James DiCarlo is the Peter De Florez Professor of Neuroscience, head of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and McGovern Institute for Brain Research Investigator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1998, and did his postdoctoral training in primate visual neurophysiology at Baylor College of Medicine. He joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty in 2002. He is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, and a McKnight Scholar in Neuroscience. The research goal of Dr. DiCarlo’s group is a computational understanding of the brain mechanisms that underlie object recognition.