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Brain NECSTwork - The team


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In this presentation we talk about us: the Brain NECSTwork team.
Discoveries associated with a more precise comprehension of the connections inside human brain are foreseen as disruptive in many fields: from improved neurological disorders treatment to strong artificial intelligence, as well as more precise and less invasive diagnostic tools and, finally, improved Big Data systems. For this purpose, Brain Networks (BNs) are used to quickly and accurately model and map neural interconnections inside human brain.
A common statistical tool that helps analysis and definition of BNs is the Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient (PCC), which is able to identify the correlation between neurons or groups of neighboring neurons.
However, the computational power that commonly available technologies provide allows scientists to analyze only few hundred neural nodes within reasonable time. Increasing the number of analyzed neurons and speeding up the computation are both fundamental steps to achieve more accurate results, and to allow the scientific and medical research to progress.
This work presents an implementation of BNs on Xilinx VIRTEX-7 FPGA. Our goal is to tackle the problems previously described, in order to provide a fast hardware implementation able to support the computation of a remarkable number of neurons.

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Brain NECSTwork - The team

  1. 1. Brain NECSTworkEleonora D'Arnese Enrico Reggiani Marco Gucciardi image from
  2. 2. Marco: The Social Man Enrico: The Technician Eleonora: The Jolly The leaders who work most effectively never say "I". They don't think "I". They think "we"; they think "team". (Peter F. Drucker) An EXTRAORDINARY mix of skills and ENTHUSIASM 2 The Team
  3. 3. 3 Eleonora D’Arnese • Born in Aosta on 16th August, 1994 • Ongoing bachelor degree in biomedical engineering at Politecnico di Milano • Marketability and innovation manager of Brain NECSTwork project • Personal interests: skiing, volleyball and travelling
  4. 4. 4 Enrico Reggiani • Born in Modena on 17th December, 1991 • Bachelor degree in electronics engineering in 2014 from UNIMORE • Ongoing master degree in electronics engineering at Politecnico di Milano • Development manager of Brain NECSTwork project • Personal interests: traveling, music and sports
  5. 5. 5 Marco Gucciardi • Born in Palermo on 9th June, 1993 • Ongoing bachelor degree in biomedical engineering at Politecnico di Milano • Communication manager of Brain NECSTwork project • Personal interests: Japanese language and musicals
  6. 6. Eleonora D’Arnese – Enrico Reggiani – Marco Gucciardi – Contacts 6