Fabio Stefanini

Postdoc -- ended Nov 2014
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I received my BSc and MSc in Physics at Sapienza University of Rome in 2006 and 2009 respectively. During my Master, I contributed to the analysis of flocking dynamics of starlings. I then started my journey into neuroscience and I obtained a PhD in Physics at the Institute of Neuroinformatics working on the realization of a brain-inspired electronic system with learning capabilities.
My interests are in neuromorphic engineering, theoretical neuroscience, machine learning and complex systems. In particular, I am interested in rule-based behavior and learning and in the construction of artificial systems that implement those particular abilities. My current project focuses on real-world scenarios where continuous, online learning of context-dependent tasks is required for optimal resource management. I am a Wing Chun Kung Fu instructor, I have been a rower at National level in Italy and my hobbies are playing piano, singing and enjoying parenthood. Other interests include drama, photography, graphics and consumer electronics.




  • Chicca, E. and Stefanini, F. and Bartolozzi, C. and Indiveri, G. Neuromorphic electronic circuits for building autonomous cognitive systems, Proceedings of IEEE, 102:(9) 1367 - 1388, 2014
  • Mostafa, Hesham and Corradi, Federico and Stefanini, Fabio and Indiveri, Giacomo A Hybrid Analog/Digital Spike-Timing Dependent Plasticity Learning Circuit for Neuromorphic VLSI Multi-Neuron Architectures, ISCAS 854 - 857, 2014
  • Stefanini, Fabio and Neftci, Emre O. and Sheik, Sadique and Indiveri, Giacomo PyNCS: a microkernel for high-level definition and configuration of neuromorphic electronic systems, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 8:(73), 2014


  • Sheik, S and Pfeiffer, M and Stefanini, F and Indiveri, G Spatio-temporal Spike Pattern Classification in Neuromorphic Systems, Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems 262-273, 2013



  • Indiveri, G and Stefanini, F and Chicca, E Spike-based learning with a generalized integrate and fire silicon neuron, International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2010 1951-1954, 2010
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