Ole Jensen


Prof. Ole Jensen

Short CV

Ole Jensen received his MSc degree in electrical engineering in 1993 from the Technical University of Denmark. He then pursued his doctoral research at Brandeis University in the United states under the supervision of professor John E. Lisman. In 1998 he obtained his PhD degree in neuroscience specializing in computational modeling of oscillatory networks. The modeling approach was used to account for electrophysiological and behavioral findings on memory in rats and humans. As a postdoctoral fellow he applied magnetoencephalography (MEG) to address questions on brain dynamics and human cognition at the Brain Research Unit, Low Temperature Laboratory. Helsinki University of Technology. He primarily worked with Dr. Claudia Tesche and professor Riitta Hari. In 2002 he was employed as head of the MEG laboratory at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior and promoted to principal investigator in 2003. In 2013 he was appointed professor at the Faculty of Science, Radboud University Nijmegen. In 2016 he started a new position as professor in translational neuroscience at University of Birmingham where he is co-director of the new established Centre for Human Brain Health (CHBH). Late 2016 he received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and in 2018 The Joseph Chamberlain Award for Academic Advancement at University of Birmingham. His current work focuses on linking oscillatory brain activity to cognition: how does oscillatory brain activity shapes the functional architecture of the working brain in the context of memory and attention.

Ole Jensen has authored or co-authored ~180 research papers; some in high impact journals including Nature, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, Current biology, Trends in Cognitive Sciences and Trends in Neurosciences. His work has received more than 27000 citations and his H-index is 73 (google scholar). He is in the top 1% for citations in Neuroscience &  Behavioural Science (Clarivate Analytics, 2018, 2019)

YouTube Presentation: On the role of alpha and gamma activity for routing and prioritizing information processing. Neuronus April 2018, Krakow.


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