New CITEC research group 'Neuromorphic Circuits'

On August 1st, 2011, CITEC welcomed Elisabetta Chicca the new assistant professor who will lead the new research group 'Neuromorphic Circuits' based in the Faculty of Technology.

Elisabetta Chicca studied physics at the University of Rome 1 ‘La Sapienza’‚ Italy, where she graduated in 1999. In 2006 she received a PhD in Natural Sciences from the Physics department of the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland, and a PhD in Neuroscience from the Neuroscience Center Zurich (ZNZ). Immediately after the PhD, she started a PostDoc at the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, where she continued working as Research Group Leader from May 2010 to August 2011.

The overall goal of her research is to identify the principles of neural computation and implement them in fully parallel and low-power neuromorphic very-large-scale integration (VLSI) systems for solving computational problems by learning from examples and experience. She plans to create an interdisciplinary research group which will explore the computational capabilities of large networks of recurrently connected neurons using biologically inspired electronic systems. This research has high potential for developing compact low-power real-time systems with natural application to the field of autonomous robotics.

Bielefeld University
Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC)
Elisabetta Chicca
Phone: +49 521 106-12043
eMail: chicca'at'