Dr. Richard E. Turner is a Reader in Machine Learning at the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge. His research fuses probabilistic machine learning and deep learning to develop robust, data-efficient, flexible and automated learning systems. Richard helps lead Cambridge’s renowned Machine Learning Group, the Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence MPhil, the Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for Environmental Risk, and the Cambridge Big Data Strategic Initiative. He studied for his PhD at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at UCL and spent his Postdoctoral Fellowship at New York University in the Laboratory for Computational Vision. He has been awarded the Cambridge Students' Union Teaching Award for Lecturing and his work has featured on BBC Radio 5 Live’s The Naked Scientist, BBC World Service’s Click and in Wired Magazine.