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Andreas Tolias

Andreas Tolias



Director of the Center for Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence and Professor @ Baylor College of Medicine




Dr. Andreas Tolias’ research is focused on understanding how brains give rise to visual intelligence. His lab combines imaging, electrophysiological, molecular and behavioral methods with machine learning approaches to decipher the neocortical circuit principles of perceptual inference.

He obtained his B.A. from the University of Cambridge in Natural Sciences and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Systems and Computational Neuroscience and did postdoctoral training at the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.
He has received numerous awards including the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, the Beckman Foundation Young Investigator Award, the McKnight Foundation Scholar Award, the McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award and the Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award. 

He is a Professor and Brown Foundation Endowed Chair of Neuroscience in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and the Founder and Director of the Center for Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Tolias is also a co-founder of the Neuroscience-Inspired Networks for Artificial Intelligence organization (ninai.org) and is leading an international team of scientists and engineers working on the interface between brain research and machine intelligence with the goal of engineering less artificial and more intelligent algorithms. He is also a co-founder of Vathes LLC, Upload AI LLC and BioAvatar LLC.


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