Alan Peters is the principal architect of Neocortex. He’s also an associate professor of electrical engineering at Vanderbilt University where he supervises research on a humanoid robot, ISAC, in the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory. He has over fifty publications and has secured research funding in excess of $4 million. Well regarded among his peers in robotics, he has been a member of the NASA Robonaut research team which includes scientists from USC, MIT, and UMass. Peters’ image processing lectures have been downloaded by over 100,000 engineers worldwide. His academic work has been in four different areas: signal and image processing, mathematical morphology, electromagnetic scattering, and sensory-guided robotics.