Sebastian Bitzer, Dr.

Postdoctoral Researcher VCF

Sebastian Bitzer

Contact information

Technische Universität Dresden
Chair of Neuroimaging

Chemnitzer Straße 46b, Room 142, Falkenbrunnen
01187 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 - 463 43141

Research Statement

I’m interested in the principles of information processing in the brain and work under the assumption that uncertainty is an important component of it. I mostly concentrate on problems related to perceptual decision making, but also cover reinforcement learning and value-based decision making on the sidelines. In addition to probabilistic cognitive models I develop and apply Bayesian methods for the statistical analysis of response data.

Scientific Education

2011Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
2006Master of Science, University College London
2005Bachelor of Science, Universität Osnabrück  

Professional Experience

sonce 04/2015Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at Chair of Neuroimaging, TU Dresden  
04/2010 - 03/2015post-doc at Neurology Department at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig  
10/2006 - 12/2009 research associate at Statistical Machine Learning and Motor Control Group, University of Edinburgh  
10/2004 - 09/2005research assistant at Institute of Robotics und Mechatronics at German Aerospace Center, Munich

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

2006Fortent-Prize for Top 5 MSc IS Projects
2005Graduate scholarship of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2004Intevation-sponsorship-award for development of portal „NIO/meiNetz“