Emery Brown is the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at MIT, where he is also an investigator in The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. He is also the Warren M Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School, and a practicing anaesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Emery is an anaesthesiologist-statistician whose experimental research has made important contributions towards understanding the neuroscience of how anaesthetics act in the brain to create the states of general anaesthesia. In his statistics research, he has developed signal processing algorithms to solve important data analysis challenges in neuroscience. His research has been featured on National Public Radio, in Scientific American, Technology Review, the New York Times and in TEDMED 2014.
He received his bachelor's (magna cum laude) in applied mathematics from Harvard College, his master's and his PhD in statistics from Harvard University and his doctorate of medicine (magna cum laude) from Harvard Medical School.