Bruno Olshausen received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Computation and Neural Systems from the California Institute of Technology. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Cornell University, and in the Center for Biological and Computational Learning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1996-2005 he was Assistant and subsequently Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at UC Davis. Since 2005 he has been at UC Berkeley where he is currently Professor of Neuroscience and Optometry and Director of the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience. Olshausen’s research focuses on understanding the information-processing strategies employed by the visual system for tasks such as object recognition and scene analysis.