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Zoubin Ghahramani FRS is Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he leads the Machine Learning Group consisting of about 30 researchers, and Chief Scientist at Uber, where he leads Uber AI Labs. He served as the founding Cambridge Director of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for Data Science, is Deputy Academic Director of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, and a Fellow of St John's College Cambridge. He studied computer science and cognitive science at the University of Pennsylvania, obtained his PhD from MIT in 1995, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. His academic career includes concurrent appointments as one of the founding members of the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit in London, and as a faculty member of CMU's Machine Learning Department for over 10 years. His current research interests include statistical machine learning, Bayesian nonparametrics, scalable inference, probabilistic programming, and building an automatic statistician. He has published over 250 papers, receiving over 38,000 citations (an h-index of 84). His work has been funded by grants and donations from EPSRC, DARPA, Microsoft, Google, Infosys, Facebook, Amazon, FX Concepts, NTT and a number of other industrial partners. In 2013, he received a $750,000 Google Award for research on building the Automatic Statistician. He has served as advisor to Microsoft Research Cambridge, VocalIQ (acquired by Apple), Cambridge Capital Management, Echobox, Informetis, Opera Solutions, and several other companies. He has also served in a number of leadership roles as programme and general chair of the leading international conferences in machine learning: AISTATS (2005), ICML (2007, 2011), and NIPS (2013, 2014). In 2015 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and in 2016 he was named as one of the Top Ten Most Influential Scholars in Machine Learning. More information can be found at http://mlg.eng.cam.ac.uk .