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Professor Ian Nabney

Professor Ian Nabney

Professor Ian Nabney
BA (Oxon.), MASt(Cantab.), PhD (Cantab.)

Head of School
Professor and Head of SCEEM School of Engineering

Area of research

System Analytics

Office 3.19 MVB
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5468

Research summary

My research spans both the theory and applications of neural networks and other pattern recognition techniques, with a special focus on data visualisation and probabilistic modelling. Much of my work is inspired, directly or indirectly, by industrial problems in bioinformatics, biosignal processing, condition monitoring, remote sensing and financial forecasting. I have put my experience of software engineering to good use through developing the Netlab toolbox for neural networks and related pattern analysis techniques: this has now been downloaded more than 48,000 times and the accompanying book has 1300 citations. At Bristol, I am a member of the Intelligent Systems ...

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I joined the University of Bristol as Head of School in October 2017.

After studying mathematics for a BA at Oxford, I moved to Cambridge to do my PhD, which was in abstract algebra. I then spent five years with Logica (a UK software house) at their R&D lab, where I developed a wide range of neural network applications and also worked in formal methods. 

I joined Aston University as a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics in 1995.  In my 22 years there I took on a wide range of different positions. In my last year, I was the Acting ...

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