James DiCarlo

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

James DiCarlo is the Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience at MIT and co-director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence. He also heads the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science and is a principal investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. 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.