About-BrainHub - Carnegie Mellon University

About BrainHub

Hub: (noun) center of activity; focal point

Understanding how the brain works is one of the biggest puzzles left for science to solve.

Answers to critical questions in neuroscience lie at a pivotal intersection between biology, cognitive psychology, computer science, statistics and engineering – areas where Carnegie Mellon University excels.

And the world has taken notice of our excellence, putting CMU at the hub of unique global partnerships in the name of brain research. 

This cross-disciplinary effort, BrainHub, is lead by a faculty executive committee consisting of: 

  • Nathan Urban, Interim Provost; Director of BrainHub; Dr. Frederick A. Schwertz Distinguished Professor of Life Sciences
  • Michael Tarr, Chair of BrainHub Executive Committee; Professor and Head, Psychology
  • Alison Barth, Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Marlene Behrmann, George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience; Co-Director, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
  • Vijayakumar Bhagavatula, Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs, College of Engineering; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Rob Kass, Professor, Statistics, Machine Learning and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
  • Tom Mitchell, E. Fredkin University Professor; Head, Machine Learning
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Centers & Departments

In addition to partnerships around the world, more than a dozen centers and departments at Carnegie Mellon are playing leading roles in this initiative: