I am Aureli Soria-Frisch (@aurelisofr), an applied researcher in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) passionate about bringing AI to the real-world, specially in the fields of neuroscience, health and neurotechnology. I have been working for 25 years at research institutions, academia, and industry. My personal interests include as well politics, social movements, psychology, and education. I am married and father of 2 kids, who I enjoy to accompany in their growing.
I was born and grown up in Barcelona, though I lived in Berlin for 11 years. So I feel myself coming from both cities. I used to play basketball and was basketball coach for more than 8 years. I studied Electrical Engineering degree at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia– UPC (1995), and received a PhD (2004) in Engineering Sciences from the Technical University in Berlin. After completing my doctoral studies I decided to move back to Barcelona. After working at the Pompeu Fabra University as Visiting Professor for a while, I decided to change to the private sector. I currently work as R&D Manager at the SME company Starlab Barcelona (http://www.starlab.es/), which develops Space Technologies and Neurotechnology devices and applications.
I am involved in Les Trementinaires de Vallcarca (https://trementinaires.wordpress.com/), a consumer organization, which targets to establish a direct relationship with food producers, to grow local self-organization and civic network, and to fight for Food Sovereignty. Besides this activity I am very interested in politics, although I have not managed yet to get actively involved in any particular movement. One of my further interests is education and all types of pedagogic currents that pledge for a renovation on how we educate our children and youth.
I am very happy to serve @CatalanVoices and hope you will enjoy my tweets this week.