New faculty members: neuroscientist Sebastian Seung and econometrics scholar Michal Kolesár
The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of two faculty members — one full professor and one assistant professor.
Hyunjune Sebastian Seung, in computer science and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, joined the faculty on Jan. 1. He came from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he had taught since 1998.
Seung's specialty is computational neuroscience, and he is especially interested in developing computational methods for mapping complex nervous systems to understand neural networks and to search for neural causes of conditions such as schizophrenia. He previously held positions at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Seung earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees in physics at Harvard University.