Dr. Gabriel A. Silva is a Professor of Bioengineering and Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego. He holds a Jacobs Family Scholar in Engineering Endowed Chair, and is the Founding Director of the Center for Engineered Natural Intelligence, and Associate Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind. He is an affiliated faculty member in the Department of NanoEngineering, and a faculty member in the Neurosciences Graduate Program, Computational Neurobiology Program, and Institute for Neural Computation. Previously, he served as Vice Chair of the Department of Bioengineering, Prof. Silva received an Hon.B.Sc. in human physiology and a B.Sc. in biophysics from the University of Toronto, Canada, an M.Sc. in neuroscience also from the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. in bioengineering and neurophysiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001. He did a postdoc Northwestern University, and started as faculty at UC San Diego in 2003.