Dr. Sebastian Bitzer

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    1. Contact information
    2. Personal Website
    3. CV
    4. Publications

Contact information

Sebastian Bitzer



Dr. Sebastian Bitzer

Contact Information
Organization Name

Chair of Neuroimaging

Chair of Neuroimaging

Address work

Visitor Address:

Falkenbrunnen, Raum 142 Chemnitzer Str. 46b

01187 Dresden

work Tel.
+49 351 463-43141
fax Fax
+49 351 463-43147

Personal Website

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2015 - Post-doc at TU Dresden researching probabilistic models of information processing in the brain
2010 - 2015

Post-doc at Neurology Department at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig researching probabilistic models of information processing in the brain

2006 - 2010 PhD studies at the Statistical Machine Learning and Motor Control Group (Sethu Vijayakumar) at the University of Edinburgh researching machine learning methods for robotics
2005 - 2006 MSc studies at University College London in Machine Learning (formerly called “Intelligent Systems”)
2004 - 2005

Research assistant at Institute of Robotics und Mechatronics at German Aerospace Center in Munich researching EMG interfaces for prosthetic hands

2001 - 2004 BSc studies at University of Osnabrück in Cognitive Science


  • Grellmann, C.; Neumann, J.; Bitzer, S.; Kovacs, P.; Tönjes, A.; Westlye, L. T.; Andreassen, O. A.; Stumvoll, M.; Villringer, A. & Horstmann, A. Random Projection for fast and efficient multivariate correlation analysis of high-dimensional data: A new approach. Front Genet, 2016, 7, 102
  • Park, H.; Lueckmann, J.-M.; von Kriegstein, K.; Bitzer, S. & Kiebel S. J. Spatiotemporal dynamics of random stimuli account for trial-to-trial variability in perceptual decision making. Sci Rep, 2016, 6, 18832
  • Bitzer, S. & Kiebel, S. J. The Brain Uses Reliability of Stimulus Information when Making Perceptual Decisions. to appear in: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 28, 2015, arXiv preprint
  • Bitzer, S.; Bruineberg, J. & Kiebel, S. J. A Bayesian Attractor Model for Perceptual Decision Making. PLoS Comput Biol, 2015, 11, e1004442
  • Grellmann, C.; Bitzer, S.; Neumann, J.; Westlye, L. T.; Andreassen, O. A.; Villringer, A. & Horstmann, A. Comparison of variants of canonical correlation analysis and partial least squares for combined analysis of MRI and genetic data. Neuroimage, 2015, 107, 289-310
  • Trapp, S.; Shenhav, A.; Bitzer, S. & Bar, M. Human preferences are biased towards associative information. Cogn Emot, 2014, 1-15
  • Thiel, S. D.; Bitzer, S.; Nierhaus, T.; Kalberlah, C.; Preusser, S.; Neumann, J.; Nikulin, V. V.; van der Meer, E.; Villringer, A. & Pleger, B. Hysteresis as an implicit prior in tactile spatial decision making. PLoS One, 2014, 9, e89802
  • Bitzer, S.; Park, H.; Blankenburg, F. & Kiebel, S. J. Perceptual decision making: Drift-diffusion model is equivalent to a Bayesian model. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2014, 8
  • Bitzer, S. & Kiebel, S. Recognizing recurrent neural networks (rRNN): Bayesian inference for recurrent neural networks. Biological Cybernetics, 2012, 106, 201-217
  • Bitzer, S. & Williams, C. K. I. Kick-starting GPLVM optimization via a connection to metric MDS. In Proceedings of the NIPS 2010 Workshop on Challenges of Data Visualization, 2010.
  • Bitzer, S.; Howard, M. & Vijayakumar, S. Using Dimensionality Reduction to Exploit Constraints in Reinforcement Learning. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2010.
  • Bitzer, S.; Klanke, S. & Vijayakumar, S. Does Dimensionality Reduction Improve the Quality of Motion Interpolation? In Proceedings of the 17th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks (ESANN), 2009.
  • Bitzer, S. & Vijayakumar, S. Latent Spaces for Dynamic Movement Primitives. In Proceedings of the 9th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 2009.
  • Bitzer, S.; Havoutis, I. & Vijayakumar, S. Synthesising Novel Movements through Latent Space Modulation of Scalable Control Policies. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 199-209), 2008.
  • Hoffmann, H., Petkos, G., Bitzer, S., & Vijayakumar, S. Sensor assisted adaptive motor control under continuously varying context. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation, and Robotics (ICINCO), 2007
  • Bitzer, S. & van der Smagt, P. Learning EMG control of a robotic hand: towards active prostheses. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2006.

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