Zoubin Ghahramani is Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he leads a group of about 30 researchers.
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 focuses on nonparametric Bayesian modelling and statistical machine learning. He has also worked on applications to bioinformatics, econometrics, and a variety of large-scale data modelling problems.
He has published over 200 papers, receiving 25,000 citations (an h-index of 68). His work has been funded by grants and donations from EPSRC, DARPA, Microsoft, Google, Infosys, Facebook, Amazon, FX Concepts and a number of other industrial partners.
In 2013, he received a $750,000 Google Award for research on building the Automatic Statistician.
He serves on the advisory boards of Opera Solutions and Microsoft Research Cambridge, on the Steering Committee of the Cambridge Big Data Initiative, and in a number of leadership roles as programme and general chair of the leading international conferences in machine learning: AISTATS (2005), ICML (2007, 2011), and NIPS (2013, 2014).
email: zoubin – at – eng.cam.ac.uk