Joshua Tenenbaum is the Paul E. Newton career development professor of cognitive science and computation in the department of brain and cognitive sciences and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1999, and after a brief postdoc with the MIT AI lab, he joined the Stanford University faculty as assistant professor of psychology and (by courtesy) computer science. He returned to MIT as a faculty member in 2002. He currently serves as associate editor of the journal Cognitive Science, and he has been active on the program committees of the Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) and Cognitive Science Society (CogSci) conferences. In 2019, he was named a MacArthur fellow.