IBT MATHEMATICAL NEUROSCIENCE AWARD AT BRAINTECH 2019
The prize honors researchers who have significantly advanced our understanding of the neural mechanisms of perception, behavior and thought through the application of mathematical analysis and theoretical modeling.
This year again, two winners were selected to each receive this prestigious $100,000 prize for their achievements.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!
Professor Naftali Tishby
Prof. Tishby holds the Ruth and Stan Flinkman Chair for Brain Research at the Hebrew University, works at the interface of computer science and neuroscience. His research on information processing in biological systems has led to new insights important for both machine learning and brain function including language, the action-perception cycle, biological sensory hierarchies and deep learning.
Professor John Rinzel
Prof. Rinzel is Professor of Neural Science and Mathematics at New York University who has played a pioneering role in the application of mathematical analyses to neural systems. His work has illuminated our understanding of the role of neural dynamics in cognition and behavior, with key contributions in fields ranging from neuronal biophysics to auditory perception.