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Founded in 1859, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) today hosts over 5000 students and 1000 staff on its campus south of Oslo. It offers a strong programme in engineering at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology with close to 1000 students. Master programs in Data Science have been offered since 2016 and Robotics from 2019.


The Computational Neuroscience Group at NMBU has comprehensive experience in large-scale simulations of networks of spiking neurons since 2001, co-developing the NEST simulation tool, with a special focus on generating connectivity in large network models. The group also has broad experience in multiscale modelling of the signal-processing properties of neurons and networks and has carried out extensive work on the modelling of extracellular potentials (local field potential, multi-unit activity), and has developed new methods and neuroinformatics tools to model and analyse multielectrode data (iCSD, LFPy, LPA).



NMBU helped DEEP-EST to understand the requirements of the computational neuroscience community on future hardware for large-scale simulations and data analysis, contributed 20 years of experience in optimising runtime and memory requirements of such simulations across architectures, and adapted NEST simulation code to DEEP-EST Hardware.