I
am a doctor in theoretical physics. I got a Master degree in theoretical
physics at the center of theoretical physics,
Marseille in 1990. I did my pHD in the ONERA Center of Research in Toulouse with M. Samuelides. Then I spent two years (19941996) in Bielefeld,
Germany, as a post doc in Ph. Blanchard’s team, in the group of
mathematical physics BiBoS. I was lecturer (Maitre de Conférences) in Nice University from September 1996 to September 2010. I got my Habilitation à Diriger les
Recherches in 2001. I am now
Bruno Cessac
Research director
at INRIA
Head of the BIOVISION team
MODELLING AND ANALYSIS OF NEURONAL SYSTEMS.



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I am a doctor in theoretical physics. I got a Master
degree in theoretical physics at the center of theoretical physics, Marseille in 1990. I did my pHD in the ONERA Center of Research in Toulouse with M. Samuelides. Then I spent two years (19941996) in Bielefeld,
Germany, as a post doc in Ph. Blanchard’s team, in the group of
mathematical physics BiBoS. I was lecturer (Maitre de Conférences) in Nice
University from
September 1996 to September 2010. I got my Habilitation
à Diriger les Recherches in 2001. I
am now Directeur de Recherches (Senior Research Scientist) at INRIA
SophiaAntipolis. I have
been member of the Non Linear
Institute of Nice (INLN) from 1996
to 2008, of the Laboratoire
JeanAlexandre Dieudonné from 2008
to 2010. I am research director at INRIA since 2010 .
My research were initially modeling and analysis of
large sized dynamical systems arising in various fields such as
physics, biology, sociology, computers networks. I have worked on
subjects such as selforganized
criticality, linear
response in chaotic systems, social
networks, communications
networks. My main
interest concerns neuronal
networks dynamics. I have
developed methods combining dynamical systems theory, statistical
physics and ergodic theory allowing to classify dynamics arising in canonical
neuronal networks models like integrate and fire models or firing rate
models. I have applied these methods for the study of synaptic and
intrinsic plasticity, spike coding, spike train statistics analysis,
meanfield dynamics. I am now involved in developing models for the
visual system, especially the retina, as well as numerical methods and
software for neuroscientists.

Publications
Some recent publications
 The
role of the asymptotic dynamics in the design of FPGAbased
hardware implementations of gIFtype neural networks, Horacio
RostroGonzalez, Bruno Cessac, Bernard Girau, Cesar TorresHuitzil,
J. Physiol. Paris, vol. 105, n° 1–3, pages 91—97, (2011).
J.C.
Vasquez, A. Palacios, O. Marre, M.J. Berry II, B. Cessac, Gibbs
distribution analysis of temporal correlation structure on
multicell spike trains from retina ganglion cells, J. Physiol.
Paris, ,
Volume
106, Issues 3–4, May–August
2012, Pages 120–127,
 B.
Cessac, Statistics of spike trains in conductancebased neural
networks: Rigorous results, The Journal of
Mathematical Neuroscience , 1:8 (2011).
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(19941996 ) Dynamical systems, 2nd
year (Sup' Aero, Toulouse).
(19941996 ) Introduction
to chaos theory, 2nd
year (Sup' Aero, Toulouse).
(2008 ) Neuronal
dynamics.
Lecture, M2, master Omega, physics,Université de Nice;
master of Computational Biology, Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de
Nice, Ecole des Houches.
(2000) Ergodic
theory for physicists. Lecture
for the researchers of INLN.
(2008) Thermodynamics. Lecture and exercises, L2, physics. Université de Nice.
(2008 ) Quantum
mechanics. Lecture
and exercises, L2, physics, Université de Nice.
(20022006; 2008) Non
equilibrium Statistical physics. Exercises M1, physics. U. Nice.
(20022006) Statistical
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L3. Université de Nice.
(20032006; 2008) Probability
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(1996) Numerical
Simulation in physics. Lecture and exercics. L3 physics.
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(19962000) Linear
Algebra. Lecture
and exercises. M1 Geology. Université de Nice.
(20032006) Language
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(20022003) Dynamique
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Première année de DEUG. TD (6H, 40 étudiants). Université de Nice.
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(19901994) Quantum
mechanics. Exercises L2 Physics. Université de Toulouse.
(19931994) Relativity. Exercises L2 Physics. Université de Toulouse.
(19901991) Meanfield
theory, Lecture M1 Physics. Université de Toulouse.

Systèmes
dynamiques
Chaos
Neurons and synapses.
Neural Networks Dynamics.
MeanField Models in neuroscience.
Théorie
ergodique pour physiciens
Bases de thermodynamique
Transitions
de Phase;
Machines
Thermiques;
Physique
statistique.
Probabilités
Algèbre linéaire


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Bruno Cessac
INRIA, BIOVISION team
2004 Route des Lucioles
06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex 2
Email: bruno.cessac@inria.fr
Phone: +33492385035
Fax: +33492387845

Team assistant: MarieCecile Lafont
Email: MarieCecile.Lafont@inria.fr
Phone: +33492387979
Fax: +33492387845



