Jakob Macke receives Otto Hahn Medal
The junior research group leader at BCCN Tübingen received the Medal of the Max Planck Society in recognition of his outstanding doctoral thesis entitled "Population coding in the visual system: Statistical methods and theory" (July 2012).
Jakob Macke completed his doctoral studies under the supervision of Matthias Bethge (Coordinator of BCCN Tübingen and Bernstein Award winner 2006). Thereafter, Macke worked as Marie Curie Fellow with Maneesh Sahani at "Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit" at University College London (UCL). Since May 2012, he is head of the junior research group "Neural Computation and Behavior" at BCCN Tübingen.
Since 1978, the Max Planck Society annually awards the Otto Hahn Medal to up to 30 young scientists for outstanding scientific achievements. The prize is endowed with 7,500 €.
Read more in the complete press release by the MPI for Biological Cybernetics (in German).