Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Brain Corp.
Dr. Eugene Izhikevich is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Brain Corp. Known for his contributions to the theory of spiking networks, in 2005 Dr. Izhikevich implemented the world’s largest thalamo-cortical model. It simulated one hundred billion neurons and one quadrillion synapses – the same number as the human brain. In addition, Dr. Izhikevich was a senior fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology at the San Diego-based Neurosciences Institute and is the founder of Scholarpedia, a free, peer-reviewed encyclopedia.
Brain Corp is a San Diego-based software company specializing in the development of intelligent, autonomous systems that automate commercial equipment.
The company was co-founded in 2009 by world-renowned computational neuroscientist, Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, and serial tech entrepreneur, Dr. Allen Gruber, to focus on Artificial Intelligence and robotics development. Brain Corp’s initial work involved advanced R&D for Qualcomm Inc., and DARPA. The company is now focused on developing advanced machine learning and computer vision systems for the next generation of self-driving vehicles.
Dr. Izhikevich’s innovative research has attracted a team of accomplished scientists, engineers and innovators from all over the world to help him realize his vision.
Brain Corp is funded by Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of mobile technology leader, Qualcomm Inc. Board members include Dr. Izhikevich, Dr. Gruber, Mr. Quinn Lee, Vice President & Global Head of Qualcomm Ventures, Mr. Harvey White, co-founder of Qualcomm Inc., and Steve Altman, a nationally recognized business leader.