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



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