Kenneth Harris received a B.A. and Part III in mathematics from the University of Cambridge (1993) and a Ph.D. in neural computation from University College London (1998). He then moved to Rutgers University for postdoctoral work, where he continued on to open a laboratory studying neuronal population activity in the neocortex. He next moved to Imperial College London and finally to University College London, where he is professor of quantitative neuroscience. Together with Matteo Carandini, he co-directs the Cortical Processing Laboratory. The aim of the laboratory is to understand the computations performed by neuronal populations in the visual system, the underlying neural circuits and the way these computations lead to perceptual decisions. Current research efforts focus on how cortical populations integrate sensory information with information from within the brain. Harris is an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (2005), Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder (2010), EPSRC Leadership Fellow (2010), Burroughs Wellcome Trust Investigator (2012) and Simons Investigator (2014).