Osame Kinouchi

Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil


Osame Kinouchi received a bachelor´s degree in 1987 from IFSC-University of São Paulo, a master´s degree in 1992 also from IFSC-USP and a PhD from IF-USP in 1996. He has done post-doctoral research at IF-USP (1997) and IFSC-USP (1998), and obtained a FAPESP Young Researcher at the Physics Department of FFCLRP-USP (1999-2002). He has been appointed as Prof. Dr. in FFCLRP-USP (2002) and since 2008 is an associated professor at FFCLRP-USP. Presently, he is the principal researcher of the Statistical Physics and Computational Biology Laboratory at FFCLRP. He is referee for several physics and interdisciplinary journals as Physical Review Letters, Physica Review E, Physica A, Scientifics Reports (Nature Group) and Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. His expertise envolves interdisciplinary applications of statistical physics, self-organized criticality, excitable media, neural networks (perceptrons), computational neuroscience, computational astrobiology, and the application of cellular automata and dynamical systems analysis to Biology. Dr. Kinouchi has publications in Nature Physics and Physical Review Letter. The work published at Nature Physics showed that the dynamical range of neural networks is optimized at the critical point of a out-of-equilibrium phase transition where neuronal avalanches appear. He is also responsible for the Scientific Blogs Portal "Anel de Blogs Científicos" that connects over 250 science blogs in portuguese.

Biography Updated on 4 September 2012

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