Tel. +44 (0)1223 335443
I am currently studying for my PhD under the supervision of Chris
Bishop. My current research interest is in the field of
probablistic graphical models. Recent work has been centred on the use
of mean field theory and variants in graphical models. I have two
publications to date in this area:
Approximating posterior distributions in
belief networks using mixtures. Christopher M. Bishop, Neil
D. Lawrence, Tommi Jaakkola and Michael I. Jordan . Presented at The
Eleventh Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing
Systems, Denver, CO, December, 1997.
Mixture representations for inference and
learning in Boltzmann machines. Neil D. Lawrence, Christopher
M. Bishop and Michael I. Jordan. Presented at Fourteenth Conference
on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence Madison, Wisconsin,
July 24-26, 1998.
As well as the following technical reports.
A variational Bayesian committee of neural networks. Neil D. Lawrence and Mehdi Azzouzi. Technical Report 1999. Submitted to Neural Networks
Variational Learning for Multi-Layer Networks of Linear Threshold Units. Neil D. Lawrence. Technical Report 1999. Submitted to Neural Networks
I studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southampton,
graduating in July, 1994. I followed this by working for Schlumberger
Wireline and Testing in the southern North Sea and in Liverpool bay
until Febuary 1996. My interest in Neural Networks developed at BPS
Nico Ltd, where I worked as a Research Engineer until my entry into Aston University's Neural Computing Research Group
in October 1996. In January 1998 I moved from Aston to Cambridge where
I am currently working in the Computer Vision and
Computational Neuroscience Group.
On a personal level, I am a dual US/UK national, and have a brother
and sister-in-law living in New Jersey who I visit regularly. I also
enjoy spending time in Naples as my fiancee works at the University of
recreation I enjoy golf, tennis, rugby and swimming.
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by Neil Lawrence
Please send any comments to Neil.Lawrence@cl.cam.ac.uk