Journal Publications


M. Perez, T. Nowotny, P. d'Ettorre, M. Giurfa (2016). Olfactory experience shapes the evaluation of odour similarity in ants: a behavioural and computational analysis, Proc R Soc B 283: 20160551. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0551

G. Wu, T. Nowotny, Y. Zhang, H.-Q. Yu, D. Day-Uei Li (2016). Artificial neural network approaches for fluorescence lifetime imaging techniques. Optics Letters 41(11):2561-2564. doi: 10.1364/OL.41.002561

H. K. Chan, D.-P. Yang, C. Zhou, T. Nowotny (2016) Burst firing enhances neural output correlation. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 10:00042. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2016.00042

A. Diamond, M. Schmuker, A. Z. Berna, S. Trowell, T. Nowotny (2016). Classifying continuous, real-time e-nose sensor data using a bio-inspired spiking network modelled on the insect olfactory system. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 11(2):026002. doi: 10.1088/1748-3190/11/2/026002

E. Yavuz, J. Turner and T. Nowotny (2016). GeNN: a code generation framework for accelerated brain simulations. Scientific Reports 6:18854. doi: 10.1038/srep18854

G. Wu, T. Nowotny, Y. Chen, and D. D.-U. Li (2016). GPU acceleration of time-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging. Journal of Biomedical Optics 21(1), 017001. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.1.017001


A. Diamond, T. Nowotny and M. Schmuker (2015). Comparing neuromorphic solutions in action: implementing a bio-inspired solution to a benchmark classification task on three parallel-computing platforms. Front. Neurosci. 9:491. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2015.00491


T. Nowotny, M. de Bruyne, A. Z. Berna, C. G. Warr and S. C. Trowell. Drosophila olfactory receptors as classifiers for volatiles from disparate real world applications. Bioinspir. Biomim. 9: 046007 (2014) DOI: 10.1088/1748-3182/9/4/046007

T. Nowotny. Two challenges of correct validation in pattern recognition. Front. Robotics & AI 1: 5 (2014) DOI: 10.3389/frobt.2014.00005

X.R. Wang, J.T. Lizier, T. Nowotny, A.Z. Berna, M. Prokopenko, S.C. Trowell. Feature Selection for Chemical Sensor Arrays Using Mutual Information. PLoS ONE (2014) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089840

D. Samu, A.K. Seth, T. Nowotny, Influence of Wiring Cost on the Large-Scale Architecture of Human Cortical Connectivity. PLoS Comput. Biol. 10(4): e1003557 (2014) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003557


T. Nowotny, J.-P. Rospars, D. Martinez, S. Elbanna, S. Anton. Machine learning for automatic prediction of the quality of electrophysiological recordings. PLoS ONE (2013) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080838

Eduardo Serrano, T. Nowotny, Rafael Levi, Brian H. Smith, Ramon Huerta, Gain control network conditions in early sensory coding, PLoS Computational Biology 9:e1003133 (2013) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003133

T. Nowotny, Jacob S. Stierle, C. Giovanni Galizia, Paul Szyszka, Data-driven honeybee antennal lobe model suggests how stimulus-onset asynchrony can aid odour segregation, Brain Research, 1536: 119-134 (2013) DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2013.05.038

T. Nowotny, A. Z. Berna, R. Binions, S. Trowell. Optimal feature selection for classifying a large set of chemicals using metal oxide sensors. Sensors and Actuators B 187:471-480 (2013) DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2013.01.088


D. Samu, V. Marra, I. Kemenes, M. Crossley, G. Kemenes, K. Staras, T. Nowotny. Single electrode dynamic clamp with StdpC. J. Neurosci. Meth. 211(1): 11-21 (2012) DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2012.08.003

C.A. Harris, C.L. Buckley, T. Nowotny , P. Passaro, A.K. Seth, G. Kemenes, M. O'Shea. Multi-Neuronal Refractory Period Adapts Centrally Generated Behaviour to Reward. PLoS ONE 7(7): e42493 (2012) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042493

R. Huerta, S. Vembu, J.M. Amigó, T. Nowotny , C. Elkan. Inhibition in Multiclass Classification. Neural Computation 24(9):2473-2507 (2012) DOI: 10.1162/NECO_a_00321

A. Grémiaux, T. Nowotny, D. Martinez, P. Lucas and J.-P. Rospars, Modelling the Signal Delivered by a Population of First-Order Neurons in a Moth Olfactory System. Brain Res. 1434:123-35 (2012) DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2011.09.035


P. Ashwin, Ö. Karabacak and T. Nowotny , Criteria for robustness of heteroclinic cycles in neural microcircuits, J. Math. Neurosci. 1:13 DOI: 10.1186/2190-8567-1-13 (2011).

