Christopher Bishop

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Chris Bishop
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Born Christopher Michael Bishop
(1959-04-07) April 7, 1959 (age 62)[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. 1.0 1.1 BISHOP, Prof. Christopher Michael. Who's Who. 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (subscription required)
  2. Christopher Bishop at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. Lawrence, Neil (2001). Variational inference in probabilistic models (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Christmas Lectures 2008 - Hi-tech Trek by Christopher Bishop".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Microsoft Research Cambridge".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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