Terry Sejnowski wins Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

Please join me in congratulating Terry Sejnowski,  a winner of the 2022 Neuroscience Prize from Gruber Foundation. As the citation below notes, the winners have literally made the field of neuroscience.

Terry is being recognized for his work on information processing by neural circuits in the brain, ICA, its use in brain imaging and discoveries he has made on brain wave patterns. The La Jolla mesa is particularly proud to host Terry and his research group, including the Institute for Neural Computation at UC San Diego (just a couple of floors below in the SDSC building).

Terry has been among the founding thought-leaders leading up to the formation of Data Science initiative at UC San Diego, and has been a key and consistent contributor to building HDSI. We couldn’t be more proud of our founding DNA and his continued guidance to HDSI faculty and leadership!

 

2022 Neuroscience Prize

Larry Abbott, PhD, of Columbia University, Emery Neal Brown, MD, PhD, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital, Terrence Sejnowski, PhD, of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and UC San Diego, and Haim Sompolinsky, PhD, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Harvard University, have been pioneers in the fields of computational and theoretical neuroscience, fields that have become crucial to helping scientists unravel the complexities of neural networks in the brain. Using mathematics, physics, statistics, and machine learning, they have generated theories, models, and computational tools that have transformed the field of neuroscience and provided profound insights into the nature of the brain and the mind.