Scott Novich


Current Positions:

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer – NeoSensory, Inc. – NeoSensory develops devices to expand perception.

“Goon” – DEF CON – Helping with the Arts & Entertainment team at the world’s largest hacker conference, mostly curating the annual soundtrack CD.

Co-Founder, Organizer – DEF CON BioHacking Village

Past Positions:

Department Leader (Arts & Entertainment) – DEF CON

President & Founder –

Composer – Muti Music


PhD – Neuroengineering – Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rice University & Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine (Advisor: David Eagleman) – January 2016

Master of Science – Electrical & Computer Engineering – Rice University (2010)

Bachelor of Science – Electrical & Computer Engineering – Rice University (2008)


Novich SD, Eagleman DM (2015). How many bits per second can be passed through the skin using vibration?: Toward full audio-tactile sensory substitution.

Parsons B, Novich SD, Eagleman DM (2013). Motor-sensory recalibration modulates perceived simultaneity of cross-modal events. Frontiers in Psychology. 4:46. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00046

Novich SD, Cheng S, Eagleman DM (2011). Is synesthesia one condition or many? A large-scale analysis reveals subgroups. Journal of Neuropsychology. 5:353-371.


NIH-funded Keck Fellowship in Theoretical & Computational Neuroscience (2012-2013)