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Markus Diesmann

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Research Topics

  • Theory of cortical networks
  • Analysis of neuronal activity
  • Simulation technology for neuronal systems
  • Computational neuroscience

 

Techniques

  • Non-linear dynamics
  • Statistical physics
  • Applied computer science
  • Parallel scientific computing

 

CV

Academic Background

  • 2004: Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor)
  • 2003: Assistant Professor (C1)
  • 2002: PhD in Physics, Thesis: Conditions for Stable Propagation of Synchronous Spiking in Cortical Networks
    (Reviewers: C. von der Malsburg, G. Schoener, University of Bochum)
  • 1997 - 1999: PhD studies, Neurobiology & Biophysics (A. Aertsen), University of Freiburg (D)
  • 1994 - 1996: PhD studies, Dept. Neurobiology (A. Aertsen), Weizmann Institute of Science (IL)
  • 1993: MSc in Physics (Bochum, D)
  • 1991: Studies in Physics and Cognitive Science, University of Sussex (UK)
  • 1988 - 1993: Studies in Physics and Computer Science, University of Bochum (D)

 

Research Positions

  • 9/2006 - present: Unit Leader, Computational Neuroscience Group, RIKEN Brain Science Institute,
    Wako, Saitama, Japan.
  • 7/2006 - 8/2006: Unit Leader (part time), Computational Neuroscience Group,
    RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako, Saitama, Japan.
  • 8/2004 - 8/2006: Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor), Computational Neurophysics,
    Institute of Biology III, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg (D).
  • 11/2003 - 7/2004: Assistant Professor (C1), Computational Neurophysics,
    Dept. Neurobiology & Biophysics, Institute of Biology III,
    Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg (D).
  • 8/1999 - 10/2003: Senior staff and workgroup leader, Dept. Nonlinear Dynamics,
    Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen (D).
  • 8/1997 - 7/1999: Research Assistant, Dept. Neurobiology & Biophysics,
    Institute of Biology III, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg (D)
  • 4/1994 -- 7/1997: Research Assistant, Institut fuer Neuroinformatik, Ruhr-Universitaet,
    Bochum (D)

 

Scientific Honors, Editorial Boards, Other Scientific Activities

  • 2006:  Co-author of component "The human brain model: Connecting neuronal structure and function across temporal and spatial scales" in "Helmholtz Initiative Systems Biology".
  • 2006 - present: Listed "Collaborator" of the Research School in Systems Biology at the Norwegian Univiversity of Life Sciences (UMB), Aas (N)
  • 2005:  Faculty at summer school "Advanced Scientific Computing", Drakensberg, South Africa
  • 2004:  Member PhD committee, Malaga (E)
  • 2004 - present: Faculty at EU "Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience" (Obidos and Arcachon)
  • 2003 - 2006: Development of new teaching material in Computational Neuroscience: lecture "Computational Neuroscience", course "Simulation of Biological Neural Networks", course "Scientific Programming"
  • 2003:  Censor at M.Sc. committee, Aas, (N)
  • 2003:  Tutor at EU "Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience", Obidos
  • 2003 - 2004: Co-organizer of summer school on Computational Neuroscience at the Max- Planck-Institute in Goettingen offered by the German Society for Neuroscience
  • 2003:  Principal investigator in proposal for a BMBF "Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Freiburg"
  • 2003:  Co-coordinator of proposal for a BMBF "Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Goettingen"
  • 2001 - present: Coordination of the "NEST Initiative" a collaborative project on the development of technology for the simulation of neural systems including the Honda Research Institute as a key partner
  • 2000 - present: Co-author of several grant proposals for high performance parallel computer equipment
  • 2000 - present: Co-author of several grant proposals for scientific projects (e.g. DIP F1.2, 2003)
  • 2000 - present: Ad hoc reviewer for scientific journals: Science, Biological Cybernetics, Neural Computation, Neural Networks, Journal of Computational Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Physical Review Letters
  • 2000 - present: Co-organizer of several workshops on different topics in Computational Neuroscience
  • 1997 - present: Supervision of MSc and PhD students
  • 1997 - present: Several scientific stays at: Hebrew University (Jerusalem), MPI for Brain Research (Frankfurt), CNRS (Marseille), University of Malaga, University of Pennsylvania, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot)

 

