Quentin Huys

Deputy Director
Group Leader
Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research

Curriculum Vitae

  • BA, 2002, Cambridge University
  • PhD, 2007, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL
  • MBBS, 2011, UCL Medical School
  • Dr. med., 2016, Universität Zürich
  • Facharzt für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 2018, University Hospital of Psychiatry, Zurich
  • Professor, Division of Psychiatry, Department of Mental Health Neuroscience, 2022, University College London

Research interests

  • Computational psychiatry, with particular focus on developing computational tools to improve patient outcomes in depression and addictive disorders
  • Complex decision-making and learning
  • Computational models of emotion

Selected publications

A formal valuation framework for emotions and their control. Huys QJM and Renz D. Biological Psychiatry (2017) 82:413--420

Computational psychiatry as a bridge from neuroscience to clinical applications. Huys QJM*, Maia T* and Frank MJ. Nature Neuroscience (2016) 19(3):404--413

A Roadmap for the Development of Applied Computational Psychiatry. Paulus MP, Huys QJM and Maia T. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (2016) 1(5):386-392

The interplay of approximate planning strategies. Huys QJM, Lally N, Faulkner P, Eshel N, Seifritz E, Gershman SJ, Dayan P and Roiser JP. PNAS (2015), 112(10):3098-3103

Bonsai trees in your head: How the Pavlovian system sculpts goal-directed choices by pruning decision trees. Huys QJM*, Eshel N*, O'Lions E, Sheridan L, Dayan P and Roiser JP. PLoS Comp Biol (2012) 8(3): e1002410

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