Emery N. Brown Biography Emery N. Brown is the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at MIT; the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School; and a practicing anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. As an anesthesiologist-statistician, his experimental research has made important contributions to understanding the neurophysiology of how anesthetics act in the brain to create the states of general anesthesia, and his statistics research has developed signal processing algorithms to study dynamic processes in neuroscience. He served on President Obama’s NIH Brain Initiative Working Group, and received an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, the Jerome Sacks Award from the National Institute of Statistical Science, a Guggenheim Fellowship in Applied Mathematics, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists Excellence in Research Award. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the IEEE, the Institute for Mathematical Statistics, the AAAS, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. He is one of 21 people who are members of the National Academies of Medicine Sciences, and Engineering.