Microsoft Research director elected as Fellow of Britain’s Royal Society

Laurent Giret

Chris Bishop, director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, is one of the 50 distinguished scientists that have just been elected to Britain’s Royal Society, Microsoft announced today. A recognized expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning, Bishop joined the European arm of Microsoft’s research organization in 1997 and was later promoted as lab director in 2015.

“I am totally delighted. It’s a pinnacle of my career,” said Bishop, adding that his election “reflects the emergence of machine learning as the most transformational technology in computing.” The scientist already won multiple awards and honours over the past 10 years, and he’s also an elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Bishop worked on worked on various machine learning use cases including healthcare and signal processing, and he has already been working with the Royal Society on public engagement activities. “I look forward to continuing and extending this involvement,” Bishop said today. You can learn more about his background and recent work on Microsoft’s official blog.