Past Speakers

Bruno Olshausen, Ph.D.

Professor, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and School of Optometry, UC Berkeley;

Director, Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience




Bruno Olshausen received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Computation and Neural Systems from the California Institute of Technology. From 1996-2005 he was Assistant and subsequently Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at UC Davis. Since 2005 he has been at UC Berkeley where he is currently Professor in the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and School of Optometry.

He also serves as Director of the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, an interdisciplinary research group focusing on mathematical and computational models of brain function. Olshausen's research aims to understand the information processing strategies employed by the brain for doing tasks such as object recognition and scene analysis.