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GOBNILP software for exact Bayesian network learning

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Artificial Intelligence at York

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Topics for prospective PhD students

My main research interests are in machine learning, probabilistic graphical models and discrete optimisation using integer programming. I also work on statistical relational learning and, occasionally, philosophy of probability. Here are some possible topics for a PhD. Let me know if you're interested!

To undertake research in these areas it is necessary to have a strong mathematical background. Unfortunately, I have no specific funding available to support graduate students. Our department does award funded research studentships on a competitive basis.




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Personal history

2001-  Senior Lecturer in the Artificial Intelligence Group University of York
Oct 1997-2001 Lecturer in the Artificial Intelligence Group University of York
Feb 1996-Sept 1997 Researcher on the ILP2 project University of Oxford
1994-1995 Researcher on the ISSAFE project Glasgow Caledonian University
1991-1993 Researcher on the RUBS project King's College London
1990 Researcher on a stepwise refinement project University of Oxford
1986-1989 PhD student in Philosophy of Science King's College London
1983-1986 BSc student in Mathematics University of Warwick

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Address Dept of Computer Science and York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis, Room 326, The Hub, Deramore Lane, University of York, York, YO10 5GE, UK
Direct phone +44 1904 325371
Fax +44 1904 500159
firstname.lastname AT cs DOT york DOT ac DOT uk

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