Prof. Dr. Markus Diesmann is director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-6, Computational and Systems Neuroscience), where he is heading the Computational Neurophysics Group. He is also director of the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-6, Theoretical Neuroscience) and director of the JARA-Institute Brain structure-function relationships (INM-10) at Jülich Research Centre, Germany, He is also full professor in Computational Neuroscience at the School of Medicine, RWTH University Aachen, Germany and affiliated with the Department of Physics at the same university. Prof. Diesmann studied physics at Ruhr University Bochum with a year of Cognitive Science at University of Sussex, UK. He carried out his PhD studies at Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, and Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. In 2002 he received his PhD degree from the Faculty of Physics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. From 1999 Prof. Markus Diesmann worked as senior staff at the Department of Nonlinear Dynamics, Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany. In 2003 he became assistant professor of Computational Neurophysics at Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany before in 2006 joining the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako City, Japan as a unit leader and later team leader. In 2011 Markus Diesmann moved to Jülich. Since 2017 he is a member of the international advisory board of NeuroMat at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2019 Markus Diesmann was appointed member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz, Germany. His main scientific interests include the correlation structure of neuronal networks, models of cortical networks, simulation technology and supercomputing. He is one of the original authors of the NEST simulation code and a member of the board of the NEST Initiative.
A CV of Markus Diesmann can be found here.