Peggy Seriès

Since July 2006, I am a lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US) at ANC, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK. I was born in France near Bordeaux in 1974. I moved to Versailles in 1991 to study maths and physics, and to Paris in 1993 to study Computing and Electronical Engineering. I graduated in 1996 from the Institut Superieur d'Electronique de Paris (ISEP). I spent 1995-1996 in COGS, at the University of Sussex, Brighton (UK) from which I received a M.Sc. degree in Knowledge Based Systems (Artificial Intelligence). I subsequently graduated in Biomathematics (DEA, equivalent M.Sc) from the Universite de Paris VI. I did my PhD in Computational Neuroscience, at U. N. I. C., Gif-sur Yvette, France, with Yves Fregnac and Jean Lorenceau. My work focussed on the non-classical properties (contextual modulations) of the receptive fields of primary visual cortex neurons and their perceptual correlates. From 2002 to 2004, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Alex Pouget at the University of Rochester, NY, USA. I then joined Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL, in London, UK. In 2006-07, I spent 9 months in NYC, working at NYU with Eero Simoncelli. Outside the lab, I am usually found cycling. In June 2013, I have cycled the full route of the Tour de France 2013 (roughly 3,500 kms) for charity, one week ahead of the professional race. I am also racing for the Edinburgh Road Club.