Christopher Bishop

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Chris Bishop
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Born Christopher Michael Bishop
(1959-04-07) April 7, 1959 (age 56)[1]
Residence Cambridge, UK
Fields Machine learning
Neural networks
Pattern recognition
Natural language processing
Alma mater
Thesis The semi-classical technique in field theory: some applications (1983)
Doctoral advisor David Wallace
Peter Higgs[2]
Doctoral students Neil Lawrence[3]
Known for Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (2008)[4]
Notable awards

Christopher Michael Bishop (born 7 April 1959) FREng, FRSE, is the Laboratory Director at Microsoft Research Cambridge and professor of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh and a Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge.[6]


Chris obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from St Catherine's College, Oxford, and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Edinburgh, with a thesis on quantum field theory. [1][6]


  1. ^ a b BISHOP, Prof. Christopher Michael. Who's Who 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ Christopher Bishop at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ Lawrence, Neil (2001). Variational inference in probabilistic models (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ "Christmas Lectures 2008 - Hi-tech Trek by Christopher Bishop". 
  5. ^ Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
  6. ^ a b "Microsoft Research Cambridge". 

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