Care was taken to form groups balanced in terms of the students' educational background. This encouraged students to help one another.

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Hugo Liberal Fernandes



2004 MSc in Applied Mathematics, University of Porto, Portugal. Thesis: "Spatially periodic planforms of Euclidean equivariant systems of partial differential equations"
2001 Licenciatura in Mathematics, University of Porto, Portugal

Work Experience

2007 Short Term Apprentice, Theoretical Epidemiology Group, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal
2006 Researcher, Integromics, S.L., Madrid, Spain
2005 Research Assistant, Signal and Image Laboratory, Instituto de Engenharia Biomédica, Porto, Portugal
2004 Lecturer, East Timor National University, East Timor
2002-2004 Lecturer, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (University of Lisbon), Portugal
2000-2001 O-level teacher, EB 2/3 Dr. Carlos Pinto Ferreira Secondary School, Vila do Conde, Porto, Portugal

PhD Project

Supervisor: Konrad Körding

Cosupervisor: Zachary Mainen

Laboratory: Körding Lab

University: Northwestern University


Uncertainty, generalization, and neural representation of relevant variables for decision making. Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2013) pp.174.


Fernandes HL, Stevenson IH, Phillips AN, Segraves MA, Kording KP. Saliency and Saccade Encoding in the Frontal Eye Field During Natural Scene Search. Cerebral Cortex (2014) , doi:10.1093/cercor/bht179.

Cherian A, Fernandes HL, Miller LE. Primary motor cortical discharge during force field adaptation reflects muscle-like dynamics. Journal of Neurophysiology (2013) 110, 768 –783.

Avraham G, Nisky I, Fernandes HL, Acuna DE, Kording KP, Loeb GE, and Karniel A. Towards perceiving robots as humans – three handshake models face the Turing-like handshake test. IEEE Transactions on Haptics (2012) , .

Vilares I, Howard JD, Fernandes HL, Gottfried JA, and Kording KP. Differential Representations of Prior and Likelihood Uncertainty in the Human Brain. Current Biology (2012) 22, 1.

Fernandes HL, Stevenson IH, and Kording KP. Generalization of stochastic visuomotor rotations. PLoS ONE (2012) 7, e43016.

Fernandes HL, Albert MV, and Kording KP. Measuring generalization of visuomotor perturbations in wrist movements using mobile phones. PLoS One (2011) 6, e20290.

Fernandes HL, and Körding KP. In praise of “false” models and rich data. Journal of Motor Behavior (2010) 42, 343-349.

Stevenson IH, Fernandes HL, Vilares I, Wei K, and Körding KP. Bayesian integration and non-linear feedback control in a full-body motor task. PLoS Computational Biology (2009) 5, e1000629.