Prof. Dr. Gordon Pipa

Research Area: Life- and Neurosciences
Focus: Neural Data Analysis

Research Group



Prof. Dr. Gordon Pipa

Life- and Neurosciences

"Research is the fulfilment of my life's dream. I look forward every day to working in a community with others to try to understand concepts of information processing in such complex systems as our brains and thus enable new technologies that are better and more efficient".


Gordon Pipa became Full professor (W3) and chair of the Neuroinformatics department at Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrueck in Germany at the age of 36. Before he had hold a Group leader postion in Prof. Wolf Singer Department of Neurophysiology, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany and a Junior fellow position at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Between 2007 and 2009 he was a Research fellow with Prof. Emery Brown with an joint appointment at the Dep. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the MIT, Cambridge, and the Dep. of Anesthesia and Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Now he is Full professor/chair of the Neuroinformatics department and the director of the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrueck, Fellow of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), and Visiting Professor at Stanford University.


Prof. Dr. Gordon Pipa - Institute of Cognitive Science (uni-osnabrueck.de)


2010 - Habilitation, Biology, University of Technology Darmstadt, Germany

2006 - PhD, Dep. of Neural Information Processing, Berlin Universityof Technology, Germany

2002  Diploma, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and the Faculty of Physics, J. W. Goethe

University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

9/1995–5/2001 Diploma-Studies in Physics, RWTH-Aachen University, Germany

Awards and Honors

Best Innovation Award of the University Osnabrück (2015)

Nominated for Best Lecturer Award of the University Osnabrück (2012)MainCampus Educator, for young rising stars (2008–2010)

Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation, state scholarship(1995–2001)

Awarded as a young talent with outstanding creativity, International Zermatt Symposium for ’Creativity and Leadership’ (1997)

Triple prize winner in the German contest for young scientists (Jugend Forscht,1995–1996):

Reception by the German President Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog and Chancellor Helmut Kohl

Honorary medal of the Friedrich Bläse Foundation

Reception at the Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, hosted by Count L. Bernadotte of Wisborg