Chris Bishop is a Distinguished Scientist and the Laboratory Director at Microsoft Research Cambridge. He is also Professor of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh, and a Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge. In 2004, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, in 2007 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and in 2017 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Chris obtained a BA in Physics from Oxford, and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Edinburgh, with a thesis on quantum field theory. He then joined Culham Laboratory where he worked on the theory of magnetically confined plasmas as part of the European controlled fusion programme.
From there, he developed an interest in pattern recognition, and became Head of the Applied Neurocomputing Centre at AEA Technology. He was subsequently elected to a Chair in the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Aston University, where he led the Neural Computing Research Group. Chris then took a sabbatical during which time he was principal organiser of the six month international research programme on Neural Networks and Machine Learning at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, which ran in 1997.
After completion of the Newton Institute programme Chris joined the Microsoft Research Laboratory in Cambridge.
The Study Team for Early Life Asthma Research (STELAR) consortium ‘Asthma e-lab’: team science bringing data, methods and investigators togetherAdnan Custovic, John Ainsworth , Hasan Arshad , Christopher Bishop, Iain Buchan, Paul Cullinan , Graham Devereux , John Henderson , John Holloway , Graham Roberts , Steve Turner , Ashley Woodcock , Angela Simpson , in Thorax, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, March 24, 2015,
Students, Teachers, Exams and MOOCs: Predicting and Optimizing Attainment in Web-Based Education Using a Probabilistic Graphical ModelBar Shalem, John Guiver, Christopher Bishop, Yoram Bachrach, ECML/PKDD, September 1, 2014,
Changing how Earth System Modelling is done to provide more useful information for decision making, science and societyMatthew Smith, Paul I. Palmer, Drew Purves, Mark Vanderwel, Vassily Lyutsarev, Ben Calderhead, Lucas Joppa, Christopher Bishop, Stephen Emmott, in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, American Meteorological Society, February 1, 2014,
Multiple Atopy Phenotypes and Their Associations with Asthma: Similar Findings From Two Birth CohortsN. Lazic, G. Roberts, A. Custovic, D. Belgrave, Christopher Bishop, John Winn, J.A. Curtin, S. Hasan Arshad, A. Simpson, in Allergy, June 1, 2013,
Structural Expectation Propagation (SEP): Bayesian structure learning for networks with latent variablesNevena Lazic, Christopher Bishop, John Winn, in Proceedings Sixteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AIStats), AISTATS, January 1, 2013,
Bayesian Machine Learning Approaches for Longitudinal Latent Class Modelling to Define Wheezing Phenotypes to Elucidate Genetic and Environmental PredispositionDanielle Belgrave, Angela Simpson, Iain Buchan, Adnan Custovic, Christopher Bishop, Methods and models for Latent Variables Conference, Naples. Quaderni di Statistica, January 1, 2012,
A Comparison of Bayesian and Frequentist Methods for Identifying Markers of Susceptibility to AsthmaDanielle Belgrave, Christopher Bishop, Adnan Custovic, Angela Simpson, Aida Semic-Jusufagic, Andrew Pickles, Iain Buchan, in Proceedings of the International Workshop of Statistical Modelling, Valencia, January 1, 2011,
Discussion of `Bayesian Treed Generalized Linear Models’ by H. A. Chipman, E. I. George and R. E. McCullochChristopher Bishop, in Proceedings Seventh Valencia International Meeting on Bayesian Statistics, Oxford University Press, January 1, 2002,
July 10, 2015
Christopher Bishop, Eric Horvitz, Fei Fei Li, Josh Tenenbaum, Michael L. Littman, and Oren Etzioni
Microsoft Research, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Stanford University, Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
February 13, 2015
Jennifer Chayes, P. Anandan, Rico Malvar, Sriram Rajamani, Christopher Bishop, Victor Bahl, Raj Reddy, Ed Lazowska, and Chandu Thekkath
Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Washington
February 13, 2015
Jennifer Chayes, P. Anandan, Rico Malvar, Sriram Rajamani, Christopher Bishop, and Victor Bahl
September 26, 2013
August 26, 2013
August 26, 2013
August 26, 2013
April 23, 2013
March 7, 2013
Chris Bishop and Chris Cashman
October 5, 2012
December 7, 2010
Microsoft Research Cambridge
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
This leading textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the fields of pattern recognition and machine learning. It is aimed at advanced undergraduates or first-year PhD students, as well as researchers and practitioners. No previous knowledge of pattern recognition or machine learning concepts is assumed. This is the first machine learning textbook to include a comprehensive coverage of recent developments such as probabilistic graphical models and deterministic inference methods, and to emphasize a modern Bayesian perspective. It is suitable for courses on machine learning, statistics, computer science, signal processing, computer vision, data mining, and bioinformatics. This hard cover book has 738 pages in full colour, and there are 431 graded exercises (with solutions available below). Extensive support is provided for course instructors.
To view inside this book go to Amazon.
Support for course tutors
- A complete set of solutions to all exercises, including non-WWW exercises is available to course tutors from Springer.
- Slides for Chapter 1 (Introduction) in PDF, PowerPoint, and PowerPoint 2007 formats.
- Slides for Chapter 2 (Probability Distributions) in PDF, PowerPoint, and PowerPoint 2007 formats.
- Slides for Chapter 3 (Linear Models for Regression) in PDF, PowerPoint, and PowerPoint 2007
- Slides for Chapter 8 (Graphical Models) in PDF, PowerPoint, and PowerPoint 2007 formats.
- Contents list and sample chapter (Chapter 8: Graphical Models) in PDF format.
- Solutions manual for the www exercises in PDF format (version: 8 September, 2009).
- Complete set of Figures in JPEG, PNG, PDF and EPS formats, see below.
- A PDF file of errata. There are three versions of this. To determine which one to download, look at the bottom of the page opposite the dedication photograph in your copy of the book. If it says “corrected …2009” then download Version 3. If it says “corrected …2007” then download Version 2. Otherwise download Version 1.
- The book has been translated into Japanese in two volumes. Volume 1 contains chapters 1-5 plus the appendices, while Volume 2 contains chapters 6-14. Support for the Japanese edition is available from here.
- A third party Matlab implementation of many of the algorithms in the book. I’ve not tried this myself and cannot comment on the quality.
Below are all of the figures from Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (except for the photographs in Figures 4.8 and A.4). Copyright in these figures is owned by Christopher M. Bishop. Permission is hereby given to download and reproduce the figures for non-commercial purposes including education and research, provided the source of the figures is acknowledged.
I am very grateful to Markus Svensén who has prepared these figures.
The figures are available in JPG, PNG, PDF and EPS formats. Please note that many of the EPS figures have been created using MetaPost, which give them special properties, as described below.
All figures are available in single zipped folders, one for each format.
The EPS figures
Many of the EPS figures have been created using MetaPost. These figures, which are marked (MP) in the table below, are suitable for inclusion in LaTeX documents that are ultimately rendered as postscript documents (or PDF documents produced from postscript, e.g., using Ghostscript or Acrobat Distiller). However, they are not suitable for inclusion in other types of documents, nor can they be viewed on screen using postscript screen viewers such as Ghostview; this usually also affects DVI screen viewers.
Almost all other EPS figures have been produced using Matlab. Several of these contains LaTeX fonts and this confuses postscript screen viewers such as Ghostview, to which the EPS figure appears to be missing its bounding box. However, these figures will still display on screen and the bounding box will be picked up correctly when these figures are used in LaTeX.