The NeuroComputing Lab (NCL) is a multi-disciplinary laboratory located in the Neuroscience Department of the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, and collaborating with various university departments, research companies and institutes with a tripartite mission: To build theoretical understanding of brain networks, to provide tools and methods for advancing brain research, and to develop engineering solutions to specific neuroscience-related problems.
Additionally, the laboratory maintains strong collaboration ties with a number of external partners including but not limited to the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), the Braininnovations joint venture, the Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), the Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology (Japan), the National Technical University of Athens (Greece), the Italian Institute for Advanced Studies and the University of Pavia (Italy). Prominent industrial partners and supporters include: Dell Technologies (USA), Nvidia Corp. (USA), Xilinx Inc. (USA), Graphcore (UK) and Maxeler Technologies Inc. (UK).
The NCL is established as the rare superset of diverse expertises from the fields of computer engineering, (computational) neuroscience and neurocomputing. Its activities cover a broad spectrum of topics including experimental and theoretical brain exploration, biophysical simulations of brain tissue, neuroscience of motor control, advanced technological solutions for accelerating brain modeling and simulation, as well as novel approaches related to implantable medical devices (IMDs) with a strong focus on implantable neuromodulators.
NCL is also a founding lab of the cutting-edge, interdisciplinary Centre for Ultrasound and Brain Imaging at Erasmus MC (CUBE) featuring a new type of echography (functional Ultra-Sound, fUS) to visualize blood flow inside the brain. With its unique temporal and spatial properties, fUS will help neuroscientists better understand how different brain areas work together and neurosurgeons drastically improve their operational theater, for instance, via live tumor separation from healthy tissue during surgery.
The NeuroComputing Lab has a dedicated website. For more details, activities, openings and latest news, visit us at https://neurocomputinglab.com.