Jean-Pierre Nadal

Papers in proceedings, conference papers, review articles, book chapters

Chronological order, most recent at the bottom of this page - last update: March 31, 2018.

J. Vannimenus & J.-P. Nadal,
"Strip-these for random systems"
Review paper, in Common trends in particle and condensed matter physics (Proceedings of Les Houches Winter Advanced Study Institute, February 1983, organized by C Itzykson, Y Pomeau and N Sourlas),
Physics Report 103 (issues 1-4, January 1984), pp. 47-58.

J. Vannimenus, J.-P. Nadal & B. Derrida,
"Stochastic models of cluster growth"

in Dynamical Systems and Cellular Automata, J. Demongeot, E. Goles and M. Tchuente Eds. (Adacemic Press, 1985), pp. 147-152.

J.-P. Nadal, G. Toulouse, M. Mézard, J. P. Changeux & S. Dehaene,
"Neural networks: learning and forgetting"

in Computer Simulation in Brain Science, R. M. J. Cotterill Ed. (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1988), pp 221-231.

J.-P. Nadal,
"Neural networks: a path from neurobiology to psychology?"

in Chaos and Complexity, R. Livi, S. Ruffo, S. Ciliberto and M. Buiatti Ed. (World Sc., 1988), pp 208-218.

I. Guyon, L. Personnaz, J.P. Nadal, and G. Dreyfus,
"High order neural networks for efficient associative memory design"
in D.Z. Anderson, editor, Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS*88), pp. 233--241, AIP Conf. 1988.

J.-P. Nadal,
"Neural networks that learn temporal sequences"

in Measures of Complexity, Lectures Notes in Physics 314, L. Peliti & A. Vulpiani Ed. (Springer, 1988).

J.-P. Nadal,
"Neural networks: a statistical physics approach"

Journal de Physique, Colloque C3, suppl num. 3, Tome 50, pp 223-227 (1989)
(full paper from HAL archive)

J. A. Sirat, S. Makram-Ebeid, J.L. Zorer et J.-P. Nadal,
"Unlimited accuracy in layered networks"

First IEE International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (IEE Conf. Publ. No. 313)
Presented by J. A. Sirat, London 16-18 Oct. 1989.

J.-P. Nadal
"New algorithms for feedforward networks"

in STATPHYS 17 Workshop on Neural networks and spin-glasses, W. K. Theumann & R. Köberle Ed. (World Sc 1990), pp 80-90.

J.-P. Nadal & G. Toulouse,
"Efficiency of sparsely coded memory nets: an analysis with information theory criteria"

in STATPHYS 17 Workshop on Neural networks and spin-glasses, W. K. Theumann & R. Köberle Ed. (World Sc 1990), pp 176-188.

M. Mézard & J.-P. Nadal,
"Réseaux de neurones et physique statistique" (in French)
Intellectica 9-10 (1990) pp 213-245.

H. Axelrad, J.-P. Nadal & P. Peretto,
"Réseaux de neurones formels et modélisation biologique" (in French)
Book Chapter, in ARAGO 11, Les réseaux de neurones (Observatoire Français des Techniques Avancées, Masson ed., 1991)

J.-P. Nadal,
"Tagging rare events with sparsely encoded data"

in Neural Networks : From Biology to High Energy Physics, O. Benhar, C. Bosio, P. Del Giudice & E. Tabet Ed. (ETS EDITRICE PISA 1991), pp. 29-37.

A. Rau & J.-P. Nadal
"A model for a multi-class classification machine"

Physica A185 (1992), pp. 428-432,
presented by A. Rau at the International Conference on Complex Systems: Fractals, Spin Glasses and Neural Networks, Trieste, 1991.

J.-P. Nadal,
"Réseaux de neurones formels : approche physique et applications"
(in French)
in La Corrélation, Acad. des Sc. & Acad. Nat. de l'Air et de l'Espace (Cépaduès editions, Toulouse, 1992), pp. 257-267.

F. d'Alché, V. Andrès & J.-P. Nadal,
"Learning fuzzy control rules with a fuzzy neural network"

in Proceedings of ICANN92
Presented by F. d'Alché at ICANN92, 4-7 sept 1992, Brighton.

D. Zwierski, J. A. Sirat & J.-P. Nadal,
"Fast texture synthesis using hierarchical neural networks"

proceedings of Neuro-Nîmes 92, pp. 197-210.

J.-P. Nadal & N. Parga,
"Information Processing by a Perceptron"

Int. Journ. of Neural Syst. 3 (Supp. 1992) pp. 41-40, proceedings of Neural Networks From Biology to High Energy Physics (Elba 1992).

J.-P. Nadal,
"Réseaux de neurones formels: physique statistique et théorie de l'information"
(in French)
actes des XXVème Journées de Statistique (Vannes, 24-28 mai 1993).

J.-P. Nadal,
"Formal neural networks: from supervised to unsupervised learning"

in Cellular Automata, dynamical systems and neural networks (3rd summer school in statistical physics and cooperative systems, Santiago 1992), E. Goles & Martinez editors (Kluwer 1994, Book series 'Mathematics and its applications' vol. 282), pp.147-166.

Florence d'Alché-Buc, Jean-Pierre Nadal and Didier Zwierski,
"Hybrid trees for supervised learning: towards extraction of decision rules"

proceedings of ECAI'94 Workshop on Combining Symbolic and Connectionist Processing, pp. 133-142
Presented by F. d'Alché-Buc at ECAI'94, Amsterdam, 1994.

J.-P. Nadal & N. Parga,
"Information transmission by networks of non linear neurons"

Int. Journ. of Neural Syst. (Supp. 1994, World Scientific)
Presented by N. Parga at Neural Networks From Biology to High Energy Physics, Elba, 1994.

Del Giudice P., Campa A., Parga N. and Nadal J.-P.,
"Neural Networks as Optimal Information Processors"

Int. Journal of Mod. Phys. C, Vol 5 No. 5 (October 1994) pp. 885-862
(presented at the conf. by P. Del Giudice and A. Campa).

Campa A., Del Giudice P., Parga N. and Nadal J.-P.,
"Mutual Information in a Linear Noisy Network"
(.ps.gz) (.pdf)
Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE Workshop: Neural Networks for Signal Processing V (NNSP95), Eds. F. Girosi, J. Makhoul, E. Manolakos and E. Wilson. pp. 181-190
(presented at the conf. by A. Campa and P. Del Giudice).

Meunier C. and Nadal J.-P.,
"Sparsely coded neural networks"
in The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks, Arbib M. A. editor (Bradford Books -The MIT Press, 1rst edition, 1995).

F. d'Alché & J.-P. Nadal,
"Méthodes constructives pour l'apprentissage à partir d'exemples : les arbres neuronaux hybrides et leur comportement asymptotique" (in French)
in La Revue de Modulad no. 16 (1995), pp 1-17.

J.-P. Nadal,
"Formal neural networks: an introduction to supervised learning, and a selected bibliography"

in Dynamical Modeling in Biotechnologies, F. Bagnoli, P. Lio and S. Ruffo (eds), World Scientific (Lectures given at a EU school held in Torino, 1996).

Nadal J.-P., Weisbuch G., Chenevez O. and Kirman A.,
"A formal approach to market organization: choice functions, mean field approximation and maximum entropy principle"
in Advances in Self-Organization and Evolutionary Economics, J. Lesourne et A. Orléan Eds (Economica, London, 1998), pp. 149-159 (proceedings of the conference "Self-Organization and Evolutionary Economics: New Developments", Sept. 30 -Oct. 1, 1996, CNAM, Paris).

J.-P. Nadal & N. Parga,
"Neural Codes and Independent Component Analysis: Information Theoretic Approach and Conditions on Cumulants"

proceedings of the 6th Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks (TAINN'97), May 21-23, 1997, Ankara, Turkey.

J.-P. Nadal & N. Parga,
"ICA: conditions on cumulants and information theoretic aproach"

in ESANN'1997 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Bruges (Belgium), 16-17-18 April 1997, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-7-3, pp. 285-290.

N. Brunel & J.-P. Nadal,
"Optimal tuning curves for neurons spiking according to a Poisson process in response to a scalar stimulus"

in ESANN'1997 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Bruges (Belgium), 16-17-18 April 1997, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-7-3, pp. 163-168.

N. Brunel & J.-P. Nadal,
"Modeling memory: what do we learn from attractor neural networks?"

in Proceedings of the Colloque Memory: from neuron to cognition (Académie des Sciences 17-18 avril 1997), Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Série III, Vol. 321, pp 249-252 (1997) .

Anne-Claude Doux, Jean-Philippe Laurent, and Jean-Pierre Nadal,
Symbolic Data Analysis With the K-Means Algorithm for User Profiling"
in: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on User Modeling (UM97), Anthony Jameson, Cécile Paris, and Carlo Tasso (Eds.), Springer 1997, pp. 359-361.
Presented by A.-C. Doux at UM97, Chia Laguna, Sardinia, 2-5 June 1997.

J.-P. Nadal & N. Parga,
"Analyse en composantes indépendantes et séparation de sources : approches basées sur la théorie de l'information et recherche de conditions minimales"

in: actes du 16ème colloque sur le Traitement du Signal et des Images (GRETSI97), Grenoble, 15-19 sept. 1997 

Weisbuch, G. and Nadal, J.-P. and Chenevez, O. and Kirman, A,
"Market organisation and trading relationship"

in Econophysics: An Emerging Science, J. Kertesz and I. Kondor Eds., Kluwer, 1998 (proceedings of the workshop EconoPhysics, Budapest, July 21-27, 1997).

J.-P. Nadal & N. Parga,
"Sensory coding: information maximization and redundancy reduction"

in Neural information processing, G. Burdet, P. Combe and O. Parodi Eds., World Scientific Series in Mathematical Biology and Medecine Vol. 7 (Singapore, 1999), pp. 164-171  (proceedings of a Summer school held in Cargèse, June 30-July 12, 1997).

A. Turiel, G. Mato, N. Parga and J.-P. Nadal,
"Self-similarity properties of natural images"

in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 10, M. I. Jordan, M. J. Kearns, and S. A. Solla eds., MIT Press 1998.
Presented by A. Turiel at the Conference Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS97), Denver, Dec 1 - Dec 6, 1997.

Herschkowitz D. and Nadal J.-P.,
"Unsupervised clustering: the mutual information between parameters and observations"

in: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 11, M. S. Kearns, S. A. Solla, D. A. Cohn, eds., MIT Press, 1999, pp. 232-238.
Presented by D. Herschkowitz at the conference NIPS*98, Denver, Dec. 1-6, 1998.

Nadal J.-P.,
"Information theoretic approach to neural coding and parameter estimation: a perspective"

in Probabilistic Models of the Brain: Perception and Neural Function edited by R. Rao, B. Olshausen, and M. Lewicki, MIT Press, 2002, pp 117-134 (proceedings of the NIPS98 Workshop on "Statistical Theories of Cortical Function", Dec. 4, 1998, Breckenridge, Colorado).

Jean-Pierre Nadal, Denis Phan, Mirta B. Gordon and Jean Vannimenus,
Monopoly Market with Externality: an Analysis with Statistical Physics and Agent-based Computational Economics"
8th. Workshop on Economic Heterogeneous Interacting Agents (WEHIA 2003), Kiel, May 29-31, 2003. Full paper on the conference site, and arXiv cond-mat/0311096. Published paper here.

Brunel N., Fregnac Y., Meunier C. and Nadal J.-P.,
J Physiol Paris. 2003 Jul-Nov;97(4-6):387-90
Neuroscience and computation" (introduction to this special issue of J. Physiol. Paris, proceedings of the Emile Borel Institute on "Neuroscience and computation", Jan. 7 - April 12, 2002, Paris).

Philipona, D., O Regan, J.K., Nadal, J.-P. and Coenen, O. J.-M. D.,
Perception of the structure of the physical world using multimodal unknown sensors and effectors"
in: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 16, 2004.
Presented by D. Philipona at NIPS 2003, Vancouver, Canada.

Phan D., Gordon M. B. and Nadal J.-P.,
Social Interactions in Economic Theory: an Insight from Statistical Mechanics"
Book Chapter, in Cognitive Economics - an interdisciplinary approach, Bourgine P. and Nadal J.-P. eds., Springer 2004.

Phan D., Pajot S. Nadal J.P.,
The Monopolist's Market with Discrete Choices and Network Externality Revisited: Small-Worlds, Phase Transition and Avalanches in an ACE Framework"
Presented by D. Phan at the Ninth annual meeting of the Society of Computational Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, July 11 - 13, 2003

Nadal J.-P. et Gordon M. B.,
Physique statistique de phénomènes collectifs en sciences économiques et sociales" (in French)
in Mathématiques et Sciences Humaines, n. 172, Hiver 2005, n. spécial "Modèles et méthodes mathématiques dans les sciences sociales : apports et limites" (actes du colloque du CERMSEM, Maison des Sciences Économiques, Paris 26-27 mars 2004).

Gordon M.B., Phan D., Waldeck R. , Nadal J.-P.,
Cooperation and Free-Riding with Moral Cost"
in Advances in Cognitive Economics, Kokinov B., Ed., NBU Press (New Bulgarian University, Sofia), 2005
Presented by R. Waldeck at the International Conference on Cognitive Economics, Sofia, August 5-8, 2005.

Viktoriya Semeshenko, Mirta B. Gordon and Jean-Pierre Nadal
Learning through social interactions"
Presented by V. Semeshenko at the Annual conference on Physics of Socio-economic Systems, AKSOE 2006, joint March meeting of the Condensed Matter Sections of the German Physical Society (DPG) and the European Physical Society (EPS), 26-31 March 2006, Dresden.

Yiping Ma, Mirta B. Gordon, Jean-Pierre Nadal,
"Dynamics of Social Systems: Cooperation and Free-Riding" (
arXiv physics/0511194)
Presented by M. B. Gordon at the Annual conference on Physics of Socio-economic Systems, AKSOE 2006, joint March meeting of the Condensed Matter Sections of the German Physical Society (DPG) and the European Physical Society (EPS), 26-31 March 2006, Dresden.

Semeshenko V., Gordon M. B., Nadal J.-P. and Phan D.,
Choice under social influence: effects of learning behaviors on the collective dynamics"
in Cognitive economics: new trends, R. Topol and B. Walliser Eds., Elsevier, Dec. 2006
Presented by M. B. Gordon at the First European Conference on Cognitive Economics (ECCE1), Gif-sur-Yvette, September 22-24, 2004.

Jean-Pierre Nadal,
"Analysis and modeling of collective phenomena in biology" (
in "Working at interface of sciences: as physics meets biology", Special issue of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Vol. 32, No. 2 (June 2007), pp. 177-184 - Proceedings of the workshop "As physics make a contribution to studies of the living: witnesses of the present time", organized by Centre Alexandre Koyré and Entre-Sciences, December 16-17, 2005, Paris. Videos of the workshop: click here. Video of my talk: click here.

Laurent Bonnasse-Gahot and Jean-Pierre Nadal,
From Exemplar Theory to Population Coding and Back - An Ideal Observer Approach"
Proceedings of the workshop "Exemplar-Based Models of Language Acquisition and Use", Dublin, 2007.
Presented by L. Bonnasse-Gahot at this workshop, ESSLLI 2007, Dublin, Ireland, 6-17 August, 2007.

Jean-Pierre Nadal et Mirta B. Gordon,
Choix sous influence sociale : heurs et malheurs de la coordination"
in "Qu'appelle-t-on aujourd'hui les sciences de la complexité ?", sous la direction de G. Weisbuch & H. Zwirn, Vuibert, 2010 (ISBN-13: 978-2311002171), actes du colloque "Systèmes complexes en sciences humaines et sociales", Cerisy-La-Salle, 26 mai-2 juin 2007.

