Enrico Picco enrico.picco@ulb.be Faculté des Sciences
Campus de la Plaine - CP 224
Boulevard du Triomphe, ACC.2
1050 Bruxelles

Research activities

My research is about neuromorphic computing and involves photonics, machine learning and FPGA programming. I am researching on new algorithms and applications in the context of photonic reservoir computing.

Teaching activities

Assistant - Laboratoire PHYS-F-210 (2023/2024)
Assistant - Laboratory Quantum optics (2022/2023)


Born in 1995 in Savigliano (Italy) Enrico received both his Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering and Master degree in Electronic Engineering - Electronic Micro&Nano Systems from the Polytechnic University of Turin. He carried out his Master Thesis work regarding Microfluidic devices for Biomedical applications at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University of Budapest. Currently, he is working as an PhD student / Early Stage Researcher in the group of Serge Massar at the Université Libre de Bruxelles where he is working on Neuromorphic Photonic Computing in the context of the POST-DIGITAL network - the European Training Network on Post-Digital Computing – focusing on Photonic Reservoir Computing and its interface with digital hardware.


Picco, Enrico, Piotr Antonik, and Serge Massar. "High speed human action recognition using a photonic reservoir computer." Neural Networks (2023).
Lupo, Alessandro, et al. "Deep photonic reservoir computer based on frequency multiplexing with fully analog connection between layers." Optica 10.11 (2023): 1478-1485.
Picco, Enrico, and Serge Massar. "Real-Time Photonic Deep Reservoir Computing for Speech Recognition." 2023 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN). IEEE, 2023.
Picco, Enrico, Piotr Antonik, and Serge Massar. "Time-Multiplexed Photonic Reservoir Computer for Recognition of Human Actions in Videos." The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO). Optica Publishing Group, 2023.
Updated on November 15, 2023