You have landed at the website of Anna Levina (Martius).  As of 2017, I am starting my research group at Tübingen University. My research interests lay in the area roughly situated between mathematics, physics, and neuroscience, tapping from time to time in all of those. My goal is to uncover the origins of brain computational powers and use the knowledge to optimize machine learning algorithms.

For more up to date information, please visit my group homepage.


  • 2017
    Sofja Kovalevskaja Award
    Research-group funding for five years
  • 2015-17
    Marie Curie COFUND stipend
    ISTFELLOW stipend for a postdoc at IST Austria
  • 2009
    Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society
  • 2009
    Best talk award, Bernstein Conference

    Academic Positions

    • end2017

      Group Leader

      Tübingen University

    • 20172015

      IST fellow

      IST Austria, Klosterneuburg

    • 20152011


      Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen

    • 20152011

      Associated researcher

      Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

    • 20102008


      Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization


      • PhD 2008

        PhD in Mathematics

        Göttingen University

      • 2004

        Graduate student, Department of Economics

        European University at St. Petersburg.

      • Diploma 2003

        Diploma in Mathematics

        St. Petersburg State University