Sébastien Hélie
Governor-at-Large (2024)
Purdue University

Topics of Research: Cognitive Psychology, Mathematical and Computational Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavior

Dr. Sébastien Hélie is a Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University who serves as Director of the Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBRAL). Dr. Hélie uses computational cognitive neuroscience and neuroeconomics approaches to study automaticity, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Dr. Hélie received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in psychology from the Université de Montréal in 2001 and 2003 (respectively) and his Ph.D. in computer science from the Université du Québec À Montréal in 2007 for work on categorization, causality, skill acquisition, and computational modeling. After obtaining his degrees, Dr. Hélie was a Postdoctoral Scholar in cognitive science at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an Assistant Researcher in Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara. He is a senior member of the International Neural Networks Society (INNS) and was awarded the 2012 INNS Young Investigator Award. Dr. Hélie is also a Fellow of the Psychonomic Society.