R. Levy received his Bachelor of Arts from Princeton (Molecular Biology) and Ph.D. from New York University (Cell Biology), where he also completed a clerkship in clinical psychiatry. He then spent a decade at the NYU Center for Neural Science, focusing increasingly on computational aspects of sensory processing in the cerebral cortex. In 2014 he received an MFA in Studio Art at the City College of New York, CUNY. His present work encompasses electromechanical sculpture, installation, and photography, and draws inspiration from systems neuroscience, abnormal psychology, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems theory. Levy has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, and has published in several peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Neuroscience and PLoS Computational Biology. He lives and works in New York City.