The Virtual Brain

Two hemispheres united:

Leading scientists & professional programmers.

While it's a necessity for most neuroscientists to program in Python, C or MatLab, testing their models and crunching their data, it's something entirely different to bring brain simulation to thousands of other scientists. Only when you pair scientists with seasoned, professional software developers, you can build a rich application which installs on a double-click and scales from laptops to clusters.

The team behind The Virtual Brain brings together the leading scientists from computational, cognitive and clinical neuroscience with a top-notch developer team that typically builds large-scale software platforms for Fortune 500 clients.

This unparalleled collaboration across many continents and cultures created a software platform that integrates the latest research, that scales well from run-of-the-mill laptops to high-performance computing clusters and that is easy to install.

We are grateful for the indispensable contributions and support of many more scientists, developers and alumnis in building The Virtual Brain. We're currently compiling a list of everyone who made significant contributions and will extend our official list here.

You can contribute, too!

Since The Virtual Brain is completely open source, you can join our team as a TVB scientist or TVB developer from anywhere in the world!

We welcome students as well as experienced scientists and programmers. Also, check out the Google Summer of Code initiative where we regularly offer sponsorships to work on exciting tasks!

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    Gustavo Deco

    Ph.D.

    TVB Advisor

    Computational principles underlying higher brain functions and their breakdown in brain diseases

    Universitat Pompeu Fabra

    Center for Brain and Cognition

    C. Tanger, 122-140

    08018 Barcelona

    Spain

  • Photo of John Griffiths

    John Griffiths

    Ph.D.

    TVB Scientist

    Neuroimaging, brain dynamics, effects of ageing

    University of Toronto

    Rotman Research Institute – Baycrest

    3560 Bathurst Street

    Toronto, OntarioM6A 2E1

    Canada

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    Steve Small

    Ph.D., M.D.

    TVB Advisor

    Neurobiology of language and hand motor systems and the effects of stroke on these systems

    University of California, Irvine

    Department of Neurology

    200 S. Manchester Ave., Suite 206

    OrangeCA 92868

    USA

  • Photo of Ana Solodkin

    Ana Solodkin

    Ph.D.

    TVB Scientist

    Research in TVB-based diagnosis and therapy development for stroke patients

    University of California, Irvine

    Departments of Anatomy, Neurobiology & Neurology

    1505 Hewitt Hall

    IrvineCA 92617

    USA

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    Olaf Sporns

    Ph.D.

    TVB Advisor

    Maintainer of the Brain Connectivity Toolbox

    Indiana University Bloomington

    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

    107 S. Indiana Avenue

    BloomingtonIN 47405-7000

    USA

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    Marmaduke Woodman

    Ph.D.

    TVB Scientist & Developer

    High Performance Computing

    View code contributions

    Aix-Marseille Université

    Institut de Neuroscience des Systèmes UMR INSERM 1106

    27, Boulevard Jean Moulin

    13005 Marseille

    France

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    Mihai Andrei

    TVB Developer

    Application development

    View code contributions

    S.C. Codemart S.R.L.

    Str. Petofi Sandor, Nr. 13, Ap. 4

    400610 Cluj-Napoca, Jud. Cluj

    Romania

  • Photo of Tanya Brown

    Tanya Brown

    TVB Project Manager

    Director of operations, logistics and management of TVB program portfolio

    University of Toronto

    Rotman Research Institute – Baycrest

    3560 Bathurst Street

    Toronto, OntarioM6A 2E1

    Canada

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    Michael Burgstahler

    M.Sc.

    TVB Lead Designer & Developer

    Brand identity design, copywriting, UI design, photography

    View code contributions

    two tribes GmbH

    Immenhofer Straße 19

    70180 Stuttgart

    Germany

  • Photo of Lia Domide

    Lia Domide

    M.Sc.

    TVB Lead Developer

    Application architecture, development management, software integration, building and packaging

    View code contributions

    S.C. Codemart S.R.L.

    Str. Petofi Sandor, Nr. 13, Ap. 4

    400610 Cluj-Napoca, Jud. Cluj

    Romania