David Dalrymple worked on an ambitious vision of creating a virtual organism (specifically, emulating in software the 302-neuron nervous system of the worm C. elegans). He earned bachelor's degrees in computer science and mathematics in 2005 from UMBC with honors, then spent a year working as an independent consultant in Maryland and New York before starting graduate school at MIT. After attending Singularity University in 2010, David decided to focus on neuroscience. David is a regular contributor to the EDGE annual question books.
Marblestone, A. H.**+, Zamft, B. M.+, Maguire, Y. G., Shapiro, M. G., Cybulski, T. R., Glaser, J. I., Amodei, D., Stranges, P. B., Kalhor, R., Dalrymple, D. A., Seo, D., Alon, E., Maharbiz, M. M., Carmena, J. M., Rabaey, J. M., Boyden, E. S.*, Church, G. M. *, Kording, K. P. * (2013) Physical Principles for Scalable Neural Recording, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7:137. (** corresponding author, + equal contribution, * equal contribution)