Matias J. Ison was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977. He earned his master’s degree and his doctorate in physics from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, working on the fields of statistical mechanics and computational physics. After further experience at the Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire in Caen (France), he joined the Neuroengineering Laboratory at the University of Leicester as a postdoctoral research associate. In 2007 he was appointed as a New Blood Lecturer in Bioengineering at the Engineering department. Dr Ison has been appointed to Visiting Professor positions at the Department of Physics and the Department Computer Sciences, University of Buenos Aires. He has longstanding collaborations with the Department of Neurosurgery, UCLA (USA).