Pedro Miguel Baptista Machado

Pedro Baptista Machado

Research Associate

School of Science & Technology

Role

Pedro Machado is a Research Associate and member of the Computational Intelligence Lab. He is currently working on the Si elegans project that aims to develop an open-access framework to emulate the C. elegans nematode.

Areas of interest:

  • Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)
  • Neuromorphic Hardware
  • Bio-inspired Computation
  • Retina
  • Biological Nervous Systems (BNS)
  • Artificial Neural Networks (ANN)
  • Spiking Neural Networks (SNN)
  • Neural Networks (NN)
  • Models of Neural Computation.

Career overview

Research areas

Pedro is a member of the Computational Intelligence and Applications Research Group (CIA).

Pedro is in the Computational Intelligence Lab and he is currently working as a researcher on the FP7 Si elegans project. His main roles include designing and implementing a Hardware Neural Network (HNN, composed of 302 FPGAs) and a Hardware Muscle Network (composed of 27 FPGAs) that will be used to emulate the C. elegans nematode Biological Nervous System (BNS).

Sponsors and collaborators

The Si elegans project has received funding from the European Community's 7th Framework Programme under the Neuro BioInspired Systems Project Grant agreement 601215.

Publications

  • Si elegans: Modeling the C. elegans Nematode Nervous System Using High Performance FPGAS. Machado P, Wade J and McGinnity TM in (eds) RA Londral and P Encarnação, Biosystems & Biorobotics - Advances in Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics, Springer, 2016, 12, 31-45
  • Si elegans: A computational model of C. elegans muscle response to light. Costalago Meruelo A, Machado P, Appiah K and Mcginnity TM, Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics Lisbon, Portugal, 2015, 121-126
  • Si elegans: hardware architecture and communications protocol. Machado P, Wade JJ, Appiah K and Mcginnity TM, Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Killarney, Ireland, 2015, 3473-3479
  • Computational modelling of C. elegans nematode nervous system using FPGAs. Machado P, Wade J and McGinnity TM, Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics (NEUROTECHNIX), Rome, Italy, 2014, 164-168
  • Exploring neural principles with Si elegans, a neuromimetic representation of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Blau A, Callaly F, Cawley S, Coffey A, De Mauro A, Epelde G, Ferrara L, Krewer F, Liberale C, Machado P, Maclair G, McGinnity TM, Morgan F, Mujika A, Petrushin A, Robin G and Wade J, Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics (NEUROTECHNIX), Rome, Italy, 2014, 189-194
  • The Si elegans Project – the challenges and prospects of emulating caenorhabditis elegans in Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems. Blau A, Callaly F, Cawley S, Coffey A, De Mauro A, Epelde G, Ferrara L, Krewer F, Liberale C, Machado P, Maclair G, McGinnity TM, Morgan F, Mujika A, Petrushin A, Robin G and Wade J in (Eds) A Duff et al., Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2014, 8608, 436-438
  • Si elegans: FPGA hardware emulation of C. elegans nematode nervous system. Machado P, Wade J and McGinnity TM, Sixth World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC), 2014, 65-71

For full list of publications please visit the Si elegans website.

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