Chris Eliasmith received a B.A.Sc. degree in systems design engineering in 1994 and a M.A. degree in philosophy in 1995 from the University of Waterloo. He received a Ph.D. degree in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000.
From 2000-2001 he was a postdoctoral researcher with Charlie Anderson in David van Essen’s lab at Washington University Medical School. Since then he has been an assistant, associate, and full professor at the University of Waterloo. He is currently Director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience at the University of Waterloo and holds a Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Neuroscience. He has authored or coauthored two books and over 100 publications in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and engineering venues.
Professor Eliasmith holds a P.Eng designation, is associate editor for the journal Cognitive Science, and a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the Canadian Philosophical Association, and the Society for Cognitive Science.