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Miguel Cornelles Soriano is a tenured scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), currently based at the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC) in Mallorca (Spain).

My research line covers topics of nonlinear dynamics and information processing based on reservoir computing.

My research interests also include the experimental and theoretical study of semiconductor lasers subject to delayed optical feedback, and the experimental characterization and theoretical modelling of the synchronization properties of semiconductor lasers in the chaotic regime.

Full CV in English [download]

Edited book (July 2019) on "Photonic Reservoir Computing: Optical Recurrent Neural Networks" [info]

Edited Special Issue (2021) on "Trends in Reservoir Computing" [info]

Edited Special Issue (2022) on "Ordinal and pattern-based quantifiers for nonlinear time series analysis" [info]

Edited Special Issue (2023) on "Neural Network Learning With Photonics And For Photonic Circuit Design" [info]


Responsible for the Nonlinear Physics Laboratory at IFISC (Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems), a joint center of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). I am also involved in the activities of the Nonlinear Photonics Lab (IFISC). Our experiments with nonlinear electronic systems and semiconductor laser diodes are targeted at applications in information processing and communications.

I have co-directed three (+ three ongoing) PhD Thesis on the practical utilization of delay-coupled semiconductor lasers and novel approaches for information processing, and I have supervised the Master Thesis of fourteen students.

I have contributed to and represented IFISC at numerous science outreach events, including The Science Fair of the Balearic Islands.


I obtained a PhD degree (with greatest distinction) in the Department of Applied Physics and Photonics (TONA) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium in 2006.

I completed my degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the "Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya" (UPC) in 2002, with the final project's degree carried out in Belgium with an Erasmus scholarship.


  • Martínez-Peña, R.; Nokkala, J.; Giorgi, G. L.; Zambrini, R.; Soriano, M. C. "Information Processing Capacity of Spin-Based Quantum Reservoir Computing Systems". Cognitive Computation (2020). [Link]
    Journal Impact Factor: 5.418. Citations: 13.
  • Van der Sande, G.; Brunner, D.; Soriano, M. C. "Advances in photonic reservoir computing". Nanophotonics 6, 561-576 (2017). [Open Access]
    Journal Impact Factor: 6.014. Citations: 231.
  • Soriano, M. C.; Ortin, S.; Keuninckx, L.; Appeltant, L.; Danckaert, J.; Pesquera, L.; Van der Sande, G. "Delay-based Reservoir Computing: Noise Effects in a Combined Analog and Digital Implementation". IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems 26, 388-393 (2015).
    Journal Impact Factor: 4.85. Citations: 81.
  • Soriano, M. C.; Garcia-Ojalvo, J.; Mirasso, C. R.; Fischer, I. "Complex photonics: Dynamics and applications of delay-coupled semiconductors lasers". Reviews of Modern Physics 85, 421-470 (2013).
    Journal Impact Factor: 44.892. Citations: 415.
  • Appeltant, L.; Soriano, M.C.; Van der Sande, G.; Danckaert, J.; Massar, S.; Dambre, J.; Schrauwen, B.; Mirasso, C.R.; Fischer, I. "Information processing using a single dynamical node as complex system". Nature Communications 2, 468 (2011). [Open Access]
    Journal Impact Factor: 7.396. Citations: 764.
  • Soriano, M.C.; Zunino, L.; Rosso, O.A.; Fischer, I.; Mirasso, C.R. "Time Scales of a Chaotic Semiconductor Laser With Optical Feedback Under the Lens of a Permutation Information Analysis". IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 47, 252-261 (2011).
    Journal Impact Factor: 1.815. Citations: 150.
  • Soriano, M.C.; Colet, P.; Mirasso, C.R. "Security Implications of Open- and Closed-Loop Receivers in All-Optical Chaos-Based Communications". IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 21, 426-428 (2009).
    Journal Impact Factor: 1.879. Citations: 50.

  • "Inferring untrained dynamics of complex systems using adapted recurrent neural networks", Dynamics Days Europe 2022, Aberdeen, UK (2022). [PDF]
  • "Delay-based Photonic Reservoir Computing", ERC International Workshop "Photonic Reservoir Computing and Information Processing in Complex Networks", Trento, Italy (2019). [PDF]
  • "Dynamics and applications of delay-coupled semiconductor lasers", International Symposium on Physics and Applications of Laser Dynamics, Taiwan (2016). [PDF]
  • "Consistency and chaos synchronization in delay-coupled semiconductor lasers", XXXV Dynamics Days Europe, Exeter, UK (2015).
  • "A Novel Photonics Approach to Unconventional Information Processing", European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), Amsterdam, Holland (2012). [PDF]
  • "Open vs closed loop receivers in all-optical chaos-based communication systems: the final round", CLEO Europe EQEC, Munich, Germany (2009). [PDF]
  • "The influence of current noise on polarization mode hopping in vertical cavity surface emitting lasers", SPIE Photonics Europe, Strasbourg, France (2006).
  • "Single-mode low frequency fluctuations in vertical cavity surface emitting lasers with polarization-filtered feedback", SPIE Photonics Europe, Strasbourg, France (2004).