Stefan Kiebel, Prof. Dr.

Professor of Neuroimaging VCF

Stefan Kiebel

Contact information

Faculty of Science
Department of Psychology


Technische Universität Dresden
Zellescher Weg 17
01069 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0)351 - 431 45
E-Mail: stefan.kiebel@tu-dresden.de

Research Statement

The goal of my lab is to develop and establish computational models which harness recent advances in Bayesian techniques to address novel research questions in decision making and cognitive control.

Scientific Education

09/2001Dissertation (Dr. rer. nat.), summa cum laude, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
10/1988 - 07/1994Study of computer science (Diploma), University of Dortmund

Professional Experience

Since 06/2014Professor of Neuroimaging, Department of Psychology, TU Dresden
10/2012 – 05/2014 Professor of Computational Neuroscience, Department of Neurology, University Clinic Jena  
02/2009 – present Head of research group „Modelling of dynamic perception and action“, Department of Neurology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brian Sciences, Leipzig
10/2007 – 01/2009 Honorary Senior Lecturer, Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging, UCL, UK
05/2002 – 10/2007 Honorary Lecturer, Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging, UCL, UK
10/1999 – 01/2009 Scientific staff, Imaging Neuroscience and theoretical neurscience Department (head: Prof Karl Friston), Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging, UCL, UK
05/1996 – 10/1999 Research associate, Functional Brain-Imaging group, Department of Neurology, University Clinic Jena
10/1994 – 05/1996 Research associate, Functional Brain-Imaging group, Department of Neurology, University Clinic Essen

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

2012 – present Member Editorial Board: Nonlinear Biomedical Physics
2010 – present Member Editorial Board: PLOS One
2008 – 2011 Member Editorial Board: NeuroImage  

Selected Publications

Marković , D., Gläscher, J., Bossaerts, P., O’Doherty, J., Kiebel, S.J. (2015) Modeling the Evolution of Beliefs Using an Attentional Focus Mechanism. PLoS Comput Biol 11(10): e1004558

Bitzer, S., Bruineberg, J., Kiebel, S. J. (2015) A Bayesian Attractor Model for Perceptual Decision Making. PLoS computational biology, 11:8, e1004442.

Bitzer, S., Park, H., Blankenburg, F., & Kiebel, S. J. (2014). Perceptual decision making: Drift-diffusion model is equivalent to a Bayesian model. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8: 102.

Friston, K. J., Daunizeau, J., Kilner, J. M., & Kiebel, S. J. (2010). Action and behavior: a free-energy formulation. Biological Cybernetics, 102(3), 227-260.

Daunizeau J, Friston, KJ, & Kiebel SJ (2009). Variational Bayesian identification and prediction of stochastic nonlinear dynamic causal models. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 238(21), 2089-2118