Paulo Aguiar graduated in Physics (BSc+MSc) from Instituto Superior Técnico, U. of Lisbon, Portugal, and completed his PhD in Computational Neuroscience from the Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, U. of Edinburgh, UK, in 2006. Presently he is a PI at i3S-INEB, leader of the team "Neuroengineering and Computational Neuroscience" (NCN), and Affiliate Professor (Biophysics) at the Faculty of Medicine UP. His team is focused on understanding information processing and information storage in the nervous system. The NCN team uses and develops methodologies in computational neuroscience, electrophysiology, advanced data/image analysis, neural engineering and hybrid systems where external electronic systems are merged with neural circuits to reveal, re-establish, or enhance, proper function. A key element in the NCN research is mathematical modeling and computer simulations.