Gergő Orbán

Subjects: Computer science
Division: Numerical Sciences
Position: Module leader
Years: 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017

Gergő heads the Computational Systems Neuroscience Lab at the Wigner Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He studied physics at Eötvös University and holds an MSc in the subject. He earned his PhD in computational neuroscience, again at Eötvös University. His first postdoctoral term was with Eörs Szathmáry at the Institute for Advanced Study at Collegium Budapest, where he worked on computational aspects of cognition. Later he joined József Fiser’s lab as a Swartz Postdoctoral Fellow at the Volen Centre at Brandeis University where he performed research on vision, both from the point of view of neuroscience and of cognitive science. After being awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship, he joined Daniel Wolpert and Máté Lengyel at the Computational and Biological Learning Lab at the University of Cambridge, where he studied motor control of humans. After returning to Budapest, he established a research lab focussing on questions at the interface of cognitive science, neuroscience, and computer science.