Dr Fernanda Lenita Ribeiro

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


I am a postdoc at the Computational Imaging Group, led by Steffen Bollmann. I recently finished my Ph.D. in Computational Imaging at UQ. Specifically, my Ph.D. work involved predicting the functional organization of the human visual cortex from underlying anatomy using geometric deep learning. To tackle this and other research questions, I am leveraging my interdisciplinary background in Biophysics (Bachelor's degree; University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Neuroscience (Master's degree; Federal University of ABC, Brazil), and now the intersection of AI and imaging. I am interested in (geometric) deep learning, vision, neuroscience, and explainable and fair AI research.

Research Interests

  • Retinotopic Mapping of Human Visual Cortex with Geometric Deep Learning


  • Doctor of Philosophy of Neuroscience, The University of Queensland
  • Masters (Research) of Neurosciences, Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC)
  • Bachelor of Biophysics, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)


  • Renton, Angela I., Dao, Thuy T., Johnstone, Tom, Civier, Oren, Sullivan, Ryan P., White, David J., Lyons, Paris, Slade, Benjamin M., Abbott, David F., Amos, Toluwani J., Bollmann, Saskia, Botting, Andy, Campbell, Megan E. J., Chang, Jeryn, Close, Thomas G., Dörig, Monika, Eckstein, Korbinian, Egan, Gary F., Evas, Stefanie, Flandin, Guillaume, Garner, Kelly G., Garrido, Marta I., Ghosh, Satrajit S., Grignard, Martin, Halchenko, Yaroslav O., Hannan, Anthony J., Heinsfeld, Anibal S., Huber, Laurentius, Hughes, Matthew E. ... Bollmann, Steffen (2024). Neurodesk: an accessible, flexible and portable data analysis environment for reproducible neuroimaging. Nature Methods, 21 (5), 804-808. doi: 10.1038/s41592-023-02145-x

  • Lenita Ribeiro, Fernanda, York, Ashley, Zavitz, Elizabeth, Bollmann, Steffen, Rosa, Marcello G.P. and Puckett, Alexander (2023). Variability of visual field maps in human early extrastriate cortex challenges the canonical model of organization of V2 and V3. eLife e86439. doi: 10.7554/eLife.86439

  • Ribeiro, Fernanda, Shumovskaia, Valentina, Davies, Thomas and Ktena, Ira (2022). How fair is your graph? Exploring fairness concerns in neuroimaging studies. 7th Machine Learning for Healthcare Conference, Durham, NC, United States, 5-6 August 2022. ML Research Press.

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