Dr. Turner is a Professor of Machine Learning in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge. Dr. Turner is Course Director of the Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence MPhil programme. He was Co-Director of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in the Application of Artificial Intelligence to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER CDT) and he spent two years at Microsoft Research as a visiting researcher.
Over the last two years his work has been presented in oral presentations at top machine learning conferences including AAAI, AIStats, ICLR, ICML and NeurIPS and he has given keynote lectures and tutorials at the Machine Learning and Signal Processing Summer School, the International Conference on Machine Learning, Optimization & Data Science, and the Machine Learning Summer School. He has been the lead supervisor for 13 PhD students (6 now graduated) and three RAs. He has received over £5M of industrial funding from Microsoft, Toyota, Google, DeepMind, Amazon, and Improbable and over £9M of funding from the EPSRC. Dr. Turner is on the Steering Committee for the Cambridge Centre for Data Driven Discovery (C2D3). He has been awarded the Cambridge Students' Union Teaching Award for Lecturing. His work has featured on BBC Radio 5 Live’s The Naked Scientist, BBC World Service’s Click and in Wired Magazine.
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