Professor of Computational Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sebastian Seung is Professor of Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and External Member of the Max Planck Society. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Harvard University, and was formerly a researcher at Bell Laboratories. His interdisciplinary research has spanned the fields of physics, computer science, and neuroscience. His laboratory at MIT is inventing technologies for finding the connectome, which is the totality of connections between the brain's neurons, and analogous to the genome of the mind. His book Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in February 2012.