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Elisabetta Chicca received a Ph.D. in Natural Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ, Physics department) and in Neuroscience from the Neuroscience Center Zurich in 2006. E. Chicca has carried out her research as a Postdoctoral fellow (2006-2010) and as a Group Leader (2010-2011) at the Institute of Neuroinformatics (University of Zurich and ETH Zurich) working on development of neuromorphic signal processing and sensory systems. Between 2011 and 2020 she lead the Neuromorphic Behaving Systems research group at Bielefeld University (Faculty of Technology and Cognitive Interaction Technology Center of Excellence, CITEC). In 2021 she joined the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials at the University of Groningen as full professor and chair of Bio-Inspired Circuits and Systems. Her current interests are in the development of CMOS models of cortical circuits for brain-inspired computation, learning in spiking CMOS neural networks and memristive systems, bio-inspired sensing (vision, touch, olfaction, audition, active electrolocation) and motor control. She combines these research approaches with the aim of understanding neural computation by constructing behaving agents which can robustly operate in real-world environments. She is recipient of EU H2020 funding in various programs (ICT, MSCA, FETPROACT), NWO and DFG funding. E. Chicca contributed to the creation and launching of a new IOP journal (Nueromorphic Computing and Engineering) to promote multi-disciplinary publications in her field and futher supports the journal as Executive Editorial Board member.

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