Adrià Tauste Campo
Principal Investigator/Group Leader
Adrià Tauste Campo, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and leader of the BrainFocus Lab at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain. Dr. Tauste Campo obtained his degrees in Mathematics and Telecommunications Engineering at UPC (2006), his Master degree in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University , US (2009), and his doctorate degree in Information Theory at the University of Cambridge, UK (2011). During his postdoctoral stage, he obtained a Marie-Curie fellowship at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, which was later followed by positions at two Medical Research centres (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute and BarcelonaBeta Brain Research Centre, Barcelona, Spain). His current research spans two lines of investigation. First, he makes use of electrophysiological data and advanced computational tools to study the interconnections between the problems of neural coding/variability and neural communication. The goal of this line of research is investigate plausible information processing mechanisms explaining cognitive task performance in primates. Second, he relies on human intracranial EEG recordings from drug-resistance epileptic patients to identify the spatial extent of epileptic network, including the epileptic focus and related areas, and the dynamics of epileptic networks, specially during the hours/days preceding an epileptic seizure. The goal of this line of research is to develop new diagnostic techniques and biomarkers for epilepsy pre-surgical diagnosis and seizure prevention that can be transferred via software applications to improve the state-of-the-art treatment of epileptic patients.