Dr Colin Campbell
Department of Engineering Mathematics,
Room 4.10, Merchant Venturer's Building,
University of Bristol,
Bristol BS8 1UB,
Tel: +44 (0)117-33-15620
Fax: +44 (0)117-954-5208 (attn: Colin Campbell (EMAT))
I gained a First Class Honours degree in Physics from
Imperial College, London and a Doctorate from the Department of
Mathematics, King's College, London. I am currently a
Reader in the Merchant Venturer's
School of Engineering, University of Bristol.
For research purposes our group is a component part of the
Laboratory at the University of Bristol. For teaching purposes
I am associated with the
Department of Engineering Mathematics.
My research interests are machine learning, including probabilistic graphical
models and kernel-based methods, algorithm design and the applications
of machine learning techniques in bioinformatics, particularly
medical bioinformatics. Our research is currently funded by the generous
support of the EPSRC,
the Medical Research Council,
and PASCAL2 .
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Publications by Research Theme:
Learning with Support Vector Machines
by Colin Campbell and Yiming Ying (Morgan and Claypool, 2011).
This is a concise introduction to Support Vector Machines and kernel-based learning. It is available as an ebook
from Morgan and Claypool or as hardcopy from Amazon
or Waterstones. The
Introductory Lectures on Support Vector Machines,
at the 6th International Summer School on Pattern Recognition,
provide a shortened summary of some of the content of this book.
PhD funding for projects in our areas of interest is available
from a number of sources:
Please email Dr. Campbell directly (C.Campbell(at)bris.ac.uk) for further information.
- The EPSRC-supported Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences.
This centre supports multi-disciplinary research with 10 PhD studentships currently available
per annum. The research student has a supervisor in a mathematically or computationally
oriented discipline, such as machine learning, and a co-supervisor in a life-sciences oriented
- The MRC-supported Bristol Centre for Systems Biomedicine (BCSBmed)
with 5 studentships available per annum. This initiative supports PhD projects in bioinformatics
and cancer informatics in addition to other research topics.
- Departmental Training Awards (DTAs).
- In addition there are further Bristol university scholarships for
both UK/EU candidates
(non-UK and non-EU) candidates.
- Occasionally we also have EPSRC project studentships which are open to nationals
of any country and are linked to a specific project.
For very well qualified candidates we support applications for Fellowships.
Previous Group Members:
Dr. Yiming Ying is now Assistant Professor
at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. Dr. Kaizhu Huang is now Associate
Professor at the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
UK-based academic staff who are alumni of the group include Prof. Nello
Cristianini (University of Bristol), Dr. Simon Rogers (University
of Glasgow) and Prof. Stephen Coombes (University of Nottingham).
Various talks on kernel-based learning.
Past Workshops organised:
Cancer Bioinformatics Workshop, Cambridge, 2-4 September, 2010
Several NIPS Workshops on
machine learning and
My Facebook page;
My Erdos number is 3; I was a
student of Peter West so my mathematical genealogy is here.