Quixote and me Max Planck Institute for
Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Modelling of Dynamic Perception and Action Group
bitzer at cbs mpg

I grew up in a tiny village in the middle-east of Germany. From there I went to Osnabrück to study Cognitive Science, but before I wrote my Bachelor's Thesis in Peter König's lab I made a half-year visit to Edinburgh (report). After graduation I spent about a year in the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of German Aeorspace investigating EMG control of a robotic hand. With support from the German Academic Exchange Service I then moved to London and studied for a MSc in Intelligent Systems at UCL (report). My project (thesis) was on spike sorting which I did under supervision of Maneesh Sahani at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit. From October 2006 to March 2010 I had been back in Edinburgh; this time I was working on my PhD with Sethu Vijayakumar on nonlinear dimensionality reduction for motion synthesis and control. I am currently at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig where I joined Stefan Kiebel's group in April 2010. I now work on models of dynamic perception and action.

Please see my institute homepage for a recent list of publications.

I maintain a cycle-weather statistic (Fahrradwetterstatistik). Have a look to find out how much rain there really is in Scotland and compare it to Leipzig!

The longest German word that I have found in a normal news article:

Telekommunikationsüberwachungsmaßnahmen (telecommunication surveillance measures, from Spiegel Online)

These are my Facebook and Google+ accounts, but, to be honest, I'm more of an offline, one-to-one, or few-to-few person when it comes to friendship and don't spend too much time there.

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