Kenneth Harris, Ph.D.

University College London

Kenneth Harris received a B.A. and Part III in mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 1993 and a Ph.D. in neural computation from University College London in 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 a 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 received the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in 2005, the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2010, and an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship in 2010. In 2014, he was named a Burroughs Wellcome Trust Investigator and was named a Simons Investigator in 2014.

Current Project: International Brain Lab

Past Project: Global brain states and local cortical processing

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