Peter Bartlett

Peter Bartlett is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and the Department of Statistics at the University of California at Berkeley, Director of the Foundations of Data Science Institute, Director of the Collaboration on the Theoretical Foundations of Deep Learning, and Head of Google Research Australia. His research interests include machine learning and statistical learning theory. He is the co-author, with Martin Anthony, of the book Neural Network Learning: Theoretical Foundations. He has served as an associate editor of the journals Bernoulli, Mathematics of Operations Research, the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, the Journal of Machine Learning Research, the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Machine Learning, and Mathematics of Control Signals and Systems, and as program committee co-chair for COLT and NeurIPS. He has consulted to a number of organizations, including Google, General Electric, Telstra, SAC Capital Advisors, and Sentient. From 2017 to 2022, he served as Associate Director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley. He has been a Professor in Mathematical Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology (2011-2017), a Miller Institute Visiting Research Professor in Statistics and Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley (Fall 2001), a fellow, senior fellow, and professor in the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering at the Australian National University's Institute for Advanced Studies (1993-2003), an honorary professor at the University of Queensland and a visiting professor at the University of Paris. He was awarded the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year in Australia in 2001, and was chosen as an Institute of Mathematical Statistics Medallion Lecturer in 2008, an IMS Fellow and Australian Laureate Fellow in 2011, and a Fellow of the ACM in 2018. He was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 2015.