Jeff Orchard received degrees in applied mathematics from the University of Waterloo (BMath) and the University of British Columbia (MSc), and received his PhD in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University in 2003. Since then, he has been a faculty member in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. His main research focus is on computational neuroscience and artificial intelligence, using mathematical models and computer simulations of neural networks to understand how the brain works. He has also published research papers in image processing, medical imaging, and graphics.