The mission of the Brain Sciences Foundation is to establish a vibrant community of expert scientists, gathered in the Brain Sciences Foundation Fellowship, to study the origins of human cognition and intelligence and conduct groundbreaking research into novel treatment strategies for neurological disorders.

Senior Fellows

Senior Fellows are recognized global leaders in their respective field of study and actively contribute to Foundation-sponsored research and Foundation business.

Dr. Newton Howard
Chairman and Senior Fellow
University of Oxford/MIT
Cognitive Informatics and Mathematics

Dr. Yair Neuman
Senior Fellow
Ben-Gurion University
Psychology Cognition, NLP

Dr. Richard Wirt
Senior Fellow
Intel Corporation
GM Software & Solutions Group

Dr. Tomaso Poggio
Senior Fellow
Brain and Cognitive Scieinces

Dr. Mathieu Guidère
Senior Fellow
University of Tolouse
Professor of Islamic Studies/Computational Linguistics (MSI)

Dr. Colette Rolland
Senior Fellow
La Sorbonne University
Computer Science, mathematics and informatics

Dr. Shuguang Zhang
Senior Fellow
Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Mark Moss
Senior Fellow
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine Anatomy and Neurobiology

Dr. Tariq Durrani
Senior Fellow
University of Strathclyde
Signal Processing

Dr. Shlomo Argamon
Senior Fellow
Illinois Institute of Technology
Computer Science


Fellows are eminent experts and expected to contribute to collaborative research efforts supported by the Foundation.

Dr. Edward Boyden
Synthetic Neurobiology Optogenetics

Dr. Jeroen Bergmann
Imperial College London, Rosteoarthritis Centre of Excellence, Funded by Wellcome Trust and the EPSRC
Medical Engineering

Dr. John Violanti
University of Buffalo
Social and Preventive Medicine

Dr. Andreas Mershin

Dr. Gerry Leisman
Nazareth Academic Institute and French Hospital Nazareth

Dr. Ophir Frieder
Georgetown University
Computer Science and Information Processing

Dr. Michael Kohl
University of Cambridge
Physiology/Development and Neuroscience

Dr. Guy Fedorkow
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Systems Engineer

Dr. Erik Cambria
University of Singapore
Cognitive Science Programme

Dr. Alexander Wissner-Gross
Harvard University Institute
Computational Science

Dr. Choe Yoonsuck
Texas A&M University
Computer Science and Engineering
Brain Networks Lab
Neural Intelligence Lab


Researchers contribute to work in BSF-affiliated research groups, assist BSF-sponsored activities, such as workshops, conferences, publications and fundraising, and support the work of the BSF executives and committees through the provision of expert research reports.

Mr. David Dalrymple
Development of Single Integrated System

Mr. Doug Hosmer
CEO of Interactive Search Marketing (ISM)
Enterprise Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at Evolution Performance Technology

Mr. Roland
MRAC LLC (Cambridge MA)
Psychology, Participant Studies

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