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
 B.
Cessac, R. Cofre,
Linear
Response
of General
Observables from
Spiking
Neuronal Network Models.
Submitted

B.
Cessac,
P. Kornprobst,
S. Kraria, H.
Nasser, D.
Pamplona, G.
Portelli, T.
Viéville
PRANAS:
a new platform
for retinal
analysis and
simulation,
Frontiers
in
Neuroinformatics, Vol
11, page 49,
(2017)
 R.
Herzog, M.J. Escobar , A. G. Palacios,
B. Cessac, Dimensionality Reduction
and Reliable
Observations in
Maximum Entropy
Models
on Spiking
Networks, submitted
 D.
Karvouniari,
L. Gil, O. Marre, S.
Picaud,
B.Cessac.
A biophysical
model explains
the spontaneous
bursting
behavior
in the developing
retina,
submitted.
 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).
Complete list.

Teaching
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Documents
publiés sous
licence Creative Commons
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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
physics.
Exercices
L3. Université
de Nice.
(20032006;
2008) Probability
theory Lecture
and exercices
L3 physics and
M1 geology.
(1996)
Numerical
Simulation in
physics.
Lecture
and exercics.
L3 physics.
(19962000;
20022004) Non
linear
physics.
Exercises
M1. Université
de Nice.
(19962000)
Linear
Algebra. Lecture
and exercises.
M1 Geology.
Université de
Nice.
(20032006)
Language
C.
Lecture. M2
biomedical
engineering.
Université de
Nice.
(20022003)
Dynamique
Qualitative.
Première année
de DEUG. TD
(6H, 40
étudiants).
Université
de Nice.
(19901994)
Electromagnetism.
Exercises
L2 Physics.
Université de
Toulouse.
(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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