Elected: 2021
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Christopher Williams
Chair of Machine Learning, University of Edinburgh
Professor Chris Williams joined the University of Edinburgh in 1998, and has been Chair of Machine Learning there since 2005. His research interests are in machine learning and computer vision, areas of Artificial Intelligence. He has worked on new models for understanding time-series and images, and for finding structure in data. The book Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning (MIT Press, 2006, co-authored with Carl Rasmussen) won the 2009 DeGroot Prize of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis.