Adrià Tauste Campo

Research Associate

Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM)

Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB)

C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88

08003 Barcelona


E-mails: adria.tauste@upf.edu

              atauste@imim.es

Office: 233

Phone: +34 933162345


Computational Neuroscience group @

Centre for Brain and Cognition

Department of Information and

Communication Technologies,

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

C/ Roc Boronat, 138

08018 Barcelona




Bio sketch


Since beginning of 2016, I am a Research Associate at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), affiliated with the Epilepsy Unit, at the Centre of Brain and Cognition at Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( UPF), Barcelona. I am also an Adjunct Lecturer at the UPF, Barcelona


2013-2015                        Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, UPF, Barcelona

2011-2012                        Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, UK

2008-2011                        Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK

2008-2009                        M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering,  Stanford University, CA

2006-2007                        Master in Information Technologies from UPF, Barcelona

2000-2006                        Telecommunications Degree from  UPC, Barcelona

2000-2005                        Mathematics Degree from UPC, Barcelona



News


7/9/16 Talk ‘Functional reorganization of neural networks prior to epileptic seizures’ at International Conference on Neural Networks (ICANN’16), Barcelona.


Research interests


My research interests are in the fields of information theory and statistical learning with applications for computational neuroscience. 

  1. Neuroscience

I investigate on the neural coding problem at a network level. I am interested in the mechanisms by which stimuli, behavioral responses (e.g., decisions, performance), and pathological features are encoded in the simultaneous activity of different brain areas sampled at a single-cell (spiking neurons) and neural population scales (intracranial EEG). The focus of my current research is on identifying network dynamics changes prior to epileptic seizures using long-lasting periods of intracranial EEG recordings.


To analyze and model neural coding, I combine information-theoretical estimates with non-parametric statistical methods and apply them to intracranial recordings during spontaneous and cognitive task conditions from both non-human primates and epileptic patients.


Current projects: 

  1. Predicting epileptic seizures based on brain network dynamics.

with Alesssandro Principe, Epilepsy Unit.


  1. Epileptogenic identification zone using spectral analysis of pre-ictal and ictal activity.

with Manel Vila, Master student, UPF.


  1. Thalamo-cortical information transfer during detection task in monkeys.

with Y. Vázquez (NYU, New York), R. Romo (UNAM, Mexico DF, México)


  1. Error-predicting neural correlates in a monkey's perceptual discrimination task.

with Pau de Jorge, UB student.


  1. Connectivity estimation in noise-diffusion models

with Matthieu Gilson, UPF



  1. Information Theory

I am motivated by theoretical problems on information transmission. I am involved in the area of finite-length information theory and in particular, in the problem of joint source-channel coding. In the past I have done research in various topics including network coding and multiuser detection.



Topics

Joint source-channel coding, Hypothesis testing, Multiuser detection, Network coding