Nando de Freitas
Nando de Freitas is a computer science professor at Oxford University. He is also a Linacre College Fellow in Oxford. De Freitas is known as a body in the fields of machine learning, especially in the subfields of neural networking, Bayesian inference and optimization of Bayesian and deep learning.
Born in Zimbabwe, De Freitas. He studied his bachelor’s and MSc at Witwatersrand University and completed a PhD at Trinity College, Cambridge. From 2001 he was a professor at the University of British Columbia, in 2013 he joined the Department of Computer Science at Oxford University and worked for DeepMind of Google.
De Freitas has been recognized by the following awards for his contributions to machine learning:
Best Paper Award at the International Machine Learning Conference
Best Paper Award at the International Learning Conference
Google Research Faculty Award
Distinguished Paper Award for Artificial Intelligence at the International Joint Conference
Charles A. McDowell Award for Research Excellence
Young Researcher Award for Mathematics of Information and Complex Systems