Pablo Varona obtained an MS degree in Theoretical Physics in 1992 and a PhD in Computer Science from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 1997. He was a postdoc and later an assistant research scientist at the Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California, San Diego in the period 1998-2002. In 2002 he joined Universidad Autónoma de Madrid., where he is currently a Full Professor and coordinator of the Biological Neurocomputation Group. His research interests are framed within the context of integrative and computational neuroscience and range from top-down and bottom-up approaches of transient neural dynamics to model-driven closed-loop technologies, brain-computer interfaces and bio-inspired algorithms and devices. He is also involved in several biomedical engineering problems in which their knowledge of transient dynamics in biological signals is relevant. His research activity has led to over 78 papers in JCR indexed journals.


  • • J.J. Torres, F. Baroni, R. Latorre, P. Varona. 2020. Temporal discrimination from the interaction between dynamic synapses and intrinsic subthreshold oscillations. Neurocomputing 417: 543-557.
  • • M.I. Rabinovich, M.A. Zaks, P. Varona. 2020. Sequential dynamics of complex networks in mind: Consciousness and creativity. Physics Reports 883: 1-32.
  • • P. Varona, M.I. Rabinovich. 2020. Binding brain dynamics building up heteroclinic networks. Physics of Life Reviews.
  • • A. Garrido-Peña, I. Elices, P. Varona. 2020. Characterization of interval variability in the sequential activity of a central pattern generator model. In press for Neurocomputing.
  • • M. Reyes-Sanchez, R. Amaducci, I. Elices, F.B. Rodriguez, P. Varona. 2020. Automatic adaptation of model neurons and connections to build hybrid circuits with living networks. Neuroinformatics 18: 377–393.
  • • V. Changoluisa, P. Varona. F.B. Rodríguez. 2020. A Low-Cost Computational Method for Characterizing Event-Related Potentials for BCI Applications and Beyond. IEEE Access 8: 111089-111101.
  • • Elices, R. Levi, D. Arroyo, F.B. Rodriguez, P. Varona. 2019. Robust dynamical invariants in sequential neural activity. Scientific Reports 9: 9048.
  • • P. Varona. 2019. High and Low dimensionality in Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence. Phyiscs of Life Reviews 29: 106-107.
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