Professor Stephen Roberts has a first degree in Physics and a DPhil in machine learning. He was faculty at Imperial College, London prior to his appointment in Oxford in 1999.
He currently co-leads the Machine Learning Research Group, is a Professorial Fellow of Somerville College, founding Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous, Intelligent Machines and Systems (AIMS) and Director of the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance.
Stephen's main area of research lies in machine learning approaches to data analysis. He has particular interests in the development of machine learning theory for problems in time series analysis and decision theory.
His current research applies Bayesian statistics, graphical models and information theory to diverse problem domains including astronomy, mathematical biology, finance and sensor networks.