Mehrdad Jazayeri is the Robert A. Swanson Professor of Life Sciences in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Investigator of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. He received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering majoring in telecommunications from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. He then completed his M.S. in physiology at the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. in neuroscience at New York University. Dr. Jazayeri was awarded a prestigious Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellowship for his postdoctoral work on the neurobiology of time, and was a recent recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship for his research on the neurobiology of time, and the computational principles of temporal coordination in sensorimotor function. Dr. Jazayeri’s research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, the Simons Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.