Jonathan Pillow is an assistant professor in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Psychology. Pillow grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and attended the University of Arizona in Tucson as a Flinn Scholar, where he majored in mathematics and philosophy. After a year as a Fulbright U.S. Student Fellow in Morocco studying North African literature, he attended graduate school at New York University, and received a Ph.D. in neuroscience in 2005 for research on statistical models of information processing in the early visual pathway. Pillow moved to London for a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at University College London and from 2009-2014 was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the departments of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Statistics & Data Science. Pillow’s current research sits at the border between neuroscience, statistics and statistical machine learning, focusing on computational and statistical methods for understanding how large populations of neurons transmit and process information.