Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

Frances S. Chance

Frances S. Chance
Cognitive & Emerging Computing
Phone: 505/845-7956
Fax: 505/844-4728

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

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.



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

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