Alexandre Pouget is a professor in the department of basic neuroscience at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Alexandre Pouget has studied cellular biology and neuroscience at the University Paris VI, France. He received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego, US, in 1994 and has been Assistant Professor at the Institute for Cognitive and Computational Science at Georgetown University from 1996 till 1998. In 1999, he moved to the University of Rochester as Associate Professor in the Brain and Cognitive Science Department. Since 2010, he has been Full Professor in the Brain and Cognitive Science department at the University of Rochester and since 2011, he is also Full Professor in the Department of Basic Neuroscience at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. His research focuses on two main topics: neural coding and spatial representations. His lab has a particular interest in population coding.

His lab is among the 20 laboratories in The International Brain Lab, a joint effort funded by the Simons Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, worldwide to focus on a single goal: to determine how the brain functions during a simple decision in a mouse.

most of his research are published in prestigious journals such as Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Reviews Neuroscience and Annual Reviews Neuroscience to name a few.

Also he is the editor of the book “Bayesian Brain: Probabilistic Approached to Neural Coding” published by MIT Press in 2007.