Jeremy Freeman received a B.A. in neuroscience with high honors from Swarthmore College in 2008 and a Ph.D. in neural science from New York University in 2012. In 2013, he became a junior fellow at Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, and in 2014, he was promoted to a group leader at Janelia.
Freeman’s research uses computation to understand the brain. He works at the intersection of computation, data science and neuroscience, developing analytical and statistical approaches to understanding neural data and collaborating closely with experimentalists to develop and test computationally driven hypotheses. A recent emphasis is using new technologies for distributed computing and interactive visualization to process, analyze and understand large-scale neural recordings, and developing and sharing open-source tools for that purpose. He is a contributor to open-source software, in particular the Apache Spark project, and is helping to develop an online course for large-scale machine-learning pipelines. Along with several research publications, he is an editor of the forthcoming book The Future of the Brain: Essays by the World’s Leading Neuroscientists.