The Alan Tayler Lecture 2018

The Alan Tayler Lecture 2018

St Catherine’s College is delighted that the 2018 Alan Tayler Lecture will be delivered by Professor Christopher Bishop FRS, titled ‘The Mathematics behind the AI Revolution’ on Monday, 19 November.

Professor Bishop is Laboratory Director at Microsoft Research Cambridge and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh. He is an expert in the field of machine learning, which seeks to create intelligent systems by allowing computers to learn from data and from experience. He has worked on a broad range of applications of machine learning, from signal processing to healthcare, and is a keen advocate of public engagement in science.

The Alan Tayler Lecture is given each year in memory of Alan Tayler, founding Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics. St Catz has a long tradition in applied and industrial Mathematics, and has hosted a series of lectures on Mathematics and its applications since 1986. In 1995, the series was renamed in memory of Alan Tayler, the first Fellow in Applied Mathematics to be appointed at St Catz, in tribute to his efforts and achievements in this field. This lecture series is generously sponsored by The Smith Institute.

The lecture will take place in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine’s College at 5pm, doors open 4.45pm. Tea will be served in the lecture theatre foyer from 4.15pm and a drinks reception will follow.

This is a public lecture and all are welcome. The event is free, and we look forward to seeing you there. If you have any queries, please contact masters.office@stcatz.ox.ac.uk.