About Me

We need to talk about Alex.

Academically

I’m a first-year PhD student at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, in Machine Learning with applications to healthcare and medicine.

I’m a part of the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligince for Medicine (ML-AIM) group supervised by Professor Mihaela van der Schaar in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP).

Additionally I’m co-supervised by Danielle Belgrave at Microsoft Research through their PhD Scholarship program with which I am funded.

Previously I completed the Cambridge MPhil in Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence and the BSc in Statistics program at UCL.

For my specific research interests please see here.

(Maybe) Interestingly

Like many who arrive at Cambridge, I’ve been sucked into the cult of rowing and currently I’m the Novices Captain of the Wolfson College Boat Club, giving me the enviable task of training the next generation of Wolfson rowers during a pandemic.

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Lent Bumps 2020. Only finished -3 so not a complete failure.

Previous to taking up rowing, I trained in Krav Maga to the point of being a trainee-instructor. Learning an effective form of self-defence as well as the experience of teaching it pushed me well outside of my comfort zone and to its credit made me far more confident and outgoing.

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Knife disarm - now time for some knees to the face.

I’m loosely involved in the Effective Altruism movement, having helped run the society at UCL in my last couple years. Conveniently their focus on safe AI aligns neatly with my research focus.