Kenneth Miller is professor of neuroscience and co-director of the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience and Swartz Program in Theoretical Neuroscience at Columbia University. He received an M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford University, doing his Ph.D. research in the lab of Michael Stryker at the University of California, San Francisco. After postdocs at UCSF and Caltech, he joined the UCSF faculty as assistant professor in the Deptartment of Physiology and the Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience in 1993, becoming associate and full professor and serving as co-director of the UCSF Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neuroscience. He moved to Columbia in 2004.
His research uses theoretical methods to understand neural circuits and their function and development. He focuses on understanding the circuits of sensory areas of cerebral cortex, with particular focus on primary visual cortex as one of the best-studied model systems.