University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness, Madison, WI. USA.
Larissa Albantakis is an Associate Scientist at the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness, at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. She obtained her Diploma in physics from Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich in 2007, and her PhD in Computational Neuroscience from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona in 2011.
She has been at the University of Wisconsin since 2012, working together with Giulio Tononi on Integrated Information Theory, and has recently been awarded a ‘Power of Information’ Independent Research Fellowship by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, to investigate and formalize the notions of informational autonomy and causal responsibility.
Her main research interest is exploring the relationships between causation, information, and consciousness in neural networks.
Her essay on the topic of autonomous agents recently won the first prize in the 2016/17 essay contest conducted by the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi).