"Whatever is the ultimate nature of reality (assuming that this expression has meaning), it is indisputable that our universe is not chaos. We perceive beings, objects, things to which we give names.
These beings or things are forms or structures endowed with a degree of stability; they take up some part of space and last for some part of time."

René Thom

"Remember! what the dormouse said. Feed your head!"   J.A.

I am Associate Professor of Biomathematics at UNAM, Mexico City, and SNI I Researcher.
My CV (more or less updated)

  Research Interests 

  • Systems theory - multi-scale modeling of spatio-temporal feedback systems (see a recent paper and a more control-oriented publication)
  • Neurodynamics:
    • neuromodulation across scales (this is the main theoretical publication, this and this a couple more physiological ones)
    • qualitative modeling and detection of epileptic crisis (see a first theoretical publication)


          tel: +52 55 56224800. ext: 45773

          Alessio Franci
 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
 Facultad de Ciencias
 Departamento de Matemática, Cub. 030
 Av. Universidad 3000, Circuito Exterior S/N
 Delegación Coyoacán, C.P. 04510
 Ciudad Universitaria, CD.MX


I got my Master 2 (Laura Specialistica) Degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Pisa in 2008 and my PhD in Physics and Control Theory from the University Paris Sud 11 in 2012. Between 2012 and 2015 I have been post-doc in different places (University of Liege, INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, University of Cambridge) but always working at the edge between Control Theory and Neuroscience. Recently, I started to extend my interests to collective decision making in animal groups, neuromorphic circuit design, and spatiotemporal pattern formation. My collaborators are based in University of Cambridge, CINVESTAV Mexico DF, University of Liege, and Princeton University. Since April 2015, I am Professor of Biomathematics at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.