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Hinaut Xavier

  • PhD
  • 9PublicationsNumber of items in Hinaut's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 38Followers

Research interests

Recurrent Neural Networks; Reservoir Computing: Echo State Networks; Sequence processing; Language processing; Syntactic comprehension; Semantic Role Labeling; dynamic systems; working memory; attractor; Hierarchy; PFC; prefrontal cortex; basal ganglia;


His research explores brain mechanisms of complex sequence processing, focusing on language syntactic comprehension. He is interested in using Recurrent Neural Networks to model these processes and investigating how such models can be used in developmental robotics. Xavier Hinaut received an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Technology of Compiègne, France in 2008 and an M.S. in Cognitive Science from the Ecole Pratrique des Hautes Etudes, France in 2009. Since 2009, he is pursuing a PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the INSERM Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute in Lyon, France. He works in the Cortical Networks for Cognitive Interaction team under the supervision of PhD Peter Ford Dominey.


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Recent publications

  • An Incremental Approach to Language Acquisition: Thematic Role Assignment with Echo State Networks

    • Hinaut X
    • Wermter S
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  • Exploring the acquisition and production of grammatical constructions through human-robot interaction with echo state networks.

    • Hinaut X
    • Petit M
    • Pointeau G
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Professional experience


Universität Hamburg - University of Hamburg

May 2013 - December 2013(7 months)

PostDoc fellow

Stem cell and brain research institute (INSERM)

February 2013 - April 2013(2 months)

PhD Student

Stem cell and brain research institute (INSERM)

September 2009 - January 2013(3 years)


University of Paris XI


Master in Cognitive Sciences

EPHE - Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

September 2008 - June 2009(9 months)

Master in Computer Science

UTC - Université de Technologie de Compiègne

September 2005 - September 2008(3 years)