Professional homepage of Daniel Brunner

Dr. Daniel Brunner

Cover Optica, Vol. 5 Iss. 6 2018

Short Summary

My research evolves around novel approaches to information processing combined with photonics. Within this field, I made fundamental observations in the field of quantum optics and am an active member in the field of photonic AI implemented in optical Neural Networks. As a long term objective I want to establish novel substrates for neuromorphic computing.

In 2015 I obtained a permanent CNRS position as a CR2 researcher at the FEMTO-ST institute. Before that, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the IFISC in Palma de Mallorca, partially funded by a Marie-Curie IEF fellowship (2011-2013, NOVALIS).

My research has been cited over 1700 times and I have been invited to over 10 international conferences. I participated and lead multiple research projects, including projects funded by the Eurpean Comission, the Spanish Ministry of Education and Industry, the French Ministry of Education and the Volkswagen Foundation. Currently, I am a PI within the Volkswagen Foundation research project NeuoQNet, and the Burgundy - Franche-Comte young research integration project RéNTOP-IA.

Cognitive Computing: merging concepts with hardware

Together with colleagues (Prof. Jaeger, Prof. Pipa, Prof. Parkin) I am organizing an international conference on “Cognitive Computing, Merging Concepts with Hardware”, 18th – 20th of December 2018, Hannover, Germany. The objective is an open, lively and highly interdisciplinary meeting with contributions from engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics and more. We have secured first class invited speakers and the call for submissions is now open. Please find more information at our website and download our poster. The deadline for abstract submission is the 31st of July, speakers will receive travel grants.

Contact details:


Département d'Optique, Office N1-BUR-04 
Institut FEMTO-ST, UMR CNRS 6174
15B Avenue des Montboucons
25030 Besançon [cedex]
France Office N1-BUR-04

Tel : +33 (0)3 81 66 64 88
Fax : +33 (0)3 81 66 67 01