Eero P. Simoncelli is the inaugural director of the Center for Computational Neuroscience. Simoncelli received his B.S. in physics (summa cum laude) in 1984 from Harvard University, studied applied mathematics at Cambridge University for a year and a half, and then received his M.S. in 1988 and his Ph.D. in 1993, both in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was an assistant professor of computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania from 1993 until 1996. He moved to New York University in September 1996, where he is currently a professor of neural science, mathematics, data science and psychology. He received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant in 1996, a Sloan Research Fellowship in 1998 and became an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 2000. Professor Simoncelli is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. His research interests span a wide range of topics in the representation and analysis of visual images and sounds in both machine and biological vision systems. In addition to his role as scientific director, Simoncelli remains an Investigator with the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain.