Elected: 2011
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Mark Girolami
Honorary Professor in Statistics, University College London
Mark Girolami was elected to the Sir Kirby Laing Professorship of Civil Engineering (1965) within the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge where he also holds the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Data Centric Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge Professor Girolami held the Chair of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London.
The research of Professor Girolami lies at the intersection of the Statistical, Mathematical, and Computing Sciences, where he has made contributions to the development of Bayesian Statistics, Machine Learning and applications in the Engineering and Natural Sciences.
He was one of the original founding Executive Directors of the Alan Turing Institute after which he was appointed as Programme Director at Turing, where he established and built the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Programme on Data Centric Engineering. In October 2021 he was appointed as the first Chief Scientist at the Alan Turing Institute.
He delivered the IMS Medallion Lecture at the Joint Statistical Meeting 2017, and the Bernoulli Society Forum Lecture at the European Meeting of Statisticians 2017. In 2020 Professor Girolami delivered the BCS and IET Turing Talk in London, Manchester, and Belfast.