Congratulations, Frank Lucio Maldonado Huayaney!

Frank Lucio Maldonado Huayaney passed his PhD defense on 06.04.2018. He sucessfully presented his dissertation titled: "VLSI implementation of a calcium-based plasticity learning model" in which he successfully implemented a biologically inspired learning algorithm, embedded in full-custom VLSI spiking neural networks with the goal of constructing compact real-time low-power learning systems. The starting point of this research was based on recent studies that demonstrated a key role of calcium ions for long term synaptic plasticity. Frank presented two prototypes of a novel Very-large-scale Integration (VLSI) implementation of this recently proposed calcium-based learning algorithm and its circuital and computation model simulation results. 

Examiners for the dissertation were: Prof. Dr. Elisabetta Chicca, Bielefeld University, Prof. Dr. Giacomo Indiveri, University of Zurich, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Rückert, Bielefeld University and Dr. Qiang Li, Bielefeld University.