H. Belmabrouk, T. Nowotny , J.-P. Rospars and D. Martinez, Interaction of cellular and network mechanisms for efficient pheromone coding in moths, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA 108(49):19790-19795, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1112367108 (2011)

C. L. Buckley and T. Nowotny . Transient Dynamics between Displaced Fixed Points: An Alternate Nonlinear Dynamical Framework for Olfaction. Brain Research, 1434: 62-72, DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2011.07.032 (2011).

T. Nowotny, Mehmet K. Muezzinoglu and R. Huerta, Bio-mimetic classification on modern parallel hardware: Realizations in NVidia CUDA and OpenMP, Int J Innov Comput 7(7A): 3825-3838 (2011).

C. L. Buckley and T. Nowotny, Multi-scale model of an inhibitory network shows optimal properties near bifurcation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106: 238109 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.238109 (2011).

M. Papadopoulou, S. Cassenaer, T. Nowotny, G. Laurent. Normalization for Sparse Encoding of Odors by a Wide-Field Interneuron. Science, 332(6030):721-725 DOI: 10.1126/science.1201835 (2011).

I. Kemenes, V. Marra, M. Crossley, D. Samu, K. Staras, G. Kemenes and T. Nowotny. Dynamic clamp with StdpC software. Nature Prot. 6(3):405-417 DOI: 10.1038/nprot.2010.200 (2011).

A. Zavada, C. L. Buckley, D. Martinez, J.-P. Rospars, T. Nowotny. Competition-Based Model of Pheromone Component Ratio Detection in the Moth. PLoS ONE 6 (2): e16308. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016308 (2011).


A. Szücs, F. Berton, T. Nowotny , P. Sanna, W. Francesconi, Consistency and Diversity of Spike Dynamics in the Neurons of Bed Nucleus of Stria Terminalis of the Rat: A Dynamic Clamp Study. PLoS ONE 5(8): e11920. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011920 (2010)


R. Huerta and T. Nowotny , Fast and robust learning by reinforcement signals: explorations in the insect brain Neural Comput. 21 (8): 2123-2151 DOI: 10.1162/neco.2009.03-08-733 (2009)


T. Nowotny , R. Huerta, and M. I. Rabinovich Neuronal synchrony: Peculiarity and generality, Chaos 18, 037119 (2008), doi:10.1063/1.2949925

T. Nowotny, R. Levi and A. I. Selverston Probing the Dynamics of Identified Neurons with a Data-Driven Modeling Approach, PLoS ONE 3(7): e2627. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002627 (2008)

M. V. Ivanchenko, T. Nowotny, A. I. Selverston and M. I. Rabinovich Pacemaker And Network Mechanisms Of Rhythm Generation: Co-operation And Competition, J Theor Biol 3(7), 452-461, doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2008.04.016 (2008)


T. Nowotny and M. Requardt Emergent Properties in Structurally Dynamic Disordered Cellular Networks, J Cell Automata 2(4), 273-289 (2007)

T. Nowotny and M. I. Rabinovich Dynamical origin of independent spiking and bursting activity in neural microcircuits, Phys Rev Lett 98, 128106 (2007) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.128106

T. Nowotny, A. Szücs, R. Levi, and A. I. Selverston Models wagging the dog: Are circuits constructed with disparate parameters? Neural Comput 19, 1985-2003 (2007) DOI: 10.1162/neco.2007.19.8.1985


J. S. Haas, T. Nowotny, and H. D. I Abarbanel Spike-timing dependent plasticity of inhibitory synapses in the entorhinal cortex, J Neurophysiol 96(6):3305-13 (2006)

T. Nowotny, A. Szücs, R. D. Pinto, and A. I. Selverston StdpC: A modern Dynamic Clamp, J Neurosci Meth 158(2):287-299 (2006), doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2006.05.034 (2006)


