Lecture: What is Machine Learning?

Neil Lawrence is a Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Sheffield, and Co-host of Talking Machines. He currently manages a team at Amazon in Machine Learning.

For some public interest articles you can have a look at my Guardian contributor page, these articles are also normally reposted on my blog which contains other articles which tend to be more targeted at the machine learning and related communities.

For listening about machine learning check the Talking Machines Podcast.

At Sheffield I used to lead the ML@SITraN group. The group’s research interests were in probabilistic models with applications in computational biology and personalized health.

You might be interested in

  • Data Readiness Levels an effort to unify the language around data status for improved management of the data science process.

  • Data Science Africa a yearly workshop and summer school on Data Science held in collaboration with Makerere University, UN Global Pulse, Dedan Kemathi University and the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology.

  • the Open Data Science Initiative an approach to data science designed to address societal needs.

Part of open data science involves education. We are active in education including

See the links above for more information about my research, teaching or software, as well as contact details and latest news.