Olaf Sporns is a professor and associate Chair in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington. His main research area is theoretical and computational neuroscience, with an emphasis on network complexity, brain connectivity, and neurorobotics. He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, including the recent book Networks of the Brain, published by MIT Press. He serves on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including PLoS ONE, PLoSComputational Biology, and Neuroinformatics. Sporns has also recently been selected for a 2011-2012 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Sporns received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Rockefeller University and conducted his postdoctoral work at The Neurosciences Institute in New York and San Diego.
Sporns is a Big Think Delphi Fellow.