About Me

I am an Associate Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Oxford Computer Science department, and head of the Oxford Applied and Theoretical Machine Learning Group (OATML). I am also the Tutorial Fellow in Computer Science at Christ Church, Oxford, and Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science.
PhD/DPhil applicants for Oxford: Please follow the instructions on the admissions website.
Postdoc applicants: If you have a strong track record (either coming from machine learning or other fields) and would like to do a postdoc in machine learning, please email me.

Prior to my move to Oxford I was a Research Fellow in Computer Science at St Catharine's College at the University of Cambridge. I obtained my PhD from the Cambridge machine learning group, working with Prof Zoubin Ghahramani and funded by the Google Europe Doctoral Fellowship. Prior to that I studied at Oxford Computer Science department for a Master's degree under the supervision of Prof Phil Blunsom. Before my MSc I worked as a software engineer for 3 years at IDesia Biometrics developing code and UI for mobile platforms, and did my undergraduate in mathematics and computer science at the Open University in Israel.

News

New research group!

30/10/2018

We've started a general ML research group in Oxford CS: Oxford Applied and Theoretical Machine Learning Group (OATML).

Updated papers online

01/07/2018

Publications page has been updated with 12 new papers [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 ]. Lots of new work with collaborators and students!

New NIPS papers and Second Bayesian Deep Learning workshop

28/09/2017

Publications page has been updated with three new NIPS papers [1, 2, 3]. We're also organising the Second Bayesian Deep Learning workshop at NIPS 2017.

Teaching Machine Learning at NASA

04/06/2017

I will again teach machine learning at the NASA Frontier Development Lab this summer, helping NASA make use of AI for the space program.

Research interests

Fields I have published work in include Bayesian deep learning • deep learning • approximate Bayesian inference • Gaussian processes • Bayesian modelling • Bayesian non-parametrics • scalable MCMC • generative modelling.
With applications including AI safety • ML interpretability • reinforcement learning • active learning • natural language processing • computer vision • medical analysis.

Broadly speaking, my interests lie in the fields of linguistics, applied maths, and computer science. Most of my work is motivated by problems found at the intersections of these fields, with an arching theme of research being understanding empirically developed machine learning techniques.

A list of publications is available here.

Curriculum vitae

My Résumé is available here.

Contact me

Email

yarin@cs.ox.ac.uk

Post

Computer Science Department
University of Oxford
Oxford, OX1 3QD
United Kingdom