Ila Fiete is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and the founding director of the Center for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience at UT Austin. Fiete uses computational and theoretical approaches to understand the nature of distributed coding, error correction, and dynamical mechanisms that underlie representation and computation in the brain. A recent focus is on questions at the nexus of information and dynamics in neural systems, to understand how coding and statistics fundamentally constrain dynamics, and vice-versa. Ila Fiete obtained her Ph.D. at Harvard under the guidance of Sebastian Seung at MIT. Her postdoctoral work was at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara, and at Caltech, where she was a Broad Fellow. Ila Fiete is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar, a fellow in the Center for Learning and Memory and Center for Perceptual Systems at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Simons Investigator as part of the SCGB.