Curriculum Vitæ Erik Fransén

School of Computer Science and Communication

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

phone: +46-8-7906902, email:

1. BSc in Physics, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1987.

2. Ph. D. in Computer science, Stockholm University, Sweden 1996.

Thesis: "Biophysical Simulation of Cortical Associative Memory" under the supervision of prof. Jan-Olof Eklundh and prof. Anders Lansner. Thesis opponent prof William Levy, U. Virginia, USA.

3. Post doctoral fellow at Dept Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA, 1997-1998.

4. Associate professor (docent) in Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden 2002.

6. Full professor (professor) in Computer Science 120701. School of Computer Science and Communication, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

7. Previous appointments

020701 Associate professor (lektor) in Computer Science. School of Computer Science and Communication, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

970601-020630 Assistant professor (forskarassistent), Dept. of Numerical Analysis and Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

970801-980931 Post doctoral fellow at Dept Psychol, Harvard Univ, Cambridge, USA Funding STINT.

961016-961231 Assistant professor (univ. adjunkt), Dept. of Numerical Analysis and Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

911101-961015 Ph. D. student position (doktorand), Dept. of Numerical Analysis and Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Funding NFR.

8. Parental leave

991004-991205, 981118-981201, 970418-970429

9a. PhD student supervision, main supervisor

2013-2016 Peter Ahlström

2008-2012 Marcus Petersson

2007-2012 Jenny Tigerholm

2005-2012 Sten Andersson

2002-2003 Charlotta Eriksson

9b. Post doc collaborations

2015-present Hoseok Kim, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

2008-2009 Krisztina Szalisznyo, KFKI Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary

2007-2009 Motoharu Yoshida, Boston University, USA.

2006-2008 Babak Tahvildari, Yale University, USA.

2005 Alexander Kozlov, KTH, Sweden.

2002-2004 Alexei Egorov, U. Heidelberg, Germany.

1998-1999 Jacopo Magistretti, U. degli Studi di Pavia, Italy.

1997-1998 Gene Wallenstein, Harvard University, USA.

10. Publications

Google Scholar: citations 2739, h-index 21, i10-index 28 (Aug 14, 2017)

Web of Science: citations 1611, h-index 14 (Aug 14, 2017)

Top 5 cited publications (Web of Science, Aug 14, 2017):

A. Egorov, B. Hamam, E. Fransén, M. Hasselmo, A. Alonso: Nature 420: 173-178, 2002.

Number of citations: 439

C.T. Dickson, J. Magistretti, MH Shalinsky, E Fransén, ME Hasselmo, Alonso A. J. Neurophysiol. 83: 2562-2579, 2000.

Number of citations: 214

L. Giocomo, E. Zilli, E. Fransén, M. Hasselmo: Science 315: 1719-22, 2007.

Number of citations: 206

E. Fransén, B. Tahvildari, A. Egorov, M. Hasselmo, A. Alonso: Neuron 49: 735-746, 2006.

Number of citations: 155

E. Fransén, A. Alonso, M. Hasselmo: J. Neurosci. 22: 1081-1097, 2002.

Number of citations: 97

11. Assignments

2017 Local organizer of the workshop ”Cortex-basal ganglia interaction in brain function and dysfunction” supported by Parkinsonfonden and Karolinska Institutet StratNeuro

2017 Grant application reviewer, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, Sparks and Dravet Syndrome UK

2016 - present Deputy director of department of Computational Science and Technology, KTH

2008 - present Review editor of Frontiers in Neuroinformatics

2002 - present Thesis committee member Karolinska Institutet (11 PhD, 1 lic, 3 mid term)

2002 - present Thesis committee member KTH Royal Institute of Technology (3 PhD)

2015 - present Member of StratNeuro Faculty, Karolinska Institutet

2002 - present Reviewer in journals: Nature, Nature Communications, J Neurosci, J Physiol, J Neurophysiol, E J Neurosci, J Neurosci Methods, Hippocampus, Neuroscience, PLOS Comp Biol, J Comp Neurosci, PLOS One, Neurocomputing

2015 Thesis committee member Göteborg University, Department of Physiology

2014 Grant application reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation, Division Biology and Medicine

2013 Thesis opponent for Arthur Jochems at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

2013 Session chair at ICCN13

2013 Grant reviewer for The German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF)

110901 - 2017 Member of Scientific council of Stockholm Brain Institute

110101-161130 Forskarutbildningsansvarig (director of doctoral studies) CSC, KTH

2011 Local organizer of conference CNS*2011 in Stockholm, 550 participants

100924 Grant reviewer for Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

100315 Invited participant to US-Europe Workshop on "Reverse engineering of the human Brain", organized by European ESF, the US NSF and the US AFOSR.

2009 Member of KTH honorary doctoral committee

2008 Head of successful application to host the conference CNS*2011.

2008-2011 Member of the board of Organization of Computational Neuroscience Inc.

2008 Member of the strategy group in platform Computer Science at CSC.

2008-2012 Director of masters programme Computational and systems biology, KTH.

2008-2016 Deputy director of department of Computational Biology, KTH

071112 Member of the thesis committee at Swedish Univ of Agricultural Sciences.

070904-2008 Mentor in KTH Technologia of a KTH graduate student.

070223 Grant reviewer for STINT.

060914-070125 participant as 1 out of 9 in KTH Future faculty 2006 ERFA course.

051018-081201 Member of school equal opportunities committee

041102-2010 Member of the KTH faculty board (Fakultetskollegiet).

030331-040826 Member of programme comittee of workshop at ICBP2004 conference.

2001-2005 Member of the department board of NADA. (Board was ended 2005.)

11b. Honors and awards

1997 Swedish STINT post doctoral fellowship

1997 Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (KVA) stipend from P.E. Lindahls fund

1991 Swedish Natural Research Council (NFR) graduate student fellowship

11c. Collaborations

2016 - present Seth Grant, University of Edinburgh, UK

2015 - present Marie Carlen, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

2011 - 2012 Michele Migliore, Institute of Biophysics, Italy

2011 - present Fredrik Elinder, Linköping University, Sweden

2010 - present Martin Schmelz, Anaesthesiology, Universitaetsmedizin Mannheim, Univ. of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany

2010 - present Motoharu Yoshida, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany

1998 - 2005 Angel Alonso, Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill U., Canada.

1997 - present Michael Hasselmo, Boston University, USA.