Shaul Druckmann received a bachelor of science degree in physics and the Amirim honors program in the humanities from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He then received his Ph.D. in computational neuroscience in the interdisciplinary center for neural computation in Jerusalem. In 2010, he started his postdoctoral research at the Janelia Farm Research Campus, and in 2013, he became a lab head at Janelia. His research focuses on understanding the relationship between neural population dynamics and, on the one hand, the underlying structure of a circuit, and on the other, the information processing performed by the circuit. He combines approaches from nonlinear dynamics, signal processing and statistical physics to solve both theoretical and data analysis questions. He was awarded the Daniel Amit Memorial Prize in computational neuroscience for doctoral students in 2010.