Michael Notter
Data scientist & Neuroscientist
About Me

I'm a data scientist working at the intersection of neuroscience & computer science. My love for programming, methods, and the brain are best shown in my involvement in many open source projects (leading and collaborating), covering many different signal domains (e.g. MRI, EEG, behavioral). I enjoy working on challenging projects in a vibrant and stimulating community, am an enthusiastic learner, a motivated teacher and always curious & excited to learn something new.

AddressChemin de la Milliere 1, 1040 Villars-le-Terroir, Switzerland
Phone+41 (0)79 786 47 17
LanguagesGerman (native), English (C2), French (C1)


PhD in Neuroscience
04/2016 - present
University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Investigation of multisensory integration in the human brain by means of time-resolved functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Analyses incorporate standard univariate approaches, as well as machine learning approaches, such as multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) & convoluted neural networks.

Master of Science in Cognitive Psychology & Neuroscience
02/2012 - 07/2014
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Major in Psychology & minor in Neuroinformatics, covering neurobiology, cognitive psychology, neuroimaging methods, neural networks, models of computation & computational vision.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
09/2007 - 02/2012
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Major in Psychology & minor in Neuroinformatics, covering psychology, statistics, neuroscience, informatics, biology, mathematics & artificial intelligence.

Professional Experience

Research Collaborator in Neuroscience & Neuroimaging
04/2014 - 04/2016
CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland

Development, implementation, and analysis of behavioral & neuroimaging experiments using eye-tracking, EEG & MRI methods. Technical support & teaching of collaborators, and development of MRI, EEG & eye-tracking analysis software.

Research Assistant in Neuroscience & Neuroimaging
02/2013 - 11/2014
INAPIC, Zurich, Switzerland

Development and maintenance of scripts for the analysis of behavioral, physiological and neuroimaging (MRI) data.Extensive support of research collaborators in their data analysis.

Special officer in the Psychological-Pedagogical Service of the Armed Forces
01/2012 - 12/2017

Counseling, stress prevention & guidance to soldiers and cadre of the Armed Forces.

Internship in the Gabrieli Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
01/2011 - 05/2011
MIT, Cambridge, USA

Design and execution of experiments, technical support, teaching & implementation and maintenance of analysis software.Internship was prolongated for a month due to very satisfactory work.

Clerk in payment transaction at Migros Bank
03/2007 - 03/2014
Zurich, Switzerland

Data analysis for the purpose of anomaly detection and process optimization.