James DiCarlo

Director, MIT Quest for Intelligence; Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Investigator, McGovern Institute

James DiCarlo is the director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, the Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, and a principal investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. His research focuses on using computational methods to understand the brain’s visual system, and with this knowledge, developing brain-machine interfaces to restore or augment lost senses. DiCarlo has received an Alfred P. Sloan fellowship, a Pew Scholar Award, and a McKnight Scholar Award. He earned a PhD in biomedical engineering and an MD from Johns Hopkins University.

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