Nov. 2020 - ongoing

Machine Learning Engineer at Vara
developing and refining machine learning algorithms and data pipelines for cancer detection in mammography screening
simulations and interactive visualizations of screening process and effects of interactions of radiologists and ML algorithms


Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2020

PhD in Neurosciences at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology (now part of Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence)
Prof. Dr. Ruben Portugues

Oct. 2013 - Sep. 2015

MSc Neurosciences, Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany, Thesis supervisors: Dr. Álvaro Tejero Cantero, Prof. Dr. Andreas Herz

Sep. 2010 - Jul. 2013

BSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2020

Research internship at the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, group of Tomaso Poggio, supervised by Dr. Xavier Boix
developed synthetic datasets and training protocols for re- current convolutional networks for image segmentation that improved learning of long-range dependencies

2017 - 2020

Stytra - a system for online animal tracking of behavior and closed-loop projections and the accompanying analysis packages (bouter and Bouter.jl)

2015 - 2020

Microscope control software and analysis packages (Sashimi, Brunoise, fimpy, VolumeRegistration.jl and Calcium.jl)


scientific stack, Tensorflow, Qt

scientific stack, Flux

robotics with ROS, Qt

git, continuous integration

HTML, CSS, Javascript
visualisation with D3

bash, Docker, SLURM

Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Inkscape

Blender, Unity, SketchUp


English, German, Croatian

French, Italian


Sensorimotor representations in cerebellar granule cells in larval zebrafish are dense, spatially organized, and non-temporally patterned LD Knogler, DA Markov, EI Dragomir, V Štih, R Portugues
Current Biology, April 2017

Stytra: an open-source, integrated system for stimulation, tracking and closed-loop behavioral experiments V Štih*, L Petrucco*, AM Kist, R Portugues
PLOS Computation Biology, April 2019 | native web version

Evidence accumulation during a sensorimotor decision task revealed by whole-brain imaging Elena I Dragomir, Vilim Štih, Ruben Portugues
Nature Neuroscience, December 2019

Valence and state-dependent population coding in dopaminergic neurons in the fly mushroom body KP Siju, V Štih, S Aimon, J Gjorgjieva, R Portugues, ICG Kadow Current Biology, May 2020

Do Neural Networks for Segmentation Understand Insideness? Kimberly Villalobos*, Vilim Štih*, Amineh Ahmadinejad*, Shobhita Sundaram, Jamell Dozier, Andrew Francl, Frederico Azevedo, Tomotake Sasaki, Xavier Boix
Neural computation, August 2021