Chris Bishop named new Director of Microsoft Research Cambridge

Today, Microsoft announced Chris Bishop is the new director of Microsoft Research at Cambridge, the European branch of Microsoft’s research group. Bishop, who earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Edinburgh, was previously the deputy managing director of Microsoft Research at Cambridge’s lab. He has spent a great deal of his career working on artificial intelligence and machine learning at Aston University in Birmingham, UK and the Isaac Newtown Institute for Mathematical Studies in Cambridge. It was when he was running a six-month program on machine learning and neural networks at the Isaac Newton Institute that he was first approached to join Microsoft Research Cambridge. Speaking on his new position, Bishop says it will allow him to do what he likes best: “to learn about different areas…


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