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Hamed Shabani



Theoretical Systems Neuroscience
Faculty of Biology I and Bernstein Center Freiburg
Hansastr. 9a
79104 Freiburg i.Br.
Tel.: +49 (0)761 203

Research Project

  • Understanding neural mechanism of learning and memory
  • Selective electrostimulation of retina ganglion cells


  • Neural data analysis and machine learning
  • Retina dissection and electrophysiology
  • Microelectrode array recordings and spike sorting
  • Electrical stimulation of retina
  • EEG data recording and analysis

Research Positions

  • 2015 – 2017: Research Assistant, IPM Brain Engineering Centre, Tehran

Academic Background

  • 2017 – 2021: PhD. Neural Information Processing, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 2013 - 2016: M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
  • 2009 - 2011: B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering, Bahonar Technical College, Shiraz, Iran


  • Shabani H, Zrenner E, Rathbun D, Hosseinzadeh Z. Classification of pseudocalcium visual responses from mouse retinal ganglion cells. Visual Neuroscience 38, 2021.
  • Naghibi Rad P, Shahroudi AA, Shabani H, and Lashgari R. Encoding Pleasant and Unpleasant Expression of the Architectural Window Shapes: An ERP Study. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 13:186, 2019
  • Rathbun DL, Ghorbani N,Shabani H, Zrenner E, and Hosseinzadeh Z. Spike-triggered average electrical stimuli as input filters for bionic vision—a perspective. Journal of Neural Engineering, 15(6):063002, 2018.
  • Shabani H, Mikaili M, and Noori SMR. Assessment of recurrence quantification analysis (RQA) of EEG for development of a novel drowsiness detection system. Biomedical Engineering Letters, 6(3):196–204, 2016.