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Defence & Security at Turing

Professor Mark Briers - Turing Programme Director for Defence & Security

An Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence seminar
Date16 July 2019
Time13:30 to 14:30
PlaceLSI Seminar Room A

Professor Briers will provide an overview of the Defence & Security programme at Turing, the partners, current research activities (ranging from security in the cloud, scalable MCMC, to Arabic sentiment analysis), and ways to get involved. There will be an opportunity for tea, coffee and networking after the talk.

Professor Briers is Programme Director for The Alan Turing Institute's Defence and Security partnership and Professor of Cyber Security and AI at Cranfield University. Prior to joining Turing, Mark worked in the defence and security sector for over 16 years, directing research programmes in the area of statistical data analysis, and leading large teams to drive impactful research outputs. He completed his PhD in 2007 at Cambridge University where he developed Sequential Monte Carlo based techniques for state-space filtering and smoothing.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, where he teaches methodological techniques for use in a Big Data environment and conducts research into statistical methods for cyber security, and he is a Council Member at the Royal Statistical Society. He is an Industrial Fellow alumnus of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Mark is a co-investigator on the EPSRC funded programme grant Computational Statistical Inference for Engineering and Security.


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