Riccardo Zucca (Trieste – Italy, 1973) joined SPECS in January 2008. Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (2015). Thesis director Prof. P. Verschure. MSc in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (2008). Thesis supervisor: Dr A. Giovannucci MSc in Psychology from Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy (2001)
Research Interests: thalamocortical dynamics following brain injury. Computational and organisational principles of whole-brain networks. Cerebellar mechanisms of acquisition and encoding of adaptive responses in the context of Pavlovian classical conditioning. My research is conducted employing both computational modelling and electrophysiology.
Positions: 2001-2007: Employed in the publishing industry, Oct 09 – Jun 11: Visiting researcher, Associative Learning Group (PI: prof. G. Hesslow) at Lund University (Sweden) 2011-2014: Master Support CSIM, DTIC, UPF.Current: Postdoctoral researcher, SPECS, Department of Technology, UPF (PI: prof. P. Verschure)
Teaching: Interdisciplinary Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media (CSIM) at UPF
AA. 2015-16/2016-17, Adaptive Behavior, Cognitive Systems: theory and models, Advanced Concepts and Methods in Cognitive Systems.
AA. 2014-15 Adaptive Behavior Cognitive Systems: theory and models
CN05716 – DCS Corporation – The psychophysiology of decision making in the wild (07/2016 – ongoing), Real World Neuroimaging Science AreaFP7-ICT-2013-10 N. 611971 EASEL (07/2015 – 04/2017)
FP7-ICT-2009-5 N. 258749 CEEDs (09/2010 – 02/2015)
Thinking in Time: Cognition, Communication and Learning (CCL), Linnaeus Program, Swedish Research Council