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Sebastian Seung

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Sebastian Seung is Professor at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Computer Science, as well as Professor at the MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department, and is the course Scriptwriter. Seung has done influential research in both computer science and neuroscience. Over the past decade, he has helped pioneer the new field of connectomics, developing new computational technologies for mapping the connections between neurons. His lab created EyeWire.org, a site that has recruited over 130,000 players from 100 countries to a game to map neural connections. Seung is also known for his efforts to communicate neuroscience to the general public. His TED talk "I am my connectome" has been viewed more than 750,000 times, and been translated into 26 languages. His book Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as Top Ten Nonfiction of 2012. Before joining the Princeton faculty in 2014, Seung studied at Harvard University, worked at Bell Laboratories, and taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an External Member of the Max Planck Society, and winner of the 2008 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering.

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