Jakub Orłowski Research Fellow

Jakub Orłowski

Research Fellow

Sensing and Actuation

I’m an IT professional-turned neuroscientist. While working as a programmer and system administrator, I got my MSc in Applications of Physics in Biology and Medicine from University of Warsaw. Then I pursued a PhD in Control Theory at University of Paris-Saclay, working on closed-loop deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease, which then led me to continue this work as a Marie Curie Fellow at UCD. My current project still revolves around the topic of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, employing large-scale computational models of brain activity to examine the effect of stimulation parameters on the efficiency and efficacy of stimulation.

In my spare time I like to volunteer my time to exciting projects. I work for Polonium Foundation, organising conferences that network Polish scientific and business diaspora worldwide. In my spare spare time I work on creating educational board games as a member of a Canada-based NGO called Kytos.