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Starlab C. de l'Observatori, s.n.  08035 Barcelona Spain

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Presence, Neuroscience and information theory. Fundamental Physics;  Radar applications. Information theory is a common thread in my research interests, from physics to engineering to neuroscience. Google "Kolmogorov Manifesto" to learn more ( A more recent preprint on the same subject is now available "Reality as Simplicity". Quite busy lately also with the HIVE project (

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Dr. Giulio Ruffini was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1966. He obtained the B.A. Degree in Mathematics and in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of California, Davis in 1990 and 1995, respectively. As an undergraduate he received several Mathematics and Physics scholarships and joined the KSU and Berkeley Sigma Pi Sigma chapters. He also carried out support lab work in the KSU optics lab (picosecond laser physics, state of the art at the time) and in the Lawrence Berkeley laboratory cryogenics lab. During the summers of 1990 to 1995 he was a graduate researcher in theoretical physics at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico working on fundamental aspects of the quantization of quantum gravity. After his PhD he moved back to Barcelona, Spain, to join the Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, where, until September 2000, he was a researcher in the Earth Observation Group developing algorithms for GPS, radar and EEG analysis. In 2000 he and other partners founded Starlab Barcelona, a company dedicated to transform Science into technologies with impact through research, development and market intelligence. He is since working at Starlab Barcelona SL as Director and researcher. His current research includes the development of novel sensors for brain/body monitoring exploiting new technologies, computational neuroscience—exploiting EEG data for studying, monitoring and interfacing with the human brain—as well as developing new Earth Observation sensors and algorithms. Dr. Ruffini has led several ESA projects on technology development and, as the original proposer of the SENSATION project concept (new sensors, algorithms and systems for monitoring the human brain ubiquitously, hopefully a precursor to the EBA—the Euro-pean Brain Agency), he is also the technical manager for this IP. He is also currently coordinating the PEACH Coordination Action on Presence technologies for the Future and Emerging Technologies department of the European Commission.

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