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
Education Subcommittee Chair: Reza Abbasi-Asl, PhD, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Industry Subcommittee Chair: Doug Weber, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Neuroethics Subcommittee Chair: James Giordano, PhD, Georgetown University
NIH Liaison: David McMullen, MD
International Neuroethics Society (INS) Liaisons: Peter Reiner, PhD, Univ of British Columbia & Laura Cabrera, PhD, Michigan State
IEEE Program Manager: Sin-Kuen Hawkins
IEEE Future Directions Advisor and BDI Liaison: Kathy Grise


Involved Societies

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

  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
  • IEEE Big Data
  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
  • IEEE Communications Society
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
  • IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)
  • IEEE Council on Superconductivity
  • IEEE Digital Reality Initiative
  • IEEE Magnetics Society
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
  • IEEE Sensors Council
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
  • IEEE Solid States Circuits Society
  • IEEE Standards Association
  • IEEE Systems Council
  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
  • IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society
  • International Neuroethics Society

IEEE Brain Initiative: The Science of Rapid Decision Making