Chris J. Maddison

Chris Maddison is a DPhil student in the Statistical Machine Learning Group in the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford supervised by Yee Whye Teh and Arnaud Doucet. He is an Open Philanthropy AI Fellow and spends two days a week as a Research Scientist at DeepMind. Chris is interested in the tools used for inference and optimization in scalable and expressive models. He aims to expand the range of such models by expanding the toolbox used to work with them. Chris received his MSc. from the University of Toronto, working with Geoffrey Hinton and Ruslan Salakhutdinov. He received a NIPS Best Paper Award in 2014, and was one of the founding members of the AlphaGo project.

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