Inaugural seminar of the thematic cycle on Complexity

Seminar of Professor Roberto Livi, Universita' di Firenze (Italy)

During this inaugural seminar, Professor Livi will present his most recent results on neuromorphic circuits.

Prof Livi is a leading expert in complex systems, who has worked in field as different as statistical mechanics, nonlinear dynamics and biological modeling. In the last year his research has been mainly devoted to neural network dynamics and heat transport. Recently he has written a book on "Nonequilibrium statistical physics" with Paolo Politi. In 2011, he held the International Visiting Chair at the IAS.

In his inaugural seminar, Professor Livi will present his most recent results on neuromorphic circuits. The talk wil have a general introduction suited
for scientists working in complex systems, as well as for PhD students and Master students at their last year of study.

Date : Tuesday January 30th, from 1:30pm to 3pm. 
Location : Maison internationale de la recherche, Neuville-sur-Oise. Plan d'accès

 

Title of the contribution: "Complex dynamics in neuromorphic circuits"

Abstract Neural population made of inhibitory and excitatory units exhibit complex collective dynamics when they are organized according to suitable circuits. In particular, amplification and synchronization mechanisms may emerge as purely noise driven effects: These results disclose new perspectives in the design of neuromorphic circuits performing specific tasks, like, signal categorization and detection.