Pedro Antonio Valdes-Sosa
|Pedro Antonio Valdes-Sosa MD. PhD.|
March 12, 1950 |
Chicago, Illinois, USA
|Residence||La Habana, Cuba|
|Occupation||Vice-Director of Cuban Neuroscience Center|
Pedro Antonio Valdes-Sosa (born on March 12, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, United States), is the Vice-Director of the Cuban Neurosciences Center, which he cofounded in 1990. He is also Member of the Editorial Boards of the following journals: Neuroimage, Medicc, Audioology and Neurotology, PLosOne and Brain Connectivity. His work includes statistical analysis of electrophysiological measurements, neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG and MEG tomography), nonlinear dynamical modeling of brain functions and Software and electrophysiological equipment development.
Valdes-Sosa initiated work with quantitative electrophysiology in 1969 with the first Cuban microcomputer, co-founding CNEURO in 1990, an institution which has changed health indicators in his country as well as in others. His research includes (computational) theory, methodology, and both fMRI and electromagnetic brain imaging, with contributions to multichannel EEG/MEG (1969–1989), Distributed ESI (Electrophysiological Source Imaging, 1989), SPM for ESI (2000), Granger Causality (1998). Neural mass modeling (1997), and EEG/fMRI fusion (2001). He has been active in promoting Brain Mapping, setting up international collaborations and societies, the Cuban and Latin-American Brain Mapping projects, participating actively in OHBM since 1998, having served on its Program Committee.
Dr. Valdes-Sosa studied medicine at the University of Havana, and graduated in 1972. He also studied Mathematics in 1973. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1978 . He is a senior professor of the Higher Institute for Medical Sciences, full member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, full member of the Latin American Academy of Sciences, associate member of the International Center for Theoretical Physics. He has also been invited professor of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics of Japan, invited researcher of the Brain Science Institute of RIKEN, Japan, Honorary Professor of UCL. In addition,he has been Ph.D. advisor of 13 doctoral students. At present he is Distinguished Professor of Neuroinformatics of the Key Laboratory for Neuroinformation, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, , and Program Chair of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping,.
Awards and honors
Dr. Valdes-Sosa has received a great number of awards in and outside the country. In 1997, he received the Cuban Academy of Science Award .Statistic Tridimensional Mapping of the EEG Generator’s Spectra. In 1995 he received the “Carlos J. Finlay” Award for Scientific Achievements. In 2006 he was got the “José Tey” Award for his dedication to the Education of other professionals. In 2006, the Cuban Academy of Sciences agreed to award an Annual Prize to the scientific research work: 'Determination of functional networks in the brain through Granger's causality'. In 2007, he received a Ministry of Science,Technology and Environment Special Award and the Cuban Academy of Science Award both in recognition of the scientific research work: Determination of functional networks in the brain through Granger's causality.
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