Department of Engineering Science
Dr Wood is lecturer in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. Prior to his appointment at Oxford he was an assistant professor of statistics at Columbia University where he taught machine learning at the graduate level. He holds PhD and MS degrees in computer science from Brown and a BS in the same from Cornell.
Dr Wood does fundamental machine learning research with application to problems as diverse as brain computer interfacing, general purpose lossless compression, image retrieval, novel viewpoint synthesis, robot learning from demonstration, medical record classification, sporting event outcome prediction, and more. He focusses on computational aspects of life-long learning using general purpose probabilistic models and application specific methodologies of interest to a wide variety of consumers. Dr Wood holds six patents and is an accomplished entrepreneur. He has served as area chair or on the senior program committee multiple times for the NIPS, ICML, AISTATS, and IJCAI conferences. He has reviewed for journals as diverse as IEEE PAMI, Royal Statistical Society, JMLR, Neuroscience Methods, IEEE Biomedical Engineering, and Statistics and Computing. Dr Wood is supported by DARPA, BP, Google, and Xerox.
In 2016 Dr Wood was awarded an inaugural Fellowship at the Alan Turing Institute.