Karim Jerbi, PhD
Associate Professor
Département de Psychologie
Université de Montréal
Quebec, Canada

Mila (Quebec AI Institute)
UNIQUE Neuro-AI Center
Canadian MEG Consortium


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Karim Jerbi, PhD
Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair (CRC) in
Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroimaging

Head of the CoCo Lab (Cognitive & Computational Neuroscience Lab)

Psychology Department
University of Montreal
Pavillon Marie-Victorin
90, avenue Vincent d'Indy, local D-418
Quebec, Canada

Email: karim.jerbi(at)umontreal.ca

Current positions

Canada Research Chair in Computational Neuroscience
and Cognitive Neuroimaging (Tier-2)
Associate Professor, Psychology department, University of Montreal
Mila (Quebec AI Institute), Associate Member
Head of the Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience Lab (CoCo Lab)
Director of the UNIQUE Neuro-AI Research Center
Associate Director of the Functional Imaging Unit (UNF), CRIUGM
Co-Director of the Canadian MEG Consortium (CMC)
Co-Director of the MEG Center at UdeM

Short Bio

Karim Jerbi is a professor at the Psychology department of the University of Montreal. He is Canada Research Chair in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroimaging and heads UNIQUE, a Neuro-AI research center (Unifying Neuroscience and AI in Quebec). He obtained a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Imaging from the Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris and a biomedical engineering degree from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany). His research lies at the crossroads between cognitive, computational and clinical neuroscience. The goal of the research conducted in his lab is (1) to elucidate the role of neural oscillations and large-scale neural communication in cognition, and (2) to investigate brain network alterations in the case of psychiatric and neurological disorders. The multidisciplinary research conducted in his laboratory combines magnetoencephalography (MEG), scalp- and intracranial electroencephalography (EEG) with advanced signal processing and data analytics including artificial intelligence. Dr Jerbi also has a keen interest in the convergence between brain science and digital art.

Twitter handle : @karimjerbineuro
Web : http://www.karimjerbi.com/
Centre UNIQUE: http://unique.quebec/


The primary goal of our research is to advance our knowledge of brain function and dysfunction. Understanding the mechanims of brain connectivity, and how they mediate information integration and processing, is in my opinion probably one of the most fascinating endeavors in systems neuroscience. Research in my lab seeks to address this question using a combination of techniques ranging from state-of-the-art neuroimaging, advanced signal processing and machine learning tools.

Despite being the focus of a thriving field of research, the neuronal mechanisms that enable communication within and between distinct brain areas are still poorly understood. A substantial part of my research aims to address this question by measuring changes in local and long-distance neuronal synchronization both during active tasks and during resting states. A key aspect of this multi-disciplinary research is the use of several complementary recording techniques namely Magnetoencephalography (MEG), intracranial Electroencephalography (iEEG) and microelectrode recordings in humans and to bridge the gap between electrophysiological and neuroimaging studies of neural network dynamics.

Recent research suggests that probing large-scale brain networks and neuronal synchronization is not only key to understanding normal brain function, but that it could also be a promising marker in future studies of the pathophysiology of a number of psychiatric disorders including depression, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia.

My current research and future topics of interest include:

► Data-driven Neuroscience Research using Artificial Intelligence
► From Neural Oscillations to Cognition & Behavior (Emotions, attention, memory, decision-making)
► Multi-Scale Investigations of Network Dynamics & Connectivity
► Motor Control, Action Planning and Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs)
► Network Dysfunction & Connectivity Alteration in Psychiatric Disorders
► Rhythmic and non-rhythmic properties of spontaneous brain activity (resting-state, sleep, consciousness)

For more details see an overview of my Research Topics

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