Dr. Edward L. Keller received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1961 and served as a U.S. naval officer from 1961-1965. He received the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1971. In 1971 Dr. Keller came to the Bay Area to join UC Berkeley's EECS Department. In 1994 he retired from Berkeley as an Emeritus Professor and became SKERI's Associate Director.
At SKERI, Dr. Keller's research focused on how the brain converts sensory inputs into appropriate signals to generate motor behavior. Specifically, using the saccadic system as a model, most of his research involved uncovering the structural and functional organization of the nervous system responsible for carrying out spatiotemporal transformations.