David Chalmers is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and director of the Centre for Consciousness at ANU, and Professor of Philosophy and co-director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness at NYU. He studied mathematics at the University of Adelaide from 1983 to 1986 and at the University of Oxford in 1987-88 and obtained a PhD in 1993 in Philosophy and Cognitive Science, working in Douglas Hofstadter's Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition. He was a McDonnell Fellow in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, and worked in the Department of Philosophy at UC Santa Cruz as well as in the Department of Philosophy and the Center for Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona before he moved to ANU in August 2004. Chalmers is especially interested in consciousness, but also in a wide range of other issues in the philosophy of mind and language, metaphysics and epistemology, and the foundations of cognitive science. Recent publications include Constructing the World (Oxford University Press, 2012). For more information, visit his website.