Friedemann studied physics at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University in Bonn, Germany and at the Australian National University in Canberra. He received his PhD in the laboratory of Wulfram Gerstner at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where he studied the interaction of synaptic and homeostatic plasticity in spiking neural network models. He then joined the laboratory of Surya Ganguli at Stanford University as a postdoctoral fellow where he used machine learning approaches to explore the role of complex synaptic dynamics for learning and memory in the brain. He currently continues this line of research as a Sir Henry Wellcome fellow in the Vogels and Waddell labs at the University of Oxford.
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