Chris Bishop is a world-renowned expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning. He is currently a distinguished scientist and director of Microsoft Research Cambridge. Chris Bishop was now elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Chris is an elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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After a PhD in quantum field theory, Chris worked on the physics of magnetically confined plasmas as part of the European fusion programme. From there he moved into the field of machine learning, which seeks to create intelligent systems by allowing computers to learn from data and from experience. Chris is the author of two leading machine learning text books: Neural Networks for Pattern Recognition (1995) and Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (2006). He has also worked on a broad range of applications of machine learning in domains ranging from signal processing to healthcare. Chris is a keen advocate of public engagement in science, and regularly gives talks and demonstrations to general audiences.