Sean Hill


Dr. Sean Hill is the inaugural Director of the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics at CAMH. Prior to this, he was co-Director of Blue Brain, a Swiss brain initiative, where he led the Neuroinformatics division, based at the Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland.

After completing his PhD in computational neuroscience at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland, Dr. Hill held postdoctoral positions at The Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, California, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He subsequently joined the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he served as the Project Manager for Computational Neuroscience at Blue Brain until his appointment as Director of the Laboratory for the Neural Basis of Brain States at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Dr. Hill also 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.

Research Interests

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.