Welcome to Mattia Rigotti's homepage

I am a Research Scientist 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 Research
  • 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]

  • Select Works

  • Attention-based Interpretability with Concept Transformers [PDF]
    M. Rigotti, C. Miksovic, I. Giurgiu, T. Gschwind, P. Scotton
    International Conference on Learning Representations, ICLR 2022
  • The Geometry of Abstraction in the Hippocampus and Prefrontal Cortex [preprint]
    S. Bernardi, M.K. Benna, M. Rigotti, J. Munuera, S. Fusi, C.D. Salzman
    Cell, 183, 1-14 (2020)
  • Unbalanced Sobolev Descent [PDF]
    Y. Mroueh, M. Rigotti
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 33, NeurIPS 2020
  • Hippocampal-prefrontal input supports spatial encoding in working memory [PDF]
    T. Spellman, M. Rigotti, S.E. Ahmari, S. Fusi, J.A. Gogos, J.A. Gordon
    Nature, 522:309-314 (2015)
  • The importance of mixed selectivity in complex cognitive tasks [PDF]
    M. Rigotti, O. Barak, M.R. Warden, X.-J. Wang, N.D. Daw, E.K. Miller, S. Fusi
    Nature, 497:585-590 (2013)



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