Edward Boyden

Edward Boyden
  • Associate Professor, Media Lab and McGovern Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Degrees in Electrical Eng. and Physics, MIT; PhD, Neurosciences, Stanford. Currently, Assoc. Prof., Bio. Eng. and Brain and Cog. Sci., Media Lab and McGovern Institute, MIT; leads Synthetic Neurobiology Group, which develops tools for controlling and observing dynamic circuits of brain, and uses neurotechnologies to understand how cognition and emotion arise from brain network operation, and to enable systematic repair of intractable brain disorders. Has contributed to over 280 peer-reviewed papers, patents, and articles. TED speaker, 2011. Recipient of awards, including: Top 35 Innovators Under the Age of 35, Tech. Review (2006); Top 20 Brains Under Age 40, Discover Mag. (2008); Perl Prize (2011); Harvey Prize (2011); NIH Director's New Innovator Award; Society for Neuroscience Research Award for Innovation in Neuroscience; Paul Allen Distinguished Investigator Award.