T. Nowotny, R. Huerta, H. D. I. Abarbanel, and M. I. Rabinovich Self-organization in the olfactory system: One shot odor recognition in insects, Biol Cyber, 93 (6): 436-446 (2005), doi:10.1007/s00422-005-0019-7


R. Huerta, T. Nowotny, Marta Garcia-Sanchez, H. D. I. Abarbanel, and M. I. Rabinovich Learning classification in the olfactory system of insects, Neural Comput, 16 (8):1601-1640 (2004)


T. Nowotny and R. Huerta Explaining synchrony in feedforward networks: Are McCulloch-Pitts neurons good enough? Biol Cyber 89 (4): 237-241 (2003), doi:10.1007/s00422-003-0431-9

T. Nowotny, V. P. Zhigulin, A. I. Selverston, H. D. I. Abarbanel, and M. I. Rabinovich Enhancement of synchronization in a hybrid neural circuit by spike timing dependent plasticity, J Neurosci 23 (30):9776-9785 (2003)

T. Nowotny, M. I. Rabinovich, R. Huerta and H. D. I. Abarbanel Decoding temporal information through slow lateral excitation in the olfactory system of insects J Comput Neurosci 15, 271-281 (2003)

T. Nowotny, M. I. Rabinovich and H. D. I. Abarbanel Spatial Representation of Temporal Information through spike timing dependent plasticity Phys Rev E 68 (2003) 011908
abstract | ps | nlin.AO/0209011


T. Nowotny, H. Patzlaff and U. Behn, Phase diagram of the random field Ising model on the Bethe lattice, Phys Rev E 65 (2002) 016127 cond-mat/0106074


T. Nowotny and U. Behn, Convolution of multifractals and the local magnetization in a random field Ising chain, J Phys A 34 (2001) 8057-8079
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T. Nowotny, H. Patzlaff and U. Behn, Orbits and phase transitions in the multifractal spectrum, J Phys A 34 (2001) 1-23
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T. Nowotny and M. Requardt, Pregeometric Concepts on Graphs and Cellular Networks as Possible Models of Space-Time at the Planck-Scale, Chaos Soliton Fract 10 (1999) 469-481 (invited paper)
abstract | ps | hep-th/9801199


T. Nowotny and M. Requardt, Dimension Theory of Graphs and Networks, J Phys A, 31 (1998) 2447-2463
abstract | ps | hep-th/9707082

Refereed Conferences


E. Yavuz, T. Nowotny, Input-Modulation as an Alternative to Conventional Learning Strategies. Artificial Neural Networks and Machine Learning -- ICANN 2016: 25th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Barcelona, Spain, September 6-9, 2016, Proceedings, Part I, 54-62 Springer (2016), doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-44778-0_7


T. Nowotny and Ramon Huerta, On the Equivalence of Hebbian Learning and the SVM Formalism, Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2012 46th Annual Conference on DOI: 10.1109/CISS.2012.6310939, (2012), pp 1-4. IEEE Conference Publications CISS, Princeton (2012)

T. Nowotny , Amalia Berna, Russell Binions and Stephen Trowell. Optimal Feature Selection for Classifying a Large Set of Chemicals Using Metal Oxide Sensors. IMCS Conference, Nürnberg (2012), doi: 10.5162/IMCS2012/P1.0.21.


T. Nowotny , Parallel Implementation of a Spiking Neuronal Network Model of Unsupervised Olfactory Learning on NVidia® CUDATM, WCCI 2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence , 3238-3245.


M. Muezzinoglu, A. Vergara, R. Huerta, T. Nowotny , N. Rulkov, H. Abarbanel, A. Selverston, M. Rabinovich, Artificial Olfactory Brain for Mixture Identification NIPS 2008.

