David Chalmers

Co Dir
NYU Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness

David studied mathematics at the University of Adelaide from 1983 to 1986 and at the University of Oxford in 1987-88. He switched to Indiana University in 1989, where he obtained a Ph.D. in 1993 in Philosophy and Cognitive Science, working in Doug Hofstadter's Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition. He spent 1993-95 as a McDonnell Fellow in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, and 1995-98 in the Department of Philosophy at UC Santa Cruz. From 1999-2004 David was in the Department of Philosophy and the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona. He moved to ANU in August 2004. From 2009-2014 he spent one semester per year at New York University, moving full-time in September 2014 (keeping a 20% appointment at ANU).