Current and Upcoming Visitors

All current and upcoming TSVP Visiting scholars are listed below, while past visitors can be found here.
The visitors' profiles can be found further down.

Name Arrival Departure Field Units of Interest
Jonathan Kujawa 2023/05/01 2023/06/30 Mathematics Speyer
Artur Tsobanjan 2023/03/22 2023/08/15 Physics Höhn, Busch, Neiman, Toriumi, Twamley
Anatole Lecuyer 2023/03/14 2023/05/28 Computer Science, Virtual Reality, Brain-Computer Interfaces Doya, Froese, Kuhn
Jochen Steil 2023/03/03 2023/07/31 Robotics Tani, Fukai, Doya
Shinichi Nakagawa 2023/03/02 2023/10/31 Biology Pigolotti, Armitage, Froese
Leenoy Meshulam 2023/02/05 2023/02/23 Physics, Neuroscience Reiter, Tanaka, Doya, Fukai, Miller, Pigolotti
Jeffrey Teo 2023/01/26 2023/07/23 Physics, Condensed Matter Shannon, Okada
Timothy O'Leary 2022/12/06 2023/02/28 Neuroscience, Systems Theory and Control Doya, De Schutter, Wickens
Guido Boffetta 2022/12/02 2023/01/28 Physics, Fluid Dynamics Rosti, Chakraborty
Mark Wildon 2022/10/04 2022/11/10 Mathematics Speyer
Kyoji Saito 2022/09/11 2023/01/15 Mathematics Hikami, Speyer
Leon Loveridge 2022/08/15 2022/12/15 Mathematics, Physics Höhn
Takashi Ikegami 2022/08/08 2022/12/04 Neuroscience Froese
Sebastiano Nicolussi Golo 2022/08/05 2022/10/28 Mathematics Zhou
Merav Stern 2022/07/18 2022/08/14 Neural Networks Modeling Fukunaga, Fukai, Doya
Kerstin Lenk 2022/07/18 2022/08/18 Neuroscience De Schutter, Kuhn
Dana Ballard 2022/06/22 2022/08/12 Neuroscience Tani, Froese, Fukai, Fukunaga, Uusisaari, Doya
Mog Stapleton 2022/06/10 2023/03/31 Cognitive Science Froese
Robert Osburn 2022/06/09 2022/09/01 Mathematics Speyer, Feichtner-Kozlov
Shiro Ikeda 2022/05/09 2022/07/31 Data Science Doya, Fukai, Kuhn
Leenoy Meshulam 2022/05/09 2022/07/31 Physics, Neuroscience Reiter, Tanaka, Doya, Fukai, Miller, Pigolotti
Chris Bowman 2022/04/06 2022/05/02 Mathematics Speyer
Daniel Bulmash 2022/03/21 2022/07/03 Physics Shannon, Okada

All visitors give presentations during their stay at OIST. You can find details about upcoming seminars and lectures on the Events page. You can also subscribe to this iCal calendar containing all talks.

Visitor Profiles

Here are the profiles of visitors currently on campus.

Artur Tsobanjan

Visit from 2023/03/23 - 2023/08/15

Artur Tsobanjan is a theoretical physicist who explores foundational issues in quantum theory raised by attempts to quantize gravity. He is particularly interested in finding ways to consistently incorporate the dynamical nature of time in general relativity within a quantum mechanical framework. Artur Tsobanjan received his PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011. He is currently an associate professor at King’s College, Pennsylvania, USA. Google Scholar

TSVP Talk: TBD on April 27 (Thursday), 2023 at 3pm in L4E48.
Office at OIST: Lab 4 E25j

Artur Tsobanjan


Anatole Lécuyer

Visit from 2023/03/14 - 2023/05/28

Anatole Lécuyer is Research Director and Head of Hybrid Team at Inria, the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology, in Rennes, France. He has been leading a research activity on "Virtual Reality" for the past 25 years. He initiated and still leads the OpenViBE open-source software for brain-computer interfaces. His research interests are in virtual/augmented reality, haptic interaction, 3D user interfaces, and brain-computer interfaces. Anatole Lécuyer obtained the IEEE VGTC Technical Achievement Award in Virtual/Augmented Reality in 2019, and was inducted in the IEEE Virtual Reality Academy in 2022.

TSVP Talk: As part of the Virtual Reality Seminar on April 21 (Friday), 2023 at 5:30pm in B250.
Office at OIST: Lab 4 E25j

Anatole Lecuyer



Jochen Steil

Visit from 2023/03/03 - 2023/07/31

Jochen Steil is a Professor of Robotics at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany. He has a background in neural networks and AI with applications in robot learning and coordinated large scale European projects in robotics and robot learning including H2020 CogIMon (Cognitive Compliant Motion in Interaction). His research interests reach from recurrent neural networks over robot learning and human-machine interaction to applications for flexible production and the future of work in the digital society. Personal Website

TSVP Talk: "Robot Learning: Where Science Meets Fiction" on April 13 (Thursday), 2023 at 3pm in B250.
Office at OIST: Lab 4 E13

Jochen Steil


Shinichi Nakagawa

Visit from 2023/03/02 - 2023/10/31

Shinichi is originally from Japan but has studied and worked in New Zealand, UK, Germany and Australia. He is currently a Professor of Evolutionary Ecology and Synthesis at the University of New South Wales (UNSW, Sydney). His work revolves around understanding individual variation and its maintenance of it. Yet, his work is interdisciplinary with publications in (bio)medicine, psychology, ecology, evolutionary biology, education, environmental sciences, statistics and neurosciences. For more info, please visit his webpage and check this recent article in Current Biology.

TSVP Talk: "Meta Research & Meta-Analysis in Ecology & Evolution" on March 16 (Thursday), 2023 at 4pm in L4E48.
Office at OIST: Lab 4 E13

Shinichi Nakagawa


Jeffrey Teo

Visit from 2023/01/26 - 2023/07/23

Jeffrey Teo is a theoretical physicist specializing in topological phases of electronic condensed matter. This includes topological (crystalline) insulators and superconductors, integer and fractional quantum Hall states, and spin liquids. In particular, he focuses on the emergence of exotic quasiparticles and topological defects that exhibit fractional behaviors, such as electric charge and statistics. Jeffrey Teo completed his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Simons postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is now an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia. Personal Website

TSVP Talk: "Topological Phases and Universal Fractional Quasiparticles" on February 19 (Friday), 2023 at 4pm in L4E48.
Office at OIST: Lab 2 C623

Jeffrey Teo


Mog Stapleton

Visit from 2022/06/10 - 2023/03/31

Mog Stapleton is a researcher at East China Normal University. Her background is in cognitive science and philosophy (with master's degrees in both). She received her PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2012. Her research focuses on embodied, embedded, enactive, and extended (so-called "4E") approaches and on the importance of affect for cognitive science. She is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Cognitive Systems Research. Google Scholar

TSVP Talk: "A Body-First Approach to Cognitive Science" on November 24, 2022 at 4pm in L4E48
Office at OIST: L4F22d

Mog Stapleton


Profiles of previous visitors