Machine Learning Research Group
University of Sheffield

The Machine Learning group at the University of Sheffield aims to develop algorithms which automatically learn to recognize complex patterns in data, and use these to make intelligent decisions. We have gained an international reputation for research into the development of machine learning techniques and their application to a diverse range of modelling tasks. Our group has established the Open Data Science Initiative and is active in promoting reproducibility of research via good Software Engineering principles.

Our research covers three general areas, with examples:

  1. Learning Algorithms
    • Dimensionality Reduction
    • Probabilistic Modelling
    • Optimisation
    • Statistical Learning
  2. Applications
    • Personalised Health
    • Computational Biology
    • Computational Neuroscience
  3. Ethics of AI
    • Data Legislation
    • Responsible Innovation

We also host the Machine Learning Seminar Series. Details of past and future speakers are available here.

Core Members
Prof Eleni Vasilaki (Head of Group) Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Neural Engineering
Prof Neil Lawrence (currently at Amazon Research) Professor of Computational Biology and Machine Learning
Dr Amanda Sharkey Senior Lecturer
Dr Mauricio Alvarez Lecturer
Dr Haiping Lu Lecturer
Dr Mike Croucher Senior Research Software Engineer
Affiliated Members
Prof Thomas Hain Speech and Hearing Group
Dr Andreas Vlachos Natural Language Processing Group

Machine Learning Research Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
Regent Court
211 Portobello
Sheffield, S1 4DP

Tel: +44 (0)114 222 1800
Fax: +44 (0)114 222 1810