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]

  • Select Works

  • Sobolev Independence Criterion
    Y. Mroueh, T. Sercu, M. Rigotti, I. Padhi, C. Dos Santos
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 32, NeurIPS 2019
  • Beyond Backprop: Online Alternating Minimization with Auxiliary Variables
    A. Choromanska, B. Cowen, S. Kumaravel, R. Luss, M. Rigotti, I. Rish, B. Kingsbury, P. DiAchille, V. Gurev, R. Tejwani, D. Bouneffouf
    International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2019
  • Shared neural coding for social hierarchy and reward value in primate amygdala
    J. Munuera, M. Rigotti, C.D. Salzman
    Nature Neuroscience, 21: 415-423, 2018
  • Hippocampal-prefrontal input supports spatial encoding in working memory
    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
    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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