Selected publications


  • Versace M. and Chandler B. (2010) MoNETA: A Mind Made from Memristors. IEEE Spectrum, December 2011. Cover feature. PDF
  • Snider G., Amerson R., Carter D., Abdalla H., Qureshi S., Leveille J., Versace M., Ames H., Patrick S., Chandler B., Gorchetchnikov A., and Mingolla E. (2011) Adaptive Computation with Memristive Memory. IEEE Computer 44(2), 21-28. Cover feature. PDF
  • Palma, J., Grossberg, S., and Versace, M. (2012). After-hyperpolarization currents and acetylcholine control sigmoid transfer functions in a spiking cortical model. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, April 2012, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 253-280
  • Palma, J., Grossberg, S., and Versace, M. (2011) Persistence and storage of activity patterns in spiking recurrent cortical networks: Modulation of sigmoid signals by after-hyperpolarization currents and acetylcholine. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 6:42. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2012.00042. PDF
  • Gorchetchnikov A, Versace M, Ames H, Chandler B, Leveille J, Livitz G, Mingolla E, Snider G, Amerson R, Carter D, Abdalla H, and Qureshi MS. (2011). Review and unification of learning framework in Cog Ex Machina platform for memristive neuromorphic hardware. In: Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, number 531 in IEEE CD-ROM Catalog Number: CFP11IJS-CDR, ISBN: 978-1-4244-9636-5 pp. 2601–2608. PDF
  • Ames, H. Mingolla, E., Sohail, A., Chandler, B., Gorchetchnikov, A., Léveillé, J., Livitz, G. and Versace, M. (2012) The Animat. IEEE Pulse, January/February 2012. Cover feature.  PDF
  • Wong, C., and Versace, M. (2012) CARTMAP: a neural network method for automated feature selection in financial time series forecasting. Neural Computing and Applications, DOI 10.1007/s00521-012-0830-8. PDF
  • Palma, J., Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2011) After-hyperpolarization currents and acetylcholine control sigmoid transfer functions in a spiking cortical model. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1007/s10827-011-0354-8. PDF
  • Versace M. (2011) Silicon Brains. AZoRobotics, July 2011. PDF
  • Livitz G., Versace M., Gorchetchnikov A., Vasilkoski Z., Ames H., Chandler B., Leveille J. and Mingolla E. (2011) Scalable adaptive brain-like systems, The Neuromorphic Engineer: 10.2417/1201101.003500 February 2011. PDF
  • Wong, C., and Versace, M. (2011) Context Sensitivity with Neural Models in Financial Decision Processes. Global Journal of Business Research. Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 27-43. PDF
  • Leveille, J., Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2010) How do object reference frames and motion vector decomposition emerge in laminar cortical circuits? Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, Vol. 73, No. 4, 1147-1170. PDF
  • Versace, M., and Zorzi, M. (2010) The role of dopamine in the maintenance of working memory in prefrontal cortex neurons: input-driven versus internally-driven networks. International Journals of Neural Systems, Aug, 20(4):249-65. PDF
  • Leveille, J., Versace, M., and Grossberg, S. (2010) Running as fast as it can: How spikes form object groupings in the laminar circuits of visual cortex? Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 28(2):323-46. PDF
  • Versace, M., Ames, H., Leveille, J., Fortenberry, B., and Gorchetchnikov, A. (2008) KInNeSS: A modular framework for computational neuroscience. Neuroinformatics, 2008 Winter; 6(4):291-309. Epub 2008 Aug 10. PDF.
  • Grossberg, S., and Versace, M. (2008) Spikes, synchrony, and attentive learning by laminar thalamocortical circuits. Brain Research, 1218C, 278-312 [Authors listed alphabetically]. PDF



I am the leader of the Neuromorphics Lab, a highly collaborative lab with connections across both academia and industry.