Enrico Glerean

Enrico Glerean

Staff Scientist
Staff Scientist
T320 School common, SCI

About Enrico Glerean

I am Enrico Glerean, I am a staff scientist at the Aalto School of Science, core member of the Aalto Scientific Computing team where we run the Triton high performance computing cluster, help researchers with their research software, and teach massive online hands-on courses like "Python for Scientific Computing".

I am also a core member of the Aalto Data Agents network. I am an expert in working with personal data in research: I train and support researchers with issue related to GDPR, secure computing workflows for sensitive data, data anonymization.  I am a passionate promoter of open science, transparency, ethics, research integrity, and reproducibility: I train other researchers on these issues and I am a founding member of the Finnish Reproducibility Network

My research domain is cognitive neuroscience, with focus on methods for magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. I am a member of Nordic-RSE and CodeRefinery, two communities in the Nordics devoted to training and helping researchers with scientific software and reproducibility. I am an activist trying to bring a change on issues about equality and inclusivity for women in STEM: I am one of the organizers of the "Making Waves" initiative. I am an elected member of the Aalto Academic Affairs Committee representing researchers and research support personnel. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any matter listed in this short description. I am also active on Twitter @eglerean @SciCompAalto @FinRepro @MWavesAalto.

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Areas of expertise

Graph and network data, FMRI, Data mining, Signal processing, Musicology, Neuroscience, Complex networks

Honors and awards

16th Novartis Neuroscience award

Novartis Finland supports Finnish neuroscience research by giving the Novartis Neuroscience award annually to the author of the best PhD thesis in Finland in the field of brain research. These awards have been made since 1998. The recipient is selected by the board of the Finnish Brain Research Society based on nominations. The winner of the 16th Novartis Neuroscience award is Enrico Glerean (Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, School of Science, Aalto University) with his thesis "Dynamic similarity of brain activity in humans: from single areas to functional networks". The award was made in the Neuroscience Finland 2016 event on 25 October 2016 in Biomedicum, Helsinki. In his doctoral thesis, Enrico Glerean developed neuroimaging methods for understanding similarities and differences at the individual level in the activation and co-operation of brain areas. Modern brain imaging methods are hoped to assist in the diagnostics of heterogenic autism spectrum disorders.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Oct 2016

Best doctoral dissertation year 2016 at Aalto School of Science

Best doctoral dissertation at Aalto School of Science
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Mar 2017

Aalto Scientific Communication Award

Aalto Scientific Communication Award for organizing the Brain Twitter Conference #BrainTC
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Dec 2017

Kordelin Foundation scholarship

Väitöskirjan jälkeiseen tutkimukseen: Disentangling the neuronal correlates of inter-individual differences: from cognition to spectrum disorders , 18000 €
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Computer Science Oct 2018


Naturalistic imaging

Emily S. Finn, Enrico Glerean, Uri Hasson, Tamara Vanderwal 2022 NeuroImage

Do sparse brain activity patterns underlie human cognition?

Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, Enrico Glerean, Vasily Klucharev, Anna Shestakova, Jyrki Ahveninen 2022 NeuroImage

Body Maps of Loves

Pärttyli Rinne, Mikke Tavast, Enrico Glerean, Mikko Sams 2022

Classification of emotion categories based on functional connectivity patterns of the human brain

Heini Saarimäki, Enrico Glerean, Dmitry Smirnov, Henri Mynttinen, Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, Mikko Sams, Lauri Nummenmaa 2022 NeuroImage

Special Issue: Naturalistic Imaging: The use of ecologically valid conditions to study brain function

Tamara Vanderwal, Emily S. Finn, Enrico Glerean, Uri Hasson 2022 NeuroImage

The Open Brain Consent

Elise Bannier, Gareth Barker, Valentina Borghesani, Nils Broeckx, Patricia Clement, Kyrre E. Emblem, Satrajit Ghosh, Enrico Glerean, Krzysztof J. Gorgolewski, Marko Havu, Yaroslav O. Halchenko, Peer Herholz, Anne Hespel, Stephan Heunis, Yue Hu, Chuan Peng Hu, Dorien Huijser, María de la Iglesia Vayá, Radim Jancalek, Vasileios K. Katsaros, Marie Luise Kieseler, Camille Maumet, Clara A. Moreau, Henk Jan Mutsaerts, Robert Oostenveld, Esin Ozturk-Isik, Nicolas Pascual Leone Espinosa, John Pellman, Cyril R. Pernet, Francesca Benedetta Pizzini, Amira Šerifović Trbalić, Paule Joanne Toussaint, Matteo Visconti di Oleggio Castello, Fengjuan Wang, Cheng Wang, Hua Zhu 2021 Human Brain Mapping

Movies and narratives as naturalistic stimuli in neuroimaging

Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, Mikko Sams, Enrico Glerean, Jyrki Ahveninen 2021 NeuroImage

Escitalopram enhances synchrony of brain responses during emotional narratives in patients with major depressive disorder

Emma Komulainen, Enrico Glerean, Roope Heikkilä, Lauri Nummenmaa, Tuukka T. Raij, Erkki Isometsä, Jesper Ekelund 2021 NeuroImage

Physical activity and aerobic fitness in relation to local and interhemispheric functional connectivity in adolescents' brains

Ilona Ruotsalainen, Enrico Glerean, Juha Karvanen, Tetiana Gorbach, Ville Renvall, Heidi J. Syvaoja, Tuija H. Tammelin, Tiina Parviainen 2021 Brain and Behavior

Social perspective-taking shapes brain hemodynamic activity and eye movements during movie viewing

Mareike Bacha-Trams, Elisa Ryyppö, Enrico Glerean, Mikko Sams, Iiro P. Jääskeläinen 2020 Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience