Melika Payvand (Member, IEEE) received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara, in 2012 and 2016, respectively. She is currently a Research Scientist with the Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. Her research activities and interest are in exploiting the physics of the computational substrate for online learning and sensory processing. She is a part of the Scientific Committee of the Capocaccia Workshop for Neuromorphic Intelligence. She is serving as a Technical Member of the Neural Systems, Applications and Technologies in Circuits and System Society and as a Technical Program Committee for International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS). She is a Guest Editor of the Frontiers in Neuroscience and is the winner of the Best Neuromorph Award of the 2019 Telluride Neuromorphic Workshop.