Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1993
Senior Member, IEEE

Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Electrical Engineering
  Chair, Faculty Senate Research Policy Committee
  Chair, Faculty Senate Information Technology Committee
  Member, Faculty Senate Executive Committee
  Member, Program in Neuroscience, Center for Insect Science,
    Biomedical Engineering Program, Applied Mathematics Program

Office Location: Gould-Simpson 430
Office: (520) 621-6604

Prof. Higgins is the author of more than 50 publications and has been honored as a member of the 2012 and 2013 "Nifty fifty", a "Leading Edge" researcher, a da Vinci Fellow, and a visiting faculty member at a number of institutions. Prof. Higgins has received multiple teaching awards, and has been interviewed countless times for television, radio, and newspaper articles. His research involves an intersection between neuroscience (study of the brain) and electrical engineering (electronic circuits) which sometimes involves interfacing living brains with robots. You can read more in this 2012 bio from the Nifty Fifty.