Jean-Pierre Nadal, Mirta B. Gordon, J. Roberto Iglesias and Viktoriya Semeshenko
"Modelling the individual and collective dynamics of the propensity to offend"
European Journal of Applied Mathematics (
EJAM), Volume 21, Special Double Issue 4-5, Oct 2010, pp 421-440 - special volume edited by H. Berestycki, S. D. Johnson, R. Ockendon and M. Primicerio, a follow up of the workshop Mathematical modelling of criminality, The Ennio de Giorgi Centre, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy, April 17-19, 2008.
online June 23rd, 2010, open access (copyright Cambridge University Press - doi:10.1017/S0956792510000173) - preprint.pdf
September 2012 and 2013: this article is among the 10 most downloaded EJAM papers for the previous 12 months.

Henri Berestycki and Jean-Pierre Nadal
"Self-Organized Critical Hot Spots of Criminal Activity"
European Journal of Applied Mathematics (
EJAM), Volume 21, Special Double Issue 4-5, Oct 2010, pp 371-399 - special volume edited by H. Berestycki, S. D. Johnson, R. Ockendon and M. Primicerio, a follow up of the workshop Mathematical modelling of criminality, The Ennio de Giorgi Centre, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy, April 17-19, 2008.
online July 7th, 2010 (copyright Cambridge University Press - doi:10.1017/S0956792510000185) - paper.pdf

Rosaria Conte, Nigel Gilbert, Claudio Cioffi-Revilla, Guillaume Deffuant, Janos Kertesz, Vittorio Loreto, Suzy Moat, Jean-Pierre Nadal, Anxo Sanchez, Andrzej Nowak, Andreas Flache, Maxi San Miguel, Dirk Helbing
"Manifesto of computational social science"
Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 214, 325.346 (2012)
Open acces, here.

MB Gordon, J-P Nadal, D Phan and V Semeshenko
Pricing of Goods with Bandwagon Properties: The Curse of Coordination"
in Econophysics of Agent-Based Models, Chap. 13 pp. 229-232, Springer, 2014 (proceedings of Econophys-Kolkata VII, Kolkata, India, November 8-12, 2012).

J-P Nadal,
"Complexité du codage neuronal"
Complexité et Simplexité, Alain Berthoz et Jean-Luc Petit (dir.), séminaire interdisciplinaire, 23-24 mai 2012, Fondation Hugot du Collège de France

Samarth Chandra, Mark Eldridge, Felix Hartmann, Narihisa Matsumoto, Barry Richmond and Jean-Pierre Nadal
"Categorical perception in monkeys: modeling implicit learning of discrete categories"
BMC Neuroscience 2013, 14(Suppl 1):P288 (abstracts from the Twenty Second Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting: CNS*2013).
Online here.

Quentin Feltgen, Benjamin Fagard and Jean-Pierre Nadal
"Modeling Language Change: The Pitfall of Grammaticalization"
Chapter 3 in La Mantia F., Licata I., Perconti P. (Eds.), "Language in Complexity: The Emerging Meaning", Lect. Notes in Morphogenesis, Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-29481-0), 2016, pp. 49-72.
Related work, same authors, article in French: "Représentation du langage et modèles d'évolution linguistique : la grammaticalisation comme perspective", TAL 2014 Volume 55 Num. 3, pp. 47-71

Boris Barbour, Guy Bouvier, Claudia Clopath, Célian Bimbard, Jean-Pierre Nadal, Nicolas Brunel and Vincent Hakim
Cerebellar learning using perturbations
Presented by B. Barbour at: The cerebellum inside-out: cells, circuits and functions, Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice (Italy), Dec. 2016
Abstract published online 07 Feb 2017 as a Frontiers Cell. Neurosci. Conference Abstract.

Recently appeared / to appear

Jean-Pierre Nadal,
De l'individu au collectif (in French)
Chapitre 3, in
La cognition. Du neurone ŕ la société, Édition publiée sous la direction de Daniel Andler, Thérèse Collins et Catherine Tallon-Baudry, Collection Folio essais (n. 636), Série XL, Gallimard, parution 5 avril 2018.

Working papers / submitted

Mauricio Salgado, Aldo Mascareno, Gonzalo Ruz and Jean-Pierre Nadal
Models of Contagion: Towards a Theory of Crisis Propagation
Position paper, submitted, Feb. 2018.

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