Alberto Arturo Vergani, PhD - Home Page

Computational Neuroscientist
Modeling, simulations, algorithms and data-analysis for brain's multi-scale spatio-temporal features

Present position

Past positions

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at NeOpto Lab (headed by Prof. Frederic Chavane)
  • Aix-Marseille University, Institut de Neuroscience de la Timone, Marseille, France
    Period: April 2020 - September 2021
    Main project: Visual computations using Spatio-temporal Diffusion Kernels and Traveling Waves
    Supervisor: Prof. Laurent Perrinet
    Fund: fellowship from French ANR Horizontal-V1
    Research topics:
    • Primary visual cortex modeling and simulations
    • Sensory-evoked traveling waves and dynamic neuronal association fields
    • Optical imaging, psychophysics and neural basis of Gestalt principles
    • Mean-Field Models, Point-Neuron Models and Predictive coding


  • Italian (Gallarate, 1986)
  • PhD in Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Insubria, Varese, IT
  • MSc in Cognitive Science, University of Milan, Milan, IT
  • BSc in Psychology, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, IT
  • Detailed background and activities.

Main research interests and outputs

  • Scientific Computing and Computational Intelligence
  • Theoretical Neuroscience and Mathematical Psychology
  • Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging
  • Scientific Visualization and Science Art
  • Relations between Theory of Cognition and Theory of Computation
  • Lists of publications and presentations


  • 2021 2nd ranked at Brain and Art Prize, NeuroMarseille, with Neural Turing Patterns artwork
  • 2021-2023 Postdoctoral fellowship at SSSP (The BioRobotics Institute, CNL) by PREVIEW project
  • 2020-2021 Postdoctoral fellowship at INT Marseille (FR) by French ANR Horizontal-V1
  • 2019-2020 Postdoctoral fellowship at Middlesex University (UK) by The Human Brain Project (HBP)
  • 2018 Best Conference Paper with Taylor and Francis prize at CMBBE2018
  • 2016 - 2018 Travel Grants by The Human Brain Project (HBP)
  • 2014 - 2016 Travel Grants by Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)
  • 2015 - 2018 PhD Fellowship at University of Insubria (IT)
  • 2012 Civil recognition by the Major of Cairate, Italy

Latest and future activities

  • 2022, Jun 13-15, EBRAINS Workshop on Brain Activity across Scales and Species
  • 2022, May 02nd, EITN Workshop on "Personalised brain models"
  • 2022, April 19th, EITN Workshop on "Computational basis of intelligence and its social implications"
  • 2022, April 11th, EITN Symposium on "From Cortical Microcircuits to Consciousness" (CORTICON)
  • 2022, March 29th - April 1st, NICE (9th Annual Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements)
  • 2022, March 8th-9th, Teaching Master class on Brain Simulations and Balance Network theory, SSSA, Pisa
  • 2022, January 19th, Teaching PhD class on Computational Neurosciene Tutorial, SSSA, Pisa
  • 2021, Dec 17, Workshop on TVB EBRAINS Integrated Workflows
  • 2021, Dec 15-16, CINECA course on HPC and Quantum Computing
  • 2021, Dec 9-10, EBRAINS Workshop on Medical Data Sharing in Clinical Neurosciences
  • 2021, Dec 2, EBRAINS course on Responsible Research and Innovation
  • 2021, Nov 29th, Virtual EEGLAB Workshop Pacific/Asia
  • 2021, Nov 24th, Seminar on Research Cases of Unsupervised Learning in Neuroscience, Insubria University
  • 2021, Nov 18th, Science and technology for cultural heritage, A Nature Italy event
  • 2021, Oct 5, 12th Fenix Infrastructure Webinar: EBRAINS services deployed on ICEI services
  • 2021, Sept 29-1, Workshop on model testing and model fitting, EITN
  • 2021, Sept 27, Seminar on Waves computations in a general model of V1, NeOpto team, INT, Marseille
  • 2021, Sept 21-23, Poster presentation at Bernstein Conference 2021
  • 2021, Sept 06-17, Summer School of Marseille Imaging Institute
  • 2021, Aug 27-29, Conference on Neurotrophic Factors and Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • 2021, Aug 25-27, FENS regional meeting
  • 2021, July 05-07, School on Physiology and Biophysics, University of Pavia
  • 2021, July 01-02, Glial cells course, XV European Meeting on Glial Cells
  • 2021, June 15, Brain and Art competition: online the artwork Neural Turing Patterns
  • 2021, June 14-16, Noise as signal: Educational symposium on cerebral hemodynamics in fMRI
  • 2021, June 10, Computational Neuroscience with EBRAINS, EITN
  • 2021, May 26-27, HBP Young Researchers Event: EBRAINS for next-generation brain medicine
  • 2021, May 19-21, Poster presentation at NeuroFrance, Conference of Société des Neurosciences
  • 2021, May 5-6, Workshop on Energy and entropy concepts to characterize and understand brain activity, EITN
  • 2021, April 23, Teaching PhD class on Computational Neuroscience, Aix-Marseille University
  • 2021, March 17-20, Poster presentation at NICE (Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements) workshop
  • 2021, March 10, Workshop on distributed representations in the macaque brain, EITN
  • 2021, January 14, Talk at VIII Human Brain Project Tea and Slides Session