Professor Mark Girolami

Honorary Professor in Statistics

DepartmentStatistical Science
InterestsStatistical Methodology, Computational Statistics, Machine Learning, Cycling
Emailgirolami (append
Phone+44(0)20 7679 1861

About Mark

Mark Girolami is Professor of Statistics in the Department of Statistical Science. He also holds a professorial post in the Department of Computer Science at UCL and is Director of the Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML), a large multi-faculty centre of world leading research excellence in statistical science, statistical learning theory, and statistical machine learning.

His research, and that of his group, addresses the theory, methodology and application of Computational Statistics and has very strong multidisciplinary interactions with the life, clinical, physical and engineering sciences. He has an H-index of 35 and currently holds over £3M in research funding from EPSRC, BBSRC, CRUK, EU FP7.

Prior to joining UCL Mark held a Chair in Computing and Inferential Science at the University of Glasgow. He is currently an Associate Editor for J. R. Statist. Soc. C, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Statistics & Computing, and Area Editor for Pattern Recognition Letters. He is a member of the Research Section of the Royal Statistical Society.

In his copious spare time he enjoys cycling to exhaustion, fine dining in Michelin starred restaurants, enjoying the occasional Cuban cigar, and looking after his feline friends.

  • 2012 - 2017. Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
  • 2012 - 2017. EPSRC Established Career Research Fellowship
  • 2011. Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE)
  • 2009. Pioneer Award by the International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
  • 2007 - 2012. EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship
  • 2007. Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellowship (declined)