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Luiz Tauffer

PhD Student


Bernstein Center Freiburg
Hansastr. 9a
79104 Freiburg i.Br.
Tel.: +49 (0)761 203 9503 


Research Project

  • Statistical and quantitative models of neural network activity inferred from high density recordings


Research Topics 

  • Multiple parallel information processing pathways in the retina
  • Information coding in the retina



  • Generalized Linear Models
  • Ising Models
  • Spike triggered analysis
  • General data analysis for retinal responses to experimental stimulation


Academic Background

  • Since 09/2013: PhD student in the EuroSPIN-Program at the Bernstein Center Freiburg 
  •  2011 - 2013: M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering, specialization in Biomedical Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Thesis title: “A system for automatic acquisition and processing of ingestive data: behavioral pattern analysis using Hidden Markov models“
  • 2005 - 2010: Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil