Edward (Ted) Gibson received a B. Sc. from Queens University (1985), an M. Phil. from Cambridge (1986) and a PhD (computational linguistics, 1991) from Carnegie Mellon University. He joined the faculty at MIT in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 1993, where he has been a full professor since 2004. He was elected a fellow of the Cognitive Science Society in 2017. Gibson’s research examines how language is processed, and how language processing constraints constrain language structure (words and sentences). In a past life, he competed for Canada at the 1981-1985 World Championships and the 1984 Olympics (7th), and for Cambridge in 1986 in the Oxford-Cambridge boat race (won by 7 lengths).