Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

Frances S. Chance

Frances S. Chance
Cognitive & Emerging Computing
Email: fschanc@sandia.gov
Phone: 505/845-7956
Fax: 505/844-4728

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1327
Albuquerque, NM
87185-1320

My research focus is to understand how biological neural networks represent, transform, and transmit information in the brain.  At Sandia Labs I use computational modeling and mathematical analysis of neurons and neural networks to understand the basic computations that underlie sensory processing and cognition.

I am intrigued by potential parallels between the operations of neural systems and the challenges faced by modern computers as they process ever-growing quantities of data.  At Sandia my research program has expanded to include applying knowledge of neural systems towards the development of novel neuro-inspired algorithms and brain-based architectures to improve the performance of computing systems and other engineered systems.

 

Education/Background

  • Ph.D. Brandeis University
  • M.S. Brandeis University
  • B.S. California Institute of Technology

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