Dr. Nicholas Spitzer


Professor Nicholas Spitzer joined the University of California at San Diego Neurobiology faculty in 1972 and has been the recipient of a Sloan Fellowship, a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Dr. Spitzer is editor-in-chief of BrainFacts.org, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences and director of the UCSD Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind.

Dr. Jeffrey Krichmar

Cognitive Scientist

Professor Jeff Kirchmar is currently a professor in the Department of Cognitive Sciences and the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kirchmar’s research interests include neurorobotics, embodied cognition, biologically plausible models of learning and memory, and the effect of neural architecture on neural function.

Dr. Gert Cauwenberghs


Professor Gert Cauwenberghs pioneered the design and implementation of highly energy efficient, massively parallel microchips that emulate the function and structure of adaptive neural circuits in silicon. Embedded mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in these silicon microcircuits model the adaptive intelligence of biological nervous systems interacting with variable and unpredictable environments, and assist in optimizing the energy efficiency and noise robustness of nanoscale circuit components implementing the neural functions.

Dr Adam Osseiran

PhD, Technical Advisor

Mr. Osseiran joined the Board in September 2015.  Adam has been involved with BrainChip since 2012, providing advice and assistance on several aspects of technology, applications and commercial opportunities. Adam is the co-founder and a director of Termite Monitoring and Protection Solutions Pty Ltd, founded in 2013, to exploit the unique Wireless Smart Probe acoustic termite detection technology, operating in the US$15B global pest control market. He is also Senior Technical Advisor to Mulpin (MRL) Ltd which has developed a new patented concept of embedding electronic components within a multi-layered printed circuit board. Adam is the co-founder of Innovate Australia, established to promote and assist Australian innovators and encourage innovation and was the President of the Inventors Association of Australia from 2013-2014. Adam holds a Ph.D. in microelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France and a M.Sc. and B.Sc. from the University of Joseph Fourier in Grenoble. Adam is currently Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia