Syllabus

Course Instructors, Guest Speakers, and iCub Team

The affiliations listed below were current as August 2015, when this course was taught; some affiliations will change over time.

Course Instructors
Andrei Barbu Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, MIT
James DiCarlo Department Head & Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Winrich Freiwald Associate Professor, Laboratory of Neural Systems, Rockefeller University; Faculty Investigator, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Hynek Hermansky Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director, Center for Language and Speech Processing, Johns Hopkins University
Leyla Isik Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, MIT
Nancy Kanwisher Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Research Thrust Leader, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Boris Katz Principal Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Co-Coordinator of Knowledge and Technology Transfer & Research Thrust Co-Leader, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Gabriel Kreiman Associate Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology & Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Faculty Investigator, Children’s Hospital, Center for Brain Science, Swartz Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, and Mind, Brain and Behavior Initiative, Harvard University; Research Thrust Leader, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
John Leonard Associate Department Head & Samuel C. Collins Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
Alia Martin Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, Harvard University
Josh McDermott Fred and Carol Middleton Career Development Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Faculty Investigator, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Giorgio Metta Vice Scientific Director and Director of the iCub Facility Department, Italian Institute of Technology; International Partner, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Ethan Meyers Assistant Professor of Statistics, Hampshire College; Research Affiliate, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Ken Nakayama Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard University; Faculty Investigator, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Aude Oliva Principal Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Tomaso Poggio Eugene McDermott Professor in the Brain Sciences, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Director, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Tony Prescott Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Sheffield; Director, Sheffield Robotics Center
Lorenzo Rosasco Assistant Professor, University of Genova; Visiting Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Team Leader, Italian Institute of Technology; Faculty Investigator, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Rebecca Saxe Professor of Cognitive Science, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Faculty Investigator, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Laura Schulz Associate Professor of Cognitive Science, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Faculty Investigator, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Haim Sompolinsky William N. Skirball Professor of Neuroscience, Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, Hebrew University; Investigator, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University; Faculty Investigator, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Liz Spelke Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard; Director, Laboratory for Developmental Studies, Harvard University; Associate Director, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Russ Tedrake Professor, MIT Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Mechanical Engineering; Director, Center for Robotics, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Stefanie Tellex Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Brown University
Josh Tenenbaum Professor of Computational Cognitive Science, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Research Thrust Leader, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Shimon Ullman Samy and Ruth Cohn Professor of Computer Science, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science; Adjunct Professor, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Research Thrust Co-Leader, Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines
Tomer Ullman Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, MIT
Matt Wilson Sherman Fairchild Professor of Neuroscience and Picower Scholar, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Associate Director, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Patrick Winston Ford Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Coordinator for Research, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Dan Yamins Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences & McGovern Institute
Guest Speakers
Larry Abbott William Bloor Professor of Theoretical Neuroscience & Director, Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, Columbia University
Surya Ganguli Assistant Professor, Departments of Applied Physics, Neurobiology, and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Tom Mitchell E. Fredkin University Professor, Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Amnon Shashua Co-Founder and Chairman, Orcam; Co-Founder, CTO and Chairman, Mobileye; Professor of Computer Science, Hebrew University; International and Industrial Partner, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Eero Simoncelli Professor, Departments of Neural Science, Mathematics, and Psychology, New York University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Jessica Sommerville Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & Associate Director, Foundations for Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Competence, Center for Child and Family Well-Being, University of Washington
iCub Team
Raffaello Camoriano PhD Fellow, Italian Institute of Technology
Carlo Ciliberto Postdoctoral Associate, Italian Institute of Technology
Giulia Pasquale PhD Fellow, Italian Institute of Technology
Alessandro Roncone Postdoctoral Associate, Italian Institute of Technology
Other Contributors

Ellen Hildreth

Coordinator of Summer Course materials and OCW content development

Professor, Department of Computer Science, Wellesley College

Daniel Zysman

MATLAB® tutorial content development and instructor

Computational Course Instructor, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Education Affiliate, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines

Course Info

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