Simulation Neuroscience Neurorobotics
|Marc-Oliver Gewaltig is the Section Manager of Neurorobotics within the Simulation Neuroscience Division.
His team investigates the simulation-aided reconstruction of sensory-motor loops in rodents, using data-driven whole brain models and musculo-skeletal body models. Of particular interest is closed-action perception loops in which an animal influences or actively controls its sensory input.
Marc-Oliver is the co-author of the Neural Simulation Tool NEST (www.nest-simulator.org), a popular tool for large-scale simulations of spiking neural networks.
Before joining Blue Brain in 2011, Marc-Oliver was Principal Scientist (1998-2011) at the Honda Research Institute Europe in Offenbach, Germany. He completed his PhD in Physics in 1999.
In his spare time, Marc-Oliver enjoys skateboarding, fencing and filming.
Falotico, Egidio, et al. “Connecting artificial brains to robots in a comprehensive simulation framework: the Neurorobotics Platform.” Frontiers in Neurorobotics 11 (2017). http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnbot.2017.00002/full
Wybo, Willem A. M., et al. “A Sparse Reformulation of the Green’s Function Formalism Allows Efficient Simulations of Morphological Neuron Models.” Neural Computation 27.12 (2015): 2587-2622.
Plesser, Hans Ekkehard, et al. “NEST: the neural simulation tool.” Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience (2015): 1849-1852.
Knoll, Alois, and Marc-Oliver Gewaltig. “Neurorobotics: A strategic pillar of the Human Brain Project.”
Probst, D., Maass, W., Markram, H., & Gewaltig, M.-O. “Liquid Computing in a Simplified Model of Cortical Layer IV: Learning to Balance a Ball.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7552, 209–216 (2012)
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