Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering, Chief Scientist, The Alan Turing Institute
Mark Girolami is a Computational Statistician having ten years experience as a Chartered Engineer within IBM. In March 2019 he was elected to the Sir Kirby Laing Professorship of Civil Engineering (1965) within the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge where he also holds the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Data Centric Engineering. Girolami took up the Sir Kirby Laing Chair upon the retirement of Professor Lord Robert Mair. Professor Girolami is a fellow of Christ’s College Cambridge.
Professor Girolami is also the Chief Scientist of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s National Institute for data science and artificial intelligence.He was one of the original founding Executive Directors of the institute, after which he was appointed as Strategic Programme Director at Turing.
Professor Girolami is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he was an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow (2007-2012), an EPSRC Established Career Research Fellow (2012-2018), and a recipient of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.
He delivered the IMS Medallion Lecture at the Joint Statistical Meeting 2017, and the Bernoulli Society Forum Lecture at the European Meeting of Statisticians 2017.