2006- professor of neural computation at the Cognitive Neuroscience Sector, SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies), Trieste, Italy
2003- 20% associate professor at the Centre of Excellence for the Biology of Memory, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
Neural computation. Including:
Hippocampal circuitry and its operation in memory;
Cortical organization and attractor mechanisms;
Latching dynamics and the neural basis of language;
Storage capacity and dynamics of memory networks;
Information theoretic measures of neural activity.
b. 6 July 1960, Viareggio, Italy
married to Giordana
father to Nethanel, 1991, Ariela, 1994 and Shulamit, 1998
Education and previous positions
- student at Yale College, Univ Firenze, Univ Roma I. Laurea in Fisica from Univ Roma I (MSc, theoretical physics)
- student at Hebrew Univ of Jerusalem (physics). PhD, on neural networks, with Daniel Amit
- postdoc at Oxford, with Edmund Rolls
- research fellow at SISSA, Biophysics Sector
- research fellow at SISSA, CNS
- associate professor at SISSA, CNS
- School-related activities
- guest professor, Univ Udine
- co-director, EU Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience
- coordinator, EU Marie Curie Training Site "Convergent Techniques in Computational Neuroscience"
- guest professor, School of Cognitive Science, IPM, Tehran, Iran
- guest professor, Gonda Brain Research Centre, Bar Ilan Univ, Tel Aviv/Ramat Gan, Israel
- coordinator, CNS, SISSA
- European Brain and Behaviour Society committee member and 39th AGM organiser
- action editor, J Computational Neuroscience
- action editor, Cognition
- member of 2 review panels of the German BMBF funding initiative "Understanding thought processes"
- on the ex-post evaluation panel of the Volkswagenstiftung neuroscience funding initiative
- on the HFSP grant review panel
- A Treves (2003) Computational constraints that may have favoured the lamination of sensory cortex. J Computational Neuroscience, 14:271-282.
- A Treves (2004) Computational constraints between retrieving the past and predicting the future, and the CA3-CA1 differentiation. Hippocampus, 14:539-556.
- A Treves (2005) Frontal latching networks: a possible neural basis for infinitive recursion. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 21, 276-291.