Chris Eliasmith. Photo: NSERC
Congratulations to Chris Eliasmith on winning the prestigious John C. Polanyi Award! This award recognizes Canadian based research that has led to outstanding advances in the natural sciences or engineering. Chris is being recognized for his work in building “a computer model of the human brain that makes human-like mistakes, has human-like accuracy, and takes human-like lengths of time to process information.” More can be read about Chris’s work and award here: https://uwaterloo.ca/stories/waterloo-researchers-among-top-canada
The Governor General presented the award to Chris at Rideau Hall on February 17th.