Publications

Papers in Journals

  • Hanuschkin A, Herrmann J M, Morrison A and Diesmann M (2010).
    Compositionality of arm movements can be realized by propagating synchrony. Journal of Computational Neuroscience. doi:10.1007/s10827-010-0285-9. PDF
  • Hanuschkin A, Kunkel S, Helias M, Morrison A and Diesmann M
    "A general and efficient method for incorporating precise spike times in globally time-driven simulations"
    (2010) Front. Neuroinform. 4:113. doi:10.3389/fninf.2010.00113. PDF
  • Morrison A, Aertsen A, Diesmann M
    "Spike-time dependent plasticity in balanced recurrent networks"
    (2007) Neural Computation, in press
  • Morrison A, Straube S, Plesser H E, Diesmann M
    "Exact subthreshold integration with continuous spike times
    in discrete time neural network simulations"
    (2007) Neural Computation 19:47--79
  • Brette R et al. incl. MD "Simulation of networks of spiking neurons:
    A review of tools and strategies" (2006) Journal of Computational
    Neuroscience, submitted
  • Backofen R et al. incl. MD "A Bottom-up approach to Grid-Computing at a
    University: the Black-Forest-Grid Initiative" (2006) PIK - Praxis der
    Informationsverarbeitung 29:81--87
  • Guerrero R, Morrison A, Diesmann M, Pearce, T C
    "Programmable Logic Construction Kits for Hyper Real-time
    Neuronal Modeling"
    (2006) Neural Computation 18:2651--2679
  • Morrison A, Mehring C, Geisel T, Aertsen A, Diesmann M
    "Advancing the boundaries of high connectivity
    network simulation with distributed computing"
    (2005) Neural Computation 17(8):1776--1801
  • Tetzlaff T, Morrison A, Geisel, T, and Diesmann M "Consequences of
    Realistic Network Size on the Stability of Embedded Synfire Chains"
    (2004) Neurocomputing 58--60:117--121
  • Denker M, Timme M, Diesmann M, Wolf F, and Geisel T
    "Breaking synchrony by heterogeneity in complex networks"
    Phys Rev Lett (2004) 92(7):074103.
  • Gruen S, Riehle A, and Diesmann M "Effect of cross-trial
    non-stationarity on joint-spike events"
    (2003) Biological Cybernetics 88(5):335--351
  • Gruen S, Riehle A, Aertsen A, and Diesmann M "Temporal Scales of
    Cortical Interactions" Nova Acta Leopoldina (2003) 332:189--206
  • Pipa G, Diesmann M, and Gruen S "Significance of Joint-Spike Events
    Based on Trial-Shuffling by Efficient Combinatorial Methods"
    (2003) Complexity 8(4):79--86
  • Mehring C, Hehl U, Kubo M, Diesmann M, and Aertsen A "Activity
    Dynamics and Propagation of Synchronous Spiking in Locally Connected
    Random Networks" Biological Cybernetics (2003) 88(5):395--408
  • Tetzlaff T, Buschermoehle M, Geisel T, and Diesmann M "The spread of
    rate and correlation in stationary cortical networks" (2003)
    Neurocomputing 52--54:949--954
  • Tetzlaff T, Geisel T, and Diesmann M "The Ground State of Cortical
    Feed-Forward Networks" (2002) Neurocomputing 44--46:673--678
  • Egert U, Knott Th, Schwarz C, Nawrot M, Brandt A, Rotter S, and
    Diesmann M "MEA-Tools: an open source toolbox for the analysis of
    multi-electrode data with MATLAB" (2002) Journal of Neuroscience
    Methods 117:33--42
  • Gruen S, Diesmann M, and Aertsen A "`Unitary Events' in Multiple
    Single Neuron Spiking Activity. II. Non-Stationary Data" (2002)
    Neural Computation 14(1):81--119
  • Gruen S, Diesmann M, and Aertsen A "`Unitary Events' in Multiple
    Single Neuron Spiking Activity. I. Detection and Significance"
    (2002) Neural Computation 14(1):43--80
  • Gewaltig M-O, Diesmann M, and Aertsen A "Propagation of cortical
    synfire activity: survival probability in single trials and
    stability in the mean" (2001) Neural Networks 14:657--673
  • Gewaltig M-O, Diesmann M, and Aertsen A "Cortical Synfire-Activity:
    Configuration Space and Survival Probability" (2001) Neurocomputing
    38--40:621--626
  • Diesmann M, Gewaltig M-O, Rotter S, and Aertsen A "State Space
    Analysis of Synchronous Spiking in Cortical Neural Networks" (2001)
    Neurocomputing 38--40:565--571
  • Riehle A, Grammont F, Diesmann M, and Gruen S "Dynamical Changes and
    Temporal Precision of Synchronized Spiking Activity in Monkey Motor
    Cortex During Movement Preparation" (2000) Journal of Physiology
    (Paris) 94:569--582
  • Rotter, S and Diesmann M "Exact Digital Simulation of Time-Invariant
    Linear Systems with Applications to Neuronal Modeling" (1999)
    Biological Cybernetics 81:381-402
  • Gruen S, Diesmann M, Grammont F, Riehle A, and Aertsen A "Detecting
    unitary events without discretization of time" (1999) Journal of
    Neuroscience Methods 94:67--79
  • Diesmann M, Gewaltig M-O, and Aertsen A "Conditions for Stable
    Propagation of Synchronous Spiking in Cortical Neural Networks"
    (1999) Nature 402:529--533
  • Riehle A, Gruen S, Diesmann M, Aertsen A "Spike Synchronization and
    Rate Modulation Differentially Involved in Motor Cortical Function"
    (1997) Science 278:1950--1953
  • Aertsen A, Diesmann M, and Gewaltig M-O "Propagation of synchronous
    spiking activity in feedforward neural networks" (1996) Journal of
    Physiology (Paris) 90:243--247


