About IEEE Brain

The mission of IEEE Brain is to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration and coordination to advance research, standardization and development of technologies in neuroscience to help improve the human condition.


Co-Chair: Paul Sajda, PhD, Columbia University
Co-Chair: Jose Carmena, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Co-Chair: Jacob Robinson, PhD, Rice University
Senior Advisors: Metin Akay, PhD, University of Houston & Michael H. Smith, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Conferences Subcommittee Chair: Grace Rigdon, GCR Consulting
Publications Subcommittee Chair: John Moreland, PhD, NIST
Industry Subcommittee Chair: Doug Weber, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
NIH Liaison: David McMullen, MD
IEEE Program Manager: Sin-Kuen Hawkins
IEEE Future Directions Advisor and BDI Liaison: Kathy Grise


Involved Societies

The following IEEE Societies, Councils, and organizations are involved with the IEEE Brain Initiative.

  • Antennas and Propagation Society
  • Circuits and Systems Society
  • Communications Society
  • Computational Intelligence Society
  • Computer Society
  • Consumer Electronics Society
  • Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)
  • Digital Senses Initiative
  • EMBS
  • Magnetics Society
  • Robotics and Automation Society
  • Sensors Council
  • Signal Processing Society
  • Society on Social Implications of Technology
  • Solid States Circuits Society
  • Standards Association
  • Systems Council
  • Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

IEEE Brain Initiative: The Science of Rapid Decision Making