The School of Informatics and the University of Edinburgh has a long and prestigious history in both Artificial Intelligence and Computer Systems. It has a concentration of research across AI applications such as natural language, vision, robotics, and medicine. This CDT will be strongly collaborative, bringing people together across the whole ML-Systems Stack. We expect each student to have a supervisor from the more ML side and a supervisor from the more Systems side (potentially with other supervisors).


The CDT Directors are all potential supervisors on the CDT.


The CDT Manager coordinates the CDT as a whole.


A more comprehensive list of people who are potential supervisors is listed here, under a variety of categories. This is by no means exhaustive. If you are not sure of the right supervisor for you, it is possible to apply without naming a supervisor. If you have discussed things with a potential supervisor, then please make that clear in your application. Some projects will be done with CDT Partners. They are also listed below.

Computer Systems and Hardware for ML

  • Luo Mai
  • Michael O’Boyle
  • Ajitha Rajan
  • Paul Patras
  • Mahesh Marina
  • Bjoern Franke
  • Amir Shaikha
  • Antonio Barbalace
  • Michio Honda
  • Nigel Topham
  • Murray Cole
  • Jianyi Cheng
  • Jackson Woodruff

ML Methods, Architectures and Deployment

  • Amos Storkey
  • Iain Murray
  • Antonio Vergari
  • Henry Gouk
  • Michael Gutmann
  • Hakan Bilen
  • Oisin Mac Aodha
  • Laura Sevilla
  • Elliot Crowley
  • Timothy Hospedales
  • Nikolay Malkin
  • Changjian Li

Programming Languages and Database for ML

  • Gordon Plotkin
  • Jane Hillston
  • Phil Wadler
  • Rob Vab Glabbeek
  • Ohad Kammar
  • James Cheney
  • Elizabeth Polgreen
  • Leonid Libkin
  • Yang Cao
  • Wenfei Fan

Trustworthiness, Ethics, Safety, Security and Privacy

  • Ram Ramamoorthy
  • Adriana Sejfia
  • Jingjie Li
  • Aggelos Kiayias
  • Markulf Kohlweiss
  • Susan Lechelt
  • Chris Heunen
  • David Aspinall
  • Tiejun Ma
  • Tariq Elahi

Natural Language Processing and Speech Systems

  • Mirella Lapata
  • Ivan Titov
  • Simon King
  • Peter Bell
  • Mark Steedman
  • Edoardo M. Ponti
  • Pasquale Minervini

Autonomous and Multi-Agent ML Systems

  • Michael Rovatsos
  • Barbara Webb
  • Sethu Vijayakumar
  • Stefano Albrecht

Industry Partners

  • 3 Finery
  • Actual Analytics
  • AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)
  • ARM Ltd
  • BlackRock
  • Cisco Systems Inc
  • Codeplay Software Ltd
  • Graphcore
  • Huawei Technologies R&D (UK)
  • Keysight Technologies UK Ltd
  • Lightspeed Studios
  • Level E Ltd
  • NEC Europe Ltd
  • Oxford Wave Research Ltd
  • Pharmatics Ltd
  • QuiX Quantum B.V.
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Synopsys (UK)
  • The Data Lab
  • Ubotica