Sean Hill



In unit
BMI - Administration
Phone +41 21 69 39678, +41 21 69 37660
Postal addressEPFL ENT-R BBP GR-HILL
Campus Biotech
Bâtiment B1
Ch. des Mines 9
CH-1202 Genève
OfficeB1 3 282.040
In unit
Hill Group

Brief biography

Sean Hill is co-Director of Blue Brain, a Swiss national brain initiative, where he leads the Neuroinformatics division, based at the Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland. He also directs the Laboratory for the Neural Basis of Brain States at the École Poly­tech­nique Fédérale de Lau­sanne (EPFL). Dr. Hill served as the Executive Director (2011-2013) and Scientific Director (2014-2016) of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Hill has extensive experience in building and simulating large-scale models of brain circuitry and has also supervised and led research efforts exploring the principles underlying the structure and dynamics of neocortical and thalamocortical microcircuitry. He currently serves in management and advisory roles on several large-scale clinical informatics initiatives around the world. After completing his Ph.D. in computational neuroscience at the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, Dr. Hill held postdoctoral positions at The Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, California and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, then joined the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center where he served as the Project Manager for Computational Neuroscience at Blue Brain until his appointment at the EPFL.

Sean Hill

Fields of Expertise

  • Large-scale simulation, neuroinformatics, microcircuitry, neocortex, thalamus, connectome, sleep, wakefulness, integrated information, brain atlases, TMS, EEG