Published Abstracts


E. Yavuz, P. Maul, T. Nowotny, Spiking neural network model of reinforcement learning in the honeybee implemented on the GPU, BMC Neuroscience 16(Suppl 1):P181 (2015) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-16-S1-P181

J. P. Turner, T. Nowotny, Estimating numerical error in neural network simulations on Graphics Processing Units, BMC Neuroscience 16(Suppl 1):P182 (2015) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-16-S1-P182

T. Nowotny, J. P. Turner, E. Yavuz, More flexibility for code generation with GeNN v2.1, BMC Neuroscience 16(Suppl 1):P291 (2015) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-16-S1-P291


E. Yavuz, J. P. Turner, T. Nowotny , Simulating spiking neural networks on massively parallel graphical processing units using a code generation approach with GeNN, BMC Neuroscience 15(Suppl 1):O1 (2014) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-15-S1-O1

A. Diamond, M. Schmuker, A. Z. Berna, S. Trowell, T. Nowotny, Classifying chemical sensor data using GPU-accelerated bio-mimetic neuronal networks based on the insect olfactory system, BMC Neuroscience 15(Suppl 1):P77 (2014) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-15-S1-P77

T. Nowotny, A.J. Cope, E. Yavuz, M. Stimberg, D.F.M. Goodman, J. Marshall, K. Gurney, SpineML and Brian 2.0 interfaces for using GPU enhanced Neuronal Networks (GeNN), BMC Neuroscience 15(Suppl 1):P148 (2014) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-15-S1-P148


T. G. Corcoran, A. O. Philippides, T. Nowotny, A numerical renormalisation group method for the analysis of critical spreading activity in spiking neural networks, BMC Neuroscience 14(Suppl 1):P297 (2013) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-14-S1-P297

T. Nowotny, C. G. Galizia, P. Szyszka, Data-driven honeybee antennal lobe model demonstrates how stimulus-onset asynchrony can aid odor segregation, BMC Neuroscience 14(Suppl 1):P378 (2013) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-14-S1-P378


T. Nowotny, S. Trowell, M. de Bruyne, Benchmarking Drosophila receptor neurons for technical applications, BMC Neuroscience 13(Suppl 1):P155 (2012) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-13-S1-P155


T. G. Corcoran, A. Philippides, T. Nowotny, Coarse-grained statistics for attributing criticality to heterogeneous neural networks, BMC Neuroscience 12(Suppl 1):P235 (2011) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-12-S1-P235

F. Baroni, T. Nowotny, The effect of intrinsic subthreshold oscillations on the spontaneous dynamics of a ring network with distance-dependent delays, BMC Neuroscience 12(Suppl 1):P236 (2011) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-12-S1-P236

C. L. Buckley, T. Nowotny, Transient dynamics between displaced fixed points: an alternate nonlinear dynamical framework for olfaction, BMC Neuroscience 12(Suppl 1):P237 (2011) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-12-S1-P237

D. Drix, T. Nowotny, Dynamic observer: ion channel measurement beyond voltage clamp, BMC Neuroscience 12(Suppl 1):P238 (2011) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-12-S1-P238

T. Nowotny, Flexible neuronal network simulation framework using code generation for NVidia® CUDATM, BMC Neuroscience 12(Suppl 1):P239 (2011) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-16-S1-P291


C. L. Buckley and T. Nowotny, Moving beyond convergence in the pheromone system of the moth, BMC Neuroscience 10(Suppl 1):P187 (2009) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-10-S1-P187

T. Nowotny, Divergence alone cannot guarantee stable sparse activity patterns if connections are dense, BMC Neuroscience 10(Suppl 1):P188 (2009) DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-10-S1-P188

Book Chapters


T. Nowotny and P. Varona, Dynamic Clamp (2012) Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology , Bhushan, Bharat (Ed.), Springer, online first


T. Nowotny and M. I. Rabinovich, "Pacemaker and Network Mechanisms of Neural Rhythm Generation", in Modern Pacemakers - Present and Future, Mithilesh Kumar Das (Ed.) InTech, pp. 405-425 (2011), ISBN 978-953-307-214-2


T. Nowotny , "Sloppy engineering" and the olfactory system of insects, in Biologically Inspired Signal Processing for Chemical Sensing, Marco, Santiago; Gutierrez, Agustin (Eds.) Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 188 , Springer, pp. 3-32 (2009), ISBN 978-3-642-00175-8



T. Nowotny, Phase transitions and multifractal properties of random field Ising models (Dissertation)


T. Nowotny, Untersuchung geometrischer Strukturen in zellularen Netzwerken und Graphen im Hinblick auf eine Beschreibung der Feinstruktur der physikalischen Raumzeit auf der Planckskala, Diplomarbeit (german)
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T. Nowotny, Unpublished notes on numerical simulations of cellular networks (draft version, slightly incomplete)(german)