Nello Cristianini

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Nello Cristianini (born 1968) is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bristol, a recipient of the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and a current holder of a European Research Council Advanced Grant.

Cristianini holds a degree in Physics from the University of Trieste, a Master in Computational Intelligence from the University of London and a PhD from the University of Bristol. Previously he has been an Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis. His research contributions encompass the fields of machine learning, artificial intelligence and bioinformatics. Particularly, his work has focused on statistical analysis of learning algorithms, to its application to support vector machines, kernel methods and other algorithms. Cristianini is the co-author of two widely known books in machine learning, An Introduction to Support Vector Machines and Kernel Methods for Pattern Analysis and a book in bioinformatics "Introduction to Computational Genomics".

Recent research has focused on the evolution on gene families in mammals, the automatic detection of reporting bias in media content, and the development of a unified framework for pattern analysis algorithms.

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