Zoubin Ghahramani PhD ' 95
Chief Research Scientist
- University of Cambridge - Professor of Information Engineering
Other Affiliations : University of Pennsylvania ' 90
Zoubin Ghahramani studied computer science and cognitive science at the University of Pennsylvania and received the PhD degree from MIT in 1995. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. He is a professor of information engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he leads the Machine Learning Group. 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 more than 10 years. He has published more than 200 papers, receiving 27,000 citations (an h-index of 73). His current research interests include statistical machine learning, Bayesian nonparametrics, scalable inference, probabilistic programming, and building an automatic statistician. He has held a number of leadership roles as a programme and general chair of the leading international conferences in machine learning: AISTATS (2005), ICML (2007, 2011), and NIPS (2013, 2014). In 2015 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. (Based on document published on 18 August 2015).