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Professor Zoubin Ghahramani

Deputy Academic Director, Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge

Biography

Zoubin Ghahramani FRS is Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he leads the Machine Learning Group, and Chief Scientist at Uber, where he directs Uber AI Labs.  He is also Deputy Academic Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, and Fellow of St John's College. He was a founding Cambridge Director of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science. He studied computer science and cognitive science at the University of Pennsylvania, obtained his PhD from MIT in 1995, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. His academic career includes concurrent appointments as one of the founding members of the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit in London, and as a faculty member of CMU's Machine Learning Department for over 10 years.  His current research interests include statistical machine learning, explainable and robust AI, scalable inference, probabilistic programming, and building an automatic statistician. He has published over 250 research papers, and has held a number of leadership roles as programme and general chair of the top international conferences in machine learning including: AISTATS (2005), ICML (2007, 2011), and NIPS (2013, 2014). In 2015 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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