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Anders Lansner

Professor of Computational Biology at Stockholm University and affiliated professor of Computer science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

“The most advanced biological information processing system is the human brain. It is an amazing and still partly mysterious organ that by far outperforms man-made artifacts in tasks involving, for instance, advanced perception and sensory-motor control. One possible path to future human-like artificial intelligence is to mimic how the brain is built and works. This development is promoted by the rapid progress in neuroscience and brain research as well as in information technology the current development towards massively parallel computer architectures and hardware designs makes our computers more brain-like.”

Anders Lansner is currently Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Computational Biology, a  joint venture between Stockholm University and KTH. He received his PhD in Computer Science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 1986.

Anders Lansner has for thirty years done research in computational neuroscience and brain-inspired computing. He is a partner in several EU research projects on computational neuroscience and neuromorphic engineering and is a member of the IT section of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).


Related links

  • Lansner Lab at KTH Royal Intitute of Technology
  • The Human Brain Project
  • KTH researchers part of international brain project
  • Brain simulations will solve the riddle of Parkinson’s


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