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Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

The Inference Group.

David MacKay's group works on machine learning and information theory. Current projects involve neural networks, automated Go playing, the design of record-breaking error-correcting codes and quantum error-correcting codes, and the construction of human-computer interfaces that make use of adaptive language models.

News - last updated May 2013

  • From October 1st 2009 to 2014, David MacKay works 4 days per week as Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • On 29th March 2013, David MacKay was appointed Regius Professor of Engineering, and officially moved on from the Cavendish Laboratory, where he's worked since January 1992, to the Information Engineering divisionof the Engineering Department (CUED).
  • This inference group website will hopefully be preserved but will be mothballed and superceded by new websites at CUED.
  • Researchers who would like to work with David MacKay on whole-system energy modelling are encouraged to look at the jobs being advertised by Julian Allwood.
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    Cavendish Lab Other departments
    Faculty David MacKay
    Alan Blackwell
    Zoubin Ghahramani
    Per Ola Kristensson
    Patrick Welche
    Alan Lawrence
    Emli-Mari Nel
    John Winn
    Keith Vertanen
    Christian Steinruecken
    Philip Sterne
    Carl Scheffler
    Philipp Hennig
    Tamara Broderick
    Ryan Adams
    Oliver Stegle
    Hanna Wallach
    David Stern
    Phil Cowans
    Miriam Backens

    Will Zou
    See also the Former Members' page


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    DIMPY: Physical quantities in python and Sage


    John Skilling's BayeSys

    music access for the disabled
    bayesimage BayesImage by Venkat Ramesh


    Teaching by David, Steve, and Sanjoy


    Inference wiki | Internal wiki | Dasher Wiki

    We enjoy collaborations with Cambridge Centre for Energy Studies, the Computational and Biological Learning Lab, CUED, TCM, Cavendish Astrophysics, Microsoft Research, and the Rainbow group.

    The Inference Group is supported by the Gatsby Foundation
    and by a partnership award from IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
    David J.C. MacKay
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