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Computer Science

Peter A. Flach

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PF explains the SPHERE project

Dilbert's definition of Machine Learning

Professor of Artificial Intelligence

Intelligent Systems Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
University of Bristol
The Merchant Venturers Building, Room 3.31
Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1UB, United Kingdom

Phone: +44-117-95-45162
Fax: +44-117-95-45208
School reception: +44-117-33-15201

Email: Peter.Flach@bristol.ac.uk

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News | Watch me being animated by Aardman (and find out about the SPHERE project in the process) | Find out about my machine learning book | Read our MLj paper on ROC Curves in Cost Space | Read our JMLR paper on A Unified View of Performance Metrics | Find out about our new rAUC metric | Try out our risk of bias assessment tool for use in systematic reviews | Find out about Precision-Recall-Gain curves as presented at NIPS 2015 |

Short bio

Peter Flach has been Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bristol since 2003. An internationally leading researcher in the areas of mining highly structured data and the evaluation and improvement of machine learning models using ROC analysis, he has also published on the logic and philosophy of machine learning, and on the combination of logic and probability. He is author of Simply Logical: Intelligent Reasoning by Example (John Wiley, 1994) and Machine Learning: the Art and Science of Algorithms that Make Sense of Data (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Prof Flach is the Editor-in-Chief of the Machine Learning journal, one of the two top journals in the field that has been published for over 25 years by Kluwer and now Springer. He was Programme Co-Chair of the 1999 International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming, the 2001 European Conference on Machine Learning, the 2009 ACM Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, and the 2012 European Conference on Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases in Bristol.

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  • Member of EPSRC College
  • Local coordinator of KDnet (now ended)
  • Administrative coordinator of ILPnet2 (now ended)
  • Local coordinator of MLnet 2 (now ended)

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