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Research Areas

Analog VLSI Circuit Design

  • Silicon Retinas Vision Chips Silicon Neurons AER Systems
  • Locomotion
  • Silicon Central Pattern Generation (CPG) Circuits
  • Models of lamprey CPG neural circuits with Integrate-and-fire neurons


  • Study biological models: ferrets, bats, owls, crickets, humans
  • Extract principles of organization, design, information processing and control
  • Construct computational and physical models
  • Apply to real-world tasks such as sound localization, auditory perception and robot control


  • Study biology of visual transduction, coding, communication, processing and perception
  • Extract computational principles of orientation, motion, stereo, recognition, attention, etc ..
  • Construct computational and physical models of various modules
  • Apply to visually guided robotics, scene analysis and understanding