- Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Professor of Neuroscience (in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute)
Computing Systems for Data-Driven Science Affiliated Member
STEFANO FUSI is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. He is also a member of the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia, the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and the Kavli Institute. He graduated in 1992 from the Sapienza University of Rome with a degree in physics. After his degree, he obtained a researcher position at the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics in Rome and started to work in the fields of theoretical neuroscience and neuromorphic engineering. In 1999, he received a Ph.D. in physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and moved to the University of Bern, Switzerland, as a postdoctoral fellow. After visiting Brandeis University as a postdoctoral fellow in 2003, in 2005 he was awarded a professorial fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation and became assistant professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland. In 2009, he joined the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University as an associate professor. He is an associate editor of Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, Journal of Computational Neuroscience and Neural Computation. Professor Fusi’s research involves the computational modeling and theoretical analysis of complex neural circuits with the goal of understanding the role of biological complexity and diversity in the nervous system. Moreover, he is interested in the development of learning devices that use neuromorphic hardware. His laboratory collaborates with experimental neuroscientists and engineers at Columbia University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford University.