Faculty

SEBASTIAN SEUNG
Professor of Physics
Professor of Computational Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

SEBASTIAN SEUNG, Professor of Computational Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Professor of Physics

Name: H. Sebastian Seung

Title(s): Professor of Physics
Professor of Computational Neuroscience,
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Email: seung@mit.edu

Phone: (617) 252-1693

Address:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. 46-5065
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Area of Physics:

Biophysics

Research Interests

Structure and function of neuronal networks

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Seung is Professor of Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Department of Physics at the MIT Department of Physics, and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He studied theoretical physics with David Nelson at Harvard University, and completed postdoctoral training with Haim Sompolinsky at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before joining the MIT faculty, Seung was a member of the Theoretical Physics Department at Bell Laboratories. He is a Sloan Research Fellow, a Packard Fellow, and a McKnight Scholar.

Selected Publications

  • V. Jain, B. Bollmann, et al. Boundary learning by optimization with topological constraints. Proceedings of the IEEE 23rd Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR '10) (2010).
  • I. R. Wickersham, H. A. Sullivan, and H. S. Seung. Production of glycoprotein-deleted rabies viruses for monosynaptic tracing and high-level gene expression in neurons. Nature Protocols 5:595-606 (2010).
  • S.C. Turaga, K. Briggman, M. Helmstaedter, W. Denk, and H.S. Seung. Maximin affinity learning of image segmentation. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS ’09) (2010).
  • H. S. Seung. Reading the book of memory: sparse sampling versus dense mapping of connectomes. Neuron 62, 17-29 (2009).

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