Professor Michael Arbib

University of Southern California USC Brain Project

Tel: +1 213 740 9220
Web: http://neuroinformatics.usc.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page

Professor Michael Arbib has led international research in computational neuroscience for three decades. He is Professor of Computer Science, as well as a Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Southern California (USC).

The thrust of Michael Arbib’s work is expressed in the title of his first book, Brains, Machines and Mathematics (McGraw-Hill, 1964). The brain is not a computer in the current technological sense, but he has based his career on the argument that we can learn much about machines from studying brains, and much about brains from studying machines. He has thus always worked for an interdisciplinary environment in which computer scientists and engineers can talk to neuroscientists and cognitive scientists.