Welcome to Mattia Rigotti's homepage

I am a researcher at IBM Research AI.
My research interests include Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Neuromorphic Engineering and Computational Neuroscience.



  • 2014 - now    Research Staff Member
    Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
  • 2013-2014    Associate Research Fellow
    Center for Theoretical Neuroscience and The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, New York
  • 2010-2013    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York

  • Education

  • 2007-2010    Ph.D. (Neuroscience, Feb. 2010);  M.Phil. (Neurobiology and Behavior, Oct. 2009)
    Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
    Thesis: "Modeling the neural mechanisms underlying rule-based behavior" [PDF]
  • 2004    DEA (Theoretical Physics, June 2004)
    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI / École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
  • 2000-2005    M.Sc., Dipl. Phys. ETH Zürich (Theoretical Physics, Dec. 2005)
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland
    Thesis: "A Relativistic Stochastic Process: statistical mechanics in a general relativistic framework" [PDF]



    Conference abstracts

    Conference presentations

Other projects


  • Quantum Mechanics, Hidden Variables and Quantum Logic - with G. Ortelli [PDF]
    - Proseminar with Prof E. Specker, ETH Zürich 2004
  • Der Schroteffekt (in German) - Experimental praktikum, ETH Zürich 2004 [PDF]
  • Der Photoelektrische Effekt (in German) - Experimental praktikum, ETH Zürich 2004 [PDF]
  • QCD, Parton model and Altarelli-Parisi equation - Proseminar with Prof Z. Kunszt, ETH Zürich 2003 [PDF]

  • Mathematics

  • Differentialgeometrie (in German) - Based on lecture notes by Prof D.A. Salamon [PDF]

  • Electronics

  • Logic Optimizer v0.2 - A Java applet implementing Karnaugh-Veitch-Diagrams and the Quine-McCluskey algorithm to optimize the representation of Boolean functions (2004) [JAR]
  • Digitale Elektronik (in German) - Optimization of Boolean functions and applications (2004) [PDF]
  • AD-Wandlung (in German) - Principles of AD-conversion (2003) [PDF]

  • Programming

  • Gitmagic (Italian translation) - The ultimate Git tutorial by Ben Lynn (2007)