Christof Koch is President and Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. He earned his Ph.D. from the Max-Planck-Institut für Biologische Kybernetik, Tübingen, Germany. He spent four years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at the MIT. From 1987 until 2013, he was a professor at Caltech, from his initial appointment as Assistant Professor, Division of Biology and Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 1986, to his final position as Lois and Victor Troendle Professor of Cognitive & Behavioral Biology. Koch has published extensively, and his writings and interests integrate theoretical, computational and experimental neuroscience with philosophy and contemporary trends, in particular consciousness and artificial intelligence. For further information click here.
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