Yasser Roudi is a professor at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy, and has also worked at University College London, UK; the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (NORDITA), Sweden; and the Institute for Advanced Study, New Jersey. His research interests include statistical physics of disordered systems, theory of neural computation, and statistical inference. In 2015, he was awarded the Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientist Prize for his contributions to statistical physics and information processing. His most recent work focuses on understanding efficient data processing in the undersampled regime and on the role of nonlinearities in neural information processing.