Books:

  • Gewaltig M-O, Diesmann M, Morrison A, Plesser H E
    "The Computer Science of Neural Systems Simulation"
    (2008) Springer, Lecture notes in computer science
    (proposal approved, in preparation)


Book Chapters / Other:

  • Diesmann M "Large cortical networks" (2006)
    In "Entwicklungen, Chancen und Grenzen der Hirnforschung:
    Eine Betrachtung aus Sicht der Computational Neuroscience" Herz A ed.
    Study for the BMBF
  • Bundschuh K "'Grid-Computing'-wichtiges Hilfsmittel fuer
    die Lebenswissenschaften" (2005)
    Bio-Pro http://www.bio-pro.de/de/region/freiburg/magazin/01304/index.html
    (based on an interview with MD)
  • Diesmann M and Gewaltig M-O "NEST: An Environment for Neural
    Systems Simulations" (2002) in Forschung und wissenschaftliches
    Rechnen, GWDG-Bericht (eds Plesser T and Macho V) pp 43--70
    Ges. fuer Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung, Goettingen
  • Aertsen A, Diesmann M, Gewaltig M-O, Gruen S, and Rotter S
    "Neural dynamics in cortical networks--precision of joint-spiking
    events" (2001) in Complexity in Biological Information Processing
    239:193--204, 204--207, 234--240 Wiley, Chichester
  • Aertsen A, Diesmann M, Gewaltig M-O, Heck D, and Rotter S
    "Dynamische Organisation von Hirnaktivitaet -- Mechanismen und
    Funktion" (1997) in Experimentelle und theoretische Hirnforschung:
    II. Sinneswahrnehmung, sensomotorische Koordination, neuronale
    Informationsverarbeitung. Freiburger Universitaetsblaetter, Rombach
    Freiburg 135:93--115
  • Aertsen A, Diesmann M, Gruen S, Arndt M, and Gewaltig M-O "Coupling
    Dynamics and Coincident Spiking in Cortical Neural Networks" (1995)
    in Supercomputing in Brain Research: from Tomography to Neural
    Networks (eds Hermann HJ, Wolf DE, and Poeppel E) pp 213--223
    World Scientific, Singapore
  • Diesmann M, Gewaltig M-O, and Aertsen A "SYNOD: an Environment for
    Neural Sytems Simulations. Language Interface and Tutorial" (1995)
    The Weizmann Instiute of Science GC-AA-/95-3. The Grodetsky Center
    for Research of Higher Brain Functions Weizmann Institute of Sciene,
    Israel
  • Diesmann M, Gewaltig M-O, and Aertsen A "Characterization of Synfire
    Activity by Propagating 'Pulse Packets'" (1996) in Computational
    Neuroscience: Trends in Research 1995 (ed Bower JM) pp 59--64
    Academic Press, San Diego

 

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