Marc-Oliver Gewaltig


Marc-Oliver Gewaltig is the Section Manager of Neurorobotics within the Simulation Neuroscience Division.

In our team we investigate the simulation-aided reconstruction of sensory-motor loops in rodents, using data-driven whole brain models and musculoskeletal body models. Of particular interest is closed-action perception loops in which an animal influences or actively controls its sensory input.

Marc-Oliver is the co-author of the Neural Simulation Tool NEST (, a popular tool for large-scale simulations of spiking neural networks.

Before joining Blue Brain in 2011, Marc-Oliver was Principal Scientist (1998-2011) at the Honda Research Institute Europe in Offenbach, Germany. He completed his Ph.D. in Physics in 1999.

In his spare time, Marc-Oliver enjoys skateboarding, fencing, and filming.

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