Alon Ascoli

Developing theoretical concepts enabling to harness the peculiar capabilities of disruptive nanotechnologies to overcome the limitations of traditional circuits and systems.

Short Biography

Alon Ascoli (IEEE member) received a Ph.D. Degree in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin in 2006. From 2006 to 2009 he worked as RFIC analog engineer at CSR Sweden AB. From 2009 to 2012 he was Research Assistant in the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications at Politecnico di Torino.

Since 2018 he is Scientific Collaborator with the Department of Microelectronics, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic. Since 2012 he is Scientific Collaborator in the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, where he is currently pursuing a Habilitation in Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. His research interests lie in the area of nonlinear circuits and systems, networks of oscillators, Cellular Nonlinear Networks and memristors. Dr. Ascoli was honored with the International Journal of Circuit Theory and its Applications (IJCTA) 2007 Best Paper Award. He is the President of the Cellular Nanoscale Networks and Array Computing Technical Committee (CNNAC-TC) since May 2019. In April 2017 he was conferred the habilitation title as Associate Professor in Electrical Circuit Theory from the Italian Ministry of Education. Since 2014 he is Management Committee Substitute for Germany in then COST Action IC1401 MemoCIS “Memristors – Devices, Models, Circuits, Systems, and Applications”. He has been Program Chair and Special Session Chair for the 15th International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications (CNNA) in 2016. He is the Technical Program Chair for the International Conference on Memristive Materials, Devices, and Systems (MEMRISYS) 2019.

Research Field and Activities

  • Nonlinear Devices
  • Circuit and System Theory
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Control
  • Memristors and their Applications
  • Cellular Nanoscale/Nonlinear/Neural Networks


Dr.-Ing. Alon Ascoli
Technische Universität Dresden
Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Institut für Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik und Elektronik
Professur für Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik
Mommsenstr. 12, Toeplerbau, 01069 Dresden

References / Teachings

Alon Ascoli teaches courses in Cellular Nonlinear Networks, Theory of Nonlinear Networks, Future Computing Strategies in Nanoelectronic Systems, and Analysis and Description of Nonlinear Systems (including Memristor Devices and Circuits).

