Dr. Emery Neal Brown, the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at MIT has been named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Applied Mathematics for his body of research: Solving Three Big Data Problems in Neuroscience.


Emery said, “It is a real honor to be chosen as a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. [With this fellowship] I plan to focus on a series of signal processing questions in neuroscience that are impediments to making real progress in data analysis in this area.” Brown was also inducted into the National Academy of Engineering earlier this year for his work on the development of neural signal-processing algorithms for understanding memory encoding and modeling of brain states of anesthesia.

In its ninety-first competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 173 Fellowships (including two joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of over 3,100 applicants.

Edward Hirsch, president of the Foundation, enthusiastically noted: “It’s exciting to name 175 new Guggenheim Fellows. These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best. Since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has always bet everything on the individual, and we’re thrilled to continue the tradition with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do.”

Established in 1925, the Foundation has granted over $325 million in Fellowships to almost 18,000 individuals, among whom are Nobel and poet laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, Fields Medal, and other notable internationally recognized honors.