Nava Rubin is an ICREA Research Professor at our Department. She is also Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University (currently on leave of absence).
She received a M.Sc. in Physics (1989) and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience (1993) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During 1993-1996 she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Vision Sciences Lab in Harvard University. She then joined the Center for Neural Science at NYU as Assistant Professor, and subsequently promoted to Associate and then Full Professor, before joining UPF.
She works on the computational and neural basis of human visual perception. Her results have been published in some of the most influential scientific journals (Science, PNAS, Current Biology, Neuron) and in numerous high-quality journals on more specialized topics, presented in over a hundred international conferences and symposia, and funded by several US private foundations, the US National Science Foundation (SFN), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the European Union. She is the recipient of many awards including Rothschild and Fulbright Fellowships, McDonnell-Pew Award in Cognitive Neuroscience and Alfred P. Sloan Research Award.