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Michael A Osborne

Associate Fellow


Michael A Osborne (DPhil Oxon) is the Dyson Associate Professor in Machine Learning in the Department of Engineering Science, a co-director of the Oxford Martin programme on Technology and Employment, and a Faculty Member of the Oxford-Man Institute for Quantitative Finance, all at the University of Oxford. Within machine learning, he has published on active learning, Gaussian processes, Bayesian optimisation and Bayesian quadrature, and is a co-founder of the emerging field of probabilistic numerics. His algorithms have been applied within fields as diverse as astrostatistics, technological forecasting, ornithology, and sensor networks. Dr Osborne’s work has attracted broad and sustained media coverage from BBC Newsnight, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Guardian, the New York Times and the Independent, amongst other venues.

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