Peter Smittenaar


This is my academic CV, last updated January 2016. For a CV including professional experience, see LinkedIn

Education

BSc (2007) Molecular life sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL

MSc (2010) Cognitive neuroscience (cum laude), Donders Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience under supervision of Prof. Roshan Cools, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL

PhD (2015) Wellcome Trust-funded 4-year PhD in neuroscience, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging under supervision of Prof. Ray Dolan, University College London, UK

Grants and awards

2015 Sir Henry Wellcome 4-year postdoctoral fellowship (link)
2013 Best Contributed Paper, reinforcement learning and decision-making, Princeton
2013 Best poster award, Intentional Inhibition Conference, UCL
2013 Wellcome Trust public engagement grant for The Great Brain Experiment
2010 Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD scholarship
2009 Business Development Fund, start-up funding for science job board
2007 Quo Vadis travel grant, 5 months at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Talks and posters

2016 Jan 27 Crowdsourcing Biomarker Analysis Data Science for Pharma Europe
2015 Nov 11 Harnessing The Power of The Crowd to Beat Cancer Sooner Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit
2015 Nov 3 Investigation of methods to improve the accuracy of citizen scientists in detecting cancer cells from images of tissue microarray cores National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference
2014 Nov 27 Reinforcement learning across cortex and basal ganglia Affective brain talk, Sharot lab, UCL
2014 Oct 29 Reinforcement learning across cortex and basal ganglia Cools lab talk, Donders Institute, Nijmegen
2014 Aug 1 Proactive and reactive executive control in aging 4th Einstein Fellowship Symposium on Decision-Making, Berlin
2013 Nov 8 Manipulating model-based and model-free reinforcement learning through electric stimulation of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex Society for Neuroscience, San Diego
Oct 25 Manipulating model-based and model-free control through neurostimulation of prefrontal cortex Reinforcement learning and decision-making, Princeton
Sept 25 Preparing for selective inhibition within frontostriatal loops Intentional inhibition conference, UCL
Apr 25 Preparing for selective inhibition within frontostriatal loops 3rd Einstein Fellowship symposium, Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Feb 8 Controlling your actions: modulating the competition between decision-making systems, and proactive response inhibition PhD upgrade at FIL
2012 Nov 12 Manipulating the balance between model-based and model-free value-based choice through L-DOPA and transcranial magnetic stimulation FENS Neurobiology of Emotion, Italy
Oct 14 Neural mechanisms of selective action inhibition SfN
July 18 Dopamine enhances model-based over model-free behavior FENS
June 29 Dopamine enhances model-based over model-free behavior UCL Neuroscience symposium
May 25 Dopamine enhances model-based over model-free behavior ppt 2nd Einstein Fellowship Symposium, Berlin School of Mind and Brain
2011 Apr 28 Balancing act: dopamine in model-based and model-free behaviour 1st Einstein Fellowship Symposium on Decision-making, Berlin School of Mind and Brain
2010 July 14 Effects of dopaminergic medication on value-based decision-making in Parkinson’s disease Joint ‘cognitive control’ labmeeting, DCCN

Teaching

2014 Oct 30 Using transcranial magnetic stimulation to probe cortical and sub-cortical function Donders Discussions
2014 Oct 16 General Linear Model SPM course
2014 Apr 16 Transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct-current stimulation, deep brain stimulation (with Helen Barron and Eileen Joyce) Computational Psychiatry course
2013 May 29 Good and Bad practices in programming ICN Matlab course
2012 Mar 14 Introduction to connectivity: PPI and SEM ppt Methods for Dummies, UCL
2011 Dec 14 Basis of the BOLD signal ppt Methods for Dummies, UCL
Dec 7 Bayes for Beginners ppt Methods for Dummies, UCL
2010 July 8 Non-orthogonal regressors: concepts and consequences ppt fMRI analysis methods meeting, DCCN
Jan 7 Scanning patients using fMRI fMRI analysis methods meeting, DCCN

Supervision

2012-3 7 mo. Alessandra De Petrillo, Clinical Neuroscience masters (model-based/model-free control and threat).

Academic committees etc.

2013 Wellcome Trust-funded public engagement for Brain Awareness week, The Great Brain Experiment
2012-3 Brain Meeting seminar series, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging
2011-2 Methods for Dummies course, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging
2005-7 Sigma symposium organising committee; course committee for molecular life sciences; teaching assistant

Reviewed for: Journal of Neuroscience || Journal of Neurophysiology || Neuropsychopharmacology || Frontiers in Human Neuroscience || Cortex || Human Brain Mapping || Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience