Dr Sean B Holden
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

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Latest News

Apparently, I have an Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath Number, and it's 10.

I am a member of the Programme Committee for the 11th International Conference on Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Systems (HAIS16).

Cambridge University Press publish videos, in which assorted academics dispense advice. You can find some of mine here.

I am a member of the Programme Committee for the First Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Theorem Proving.

I am a member of the Programme Committee for the 5th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM) 2016.

New paper Learning from heterogeneous data sources: an application in spatial proteomics posted on bioRxiv.

I'll be drumming and speaking about AI at the TEDx event in Leamington Spa this November 21st 2015.

I am on the Editorial Board for Artificial Intelligence Review.

I reviewed the TV series Humans for Front Row on BBC Radio 4.

Talking on the subject of why we won't be getting human-level AI any time soon on the Computerphile YouTube channel.

Here is a link to an article I contributed to in The Register.

Here is a link to an article I contributed to for ShortList on the subject of driverless cars.

Spoke at the Pint of Science Festival in Cambridge during the Future of Things event.

I was Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Marshall McLuhan Symposium at Trinity Hall College, Cambridge.

Spoke to the World Economic Forum Innovation & Entrepreneuring meeting at Churchill College Cambridge.

New paper: Kiran K. Rachuri, Theus Hossmann, Cecilia Mascolo and Sean B. Holden. Beyond Location Check-ins: Exploring Physical and Soft Sensing to Augment Social Check-in Apps. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom) 2015, pages 123-130.

Assorted older news is archived here.

About me

My brief Biography and my Contact Details.


Detailed information on my Research Interests, and a list of my Publications

A collection of open source Software that has been produced as part of my research.

Some notes on Applying to do a PhD in Machine Learning.

Some further information on Machine Learning in Cambridge and on Neuroscience in Cambridge.

Assorted other research related Things.


Part 1a undergraduates at Trinity (and anyone I'm also supervising in 1a at Peterhouse) should read the timetable for supervision work, and carefully note the fact that solution notes are evil.

Information on my University Teaching and some suggestions for Part II Projects.

Other stuff

Some information on Appearances in the Media and on Other Things That I Do.