Viktor Jirsa is Director of the Inserm Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes at Aix-Marseille-Université and Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Marseille, France. Dr. Jirsa received his PhD in 1996 in Theoretical Physics and has since then contributed to the field of Theoretical Neuroscience, in particular through the development of large-scale brain network models based on realistic connectivity, linking network dynamics to brain function and imaging. His work has contributed to a better understanding of the resting state, epilepsy and motor coordination. Dr. Jirsa is the project leader of the neuroinformatics platform The Virtual Brain (www.thevirtualbrain.org) implicating 11 laboratories worldwide and deputy-lead of the Theoretical Neuroscience project (SP4) in the European flagship Human Brain Project (HBP). Dr. Jirsa has been awarded several international and national awards for his research including the Prime of Scientific Excellence (CNRS, 2011), the Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award by NASPSPA in 2004 and the Francois Erbsmann Prize in 2001. He is invited regularly to major international conferences and has given more than 150 invited lectures, including many keynote addresses and plenary lectures. Dr. Jirsa serves on various Editorial and Scientific Advisory Boards and has published more than 130 scientific articles and book chapters, as well as co-edited several books including the Handbook of Brain Connectivity.