Dr Steven Niederer received his undergraduate degree in Engineering at the University of Auckland in New Zealand before starting a master’s at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute in 2004. He went on to receive a DPhil in computer science from the University of Oxford in 2009, where he developed a detailed biophysical model of the rat heart. At the end of his DPhil he was awarded a research fellowship from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to translate this work into humans. In 2010, he was appointed as a lecturer at King’s College London (KCL). He is currently a Professor at KCL and holds a European Research Council consolidator award. His research group focuses on developing image processing, modelling and simulation and data science approaches for guiding procedures and developing drugs and devices. The combination of engineering, clinical and industrial research drives the translational focus of the group.