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Peggy Series' Bio.

I was born in France near Bordeaux in 1974. I moved to Versailles in 1991 to study maths and physics, and to Paris in 1993 to study Computing and Electronical Engineering. I graduated in 1996 from the Institut Superieur d'Electronique de Paris (ISEP). I spent 1995-1996 in COGS, at the University of Sussex, Brighton (UK) from which I received a M.Sc. degree in Knowledge Based Systems (Artificial Intelligence). I subsequently graduated in Biomathematics (DEA, equivalent M.Sc) from the Universite de Paris VI.
I did my PhD in Computational Neuroscience, at U. N. I. C., Gif-sur Yvette, France, with Yves Fregnac and Jean Lorenceau. My work focussed on the non-classical properties (contextual modulations) of the receptive fields of primary visual cortex neurons and their perceptual correlates.
From 2002 to 2004, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Alex Pouget at the University of Rochester, NY, USA.
I then joined Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL, in London, UK. In 2006-07, I spent 9 months in NYC, working at NYU with Eero Simoncelli.
In July 2006, I became a lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US) at ANC, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, UK.
I was promoted to Senior Lecturer (equivalent Associate Professor) in 2014.

In 2022 (effective August 2022), I was promoted to the position of Full Professor with a Chair in Computational Psychiatry.

Outside the lab, I am a passionate cyclist (and more modestly, triathlete) and train for racing, sometimes at the international level. In June 2013, I have cycled the full route of the Tour de France 2013 (roughly 3,500 kms) for charity, one week ahead of the professional race. I compete on the road and track. I am the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Track Cycling National Scottish Champion for the individual pursuit (women over 40), and 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 French champion masters (usually for the points race) in my age group. I also received a gold medal at the World Masters Games (New Zealand, 2017) and silver and bronze medals at the World Masters track cycling championships (Manchester, 2014, 2016).
I also completed 3 Ironman 70.3 in 2018-2019.

I have recently given an interview in BJPsych Bulletin about my life on and off the bike :)