Short vitae
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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).
Complete list.

Teaching
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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

