Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Professor of Science and Professor of Computer Science., Professor of Computer Science


Dr. Serre is a Professor of Cognitive Linguistic & Psychological Sciences and Computer Science. He received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from MIT in 2006 and an MSc in EECS from Télécom Bretagne (France) in 2000. His research seeks to understand the neural computations supporting visual perception and it has been featured on the BBC and other news articles (The Economist, New Scientist, Scientific American, Technology Review, Slashdot, etc). Dr. Serre is the Faculty Director of the Center for Computation and Visualization and the Associate Director of the Center for Computational Brain Science. He is an affiliate of the Carney Institute for Brain Science and the Data Science Institute at Brown University. He also holds an International Chair in AI within the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute (France). Dr. Serre has been serving as an area chair and a senior program committee member for top-tier machine learning and computer vision conferences including AAAI, CVPR, ICML, ICLR, and NeurIPS. He also serves as an editor for the journals eLife and PLOS computational biology. He was the recipient of an NSF Early Career Award and DARPA’s Young Faculty Award and Director’s Award. Together with his team, he was awarded the 2021 PAMI Helmholtz Prize and the 2022 PAMI Mark Everingham Prize for their work on human action recognition.

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