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Ivan Herreros Alonso (Madrid, 1975) obtained his degree in Computer Engineering both from the UPC (Technical University of Catalonia) at Barcelona and the Istituto Politecnico di Torino. His Degree Thesis, carried on during a stage at the Istituto di Linguistica computazional at Pisa was entitled "Self-Organising Map for Realistic Linguistic Data".
Before getting back to research Ivan worked two years as Interaction Designer for one of the most renowned graphic design studios in Spain, where he produced interactive pieces for the Fundació La Caixa, Sonar festival, etc..
Back to scientific research, in 2005 he completed a six months research period in CNR at Pisa and afterwards joined the doctoral program of the Technology Department of the UPF.
After being part for two years at the Natural Language Processing Group, since November 2007 he is at SPECS group. He is actual working in the modeling of different areas of the brain as the Auditory Cortex, Cerebellum, with the purpose of building a complete model accounting for the Two Phase theory of Classical Conditioning.
As a part of his Doctoral scholarship, for the last three years Ivan has been teaching assistant for the Computational Linguistics undergraduate course.