  1. A. Ascoli, I. Messaris, R. Tetzlaff, and L.O. Chua, “Theoretical Foundations of Memristor CellularNonlinear Networks: Stability Analysis with Dynamic Memristors,” Transactions of Circuits and Systems–I: Regular Papers, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 1389-1401, April 2020, DOI: 10.1109/TCSI.2019.2957813
  2. R. Tetzlaff, A. Ascoli, I. Messaris, and L.O. Chua, “Theoretical Foundations of Memristor Cellular Nonlinear Networks: Memcomputing with Bistable-like Memristors,” IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems–I: Regular Papers, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 502-515, Feb. 2020, DOI: 10.1109/TCSI.2019.2940909
  3. A. Ascoli, R. Tetzlaff, S. Kang, and L.O. Chua, “Theoretical Foundations of Memristor Cellular Nonlinear Networks: A DRM2-based Method to Design Memcomputers with Dynamic Memristors,” IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems–I: Regular Papers, 2020, DOI: 10.1109/TCSI.2020.297846
  4. M. Weiher, M. Herzig, R. Tetzlaff, A. Ascoli, T. Mikolajick, and S. Slesazeck, “Pattern formation with local active
    S-type NbOx memristors,” IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems–I: Regular Papers, 2019, DOI:
  5. A. Ascoli, R. Tetzlaff, and M. Biey, “Memristor and Memristor Circuit Modelling based on Methods of Nonlinear
    System Theory”, Springer Lecture Notes “Nonlinear Dynamics in Computational Neuroscience”, F. Corinto,
    and A. Torcini (eds.), pp. 99-132, 2018, DOI:
  6. V. Ntinas, A. Ascoli, R. Tetzlaff, and G.Ch. Sirakoulis, “A complete analytical solution for the on and off
    dynamic equations of a TaO memristor,” IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems–II, 2018, DOI:
  7. A. Ascoli, R. Tetzlaff, and S. Menzel, “Exploring the dynamics of real-word memristors on the basis of circuit
    theoretic model predictions”, IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 48-76, 2018, DOI:
  8. A. Ascoli, R. Tetzlaff, L.O. Chua, and S. Menzel, “ Exploring the dynamics of real-word memristors on the basis of circuit theoretic model predictions,” IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, 2017, under press
  9. A. Ascoli, D. Baumann, R. Tetzlaff, L.O. Chua, and M. Hild, “Memristor-enhanced humanoid robot control system: Part I – theory behind the novel memcomputing paradigm,” Int. Journal on Circuit Theory and Applications, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/cta.2431
  10. A. Ascoli, V. Ntinas, R. Tetzlaff, and G. Ch. Sirakoulis, “Closed-form analytical solution for on-switching dynamics in a TaO memristor”, IEEE IET Electronics Letters, 2017, DOI: 10.1049/el.2017.1622
  11. A. Ascoli, R. Tetzlaff, L. O. Chua, “The First Ever Real Bistable Memristors–Part I: Theoretical Insights on Local Fading Memory,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems–II: Express Briefs, vol. 63, no. 12, pp. 1091-1095, 2016, DOI: http://10.1109/TCSII.2016.2604567
  12. Ascoli, R. Tetzlaff, L. O. Chua, J. P. Strachan, and R. S. Williams, “History erase effect in a nonvolatile memristor”, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-I, 2016, DOI: 10.1109/TCSI.2016.2525043
  13. Ascoli, S. Slesazeck, H. Mähne, R. Tetzlaff, and T. Mikolajick, “Nonlinear dynamics of a locally-active memristor”, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-I, 2015, DOI: 10.1109/TCSI.2015.2413152
  14. Slesazeck, H. Mähne, H. Wylezich, A. Wachowiak, J. Radhakrishnan, A. Ascoli, R. Tetzlaff, and T. Mikolajick, “Physical model of threshold switching in NbO2 based memristors”, RSC Adv., vol. 124, no. 5, pp. 102318-102322, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5RA19300A
  15. A Ascoli, S Slesazeck, H Mähne, R Tetzlaff, T Mikolajick, “Nonlinear dynamics of a locally-active memristor,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 1165–1174, 2015 (9th most cited IEEE TCAS-I manuscript over the past 5 years according to
  16. A. Ascoli, T. Schmidt, R. Tetzlaff and F. Corinto, “Application of the Volterra Series paradigm to memristive systems”, chapter 5 in book “Memristors and Memristive Systems”, edited by R. Tetzlaff, pp. 163-191, Springer, New York, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4614-9067-8, DOI:10.1007/978-1-4614-9068-5
  17. F. Corinto, A. Ascoli, Kim Young-Su and Min Kyeong-Sik, “Cellular nonlinear networks with memristor synapses”, chapter 13 in book entitled “Memristor networks”, edited by A. Adamatzky and L.O. Chua, Springer, 2014
  18. A. Ascoli, and F. Corinto, “Memristor models in chaotic neural circuits”, Int. Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos in Applied Sciences and Engineering, World Scientific, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1350052(28), 2013, DOI: 10.1142/S0218127413500521
  19. Corinto and A. Ascoli, “Memristive diode bridge with LCR filter”, IEEE IET Electronics Letters, vol. 48, no. 14, pp. 824-825, July 2012, DOI: 10.1049/el.2012.1480
  20. F. Corinto, A. Ascoli, and M. Gilli, “Analysis of current-voltage characteristics for memristive elements in pattern recognition systems”, Int. J. Circuit Theory Appl., vol. 40, no. 12, pp. 1277-1320, 2012, DOI: 10.1002/cta.1804
  21. F. Corinto, A. Ascoli, and M. Gilli, “Nonlinear dynamics of Memristor Oscillators”, IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. – I, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 1323-1336, June 2011, ISSN: 1549-8328, DOI: 10.1109/TCSI.2010.2097731
  22. A. Ascoli, P. Curran, and O. Feely, “Modeling the dynamics of log-domain circuits”, Int. J. Circuit Theory Appl. (IJCTA), vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 33-70, 2007, Journal code (ISSN): 0098-9886, DOI: 10.1002/cta.379 (Best 2007 IJCTA Paper Award )