Nikolaus Kriegeskorte is a computational neuroscientist who studies how our brains enable us to see and understand the world around us. He received his PhD in cognitive neuroscience from Maastricht University, held postdoctoral positions at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research at the University of Minnesota and the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, and was a program leader at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Kriegeskorte is a professor at Columbia University, affiliated with the Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience. He is a principal investigator and director of cognitive imaging at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute. Dr. Kriegeskorte is a co-founder of the Cognitive Computational Neuroscience conference, which had its inaugural meeting in September 2017 at Columbia University.