Dr. Christopher J. Rozell is an educator and researcher developing technology to enable interactions between the brain and artificial intelligence systems. The publications from his 20 years of research experience use engineering approaches to understand neural systems and leverage this knowledge to build better machines. He currently aims to develop the algorithms that allow us to interface, understand and exploit neural systems for the benefit of society, with the goal of impacting basic science, clinical medicine and the engineering of intelligent systems. The innovative applications of this work range from using stimulation to manipulate and understand neural circuit activity to building AI systems that efficiently interact with human intelligence.
Dr. Rozell is currently a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research group (Sensory Information Processing Lab -- SIPLab) has been funded by NSF, NIH, ONR, DARPA, NGA, and the James S. McDonnell Foundation. He also holds appointments on the Graduate Program Faculty in Biomedical Engineering and the Adjunct Faculty in the School of Interactive Computing. He previously held the Demetrius T. Paris Junior Professorship and was co-Director of the Georgia Tech Neural Engineering Center. He is a member of the inaugural executive council for the Emory Neuromodulation and Technology Innovation Center.
Dr. Rozell received a B.S.E. degree in Computer Engineering and a B.F.A. degree in Music (Performing Arts Technology) in 2000 from the University of Michigan. He attended graduate school at Rice University, receiving the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Following graduate school he joined the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley as a postdoctoral scholar. In 2014, Dr. Rozell was one of six international recipients of the Scholar Award in Studying Complex Systems from the James S. McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Science Initiative, as well as receiving a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and a Sigma Xi Young Faculty Research Award. In addition to his research activity, Dr. Rozell has received a number of awards recognizing excellence in teaching, including the Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award (2019), the CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2013), and the Class of 1940 Teaching Effectiveness Award (2013).