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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).
From 2010 to 2020, Prof Flach was 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. He is a founding board member and current President of the European Association for Data Science.
Prof Flach's research has been funded by EPSRC, MRC, TSB and the EU, among others. He is currently leading the Machine Learning work package in the SPHERE Next Steps project funded by EPSRC, and Director of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Interactive Artificial Intelligence.
My main expertise is in data-driven computational methods such as machine learning and data science, and in human-centred artificial intelligence which combines data-driven and knowledge-driven approach to AI with human-AI interaction and responsible AI.
- Machine Learning
- Data Science
- Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence
Beta calibration: a well-founded and easily implemented improvement on logistic calibration for binary classifiersKull, M., De Menezes E Silva Filho, T. & Flach, P., 1 Apr 2017, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS 2017). Journal of Machine Learning Research, 9 p. (JMLR Workshop and Conference Proceedings; vol. 54).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)Open AccessFile281 Downloads (Pure)
Price, S. & Flach, P., 1 Mar 2017, In: Communications of the ACM. 60, 3, p. 70-79 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile46 Citations (Scopus)428 Downloads (Pure)
Perello-Nieto, M., Filho, T. M. S., Kull, M. & Flach, P., Mar 2017, 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2016): Proceedings of a meeting held 12-15 December 2016, Barcelona, Spain. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 1143-1148 6 p. 7837963. (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM)).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)Open AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)454 Downloads (Pure)
SPHERE house scripted dataset: A multi-sensor dataset with annotated activities of daily living recorded in a residential setting
Twomey, N. (Creator), Song, H. (Creator), Camplani, M. (Creator), Hannuna, S. L. (Creator), Zhu, N. (Creator), Woznowski, P. (Creator), Perello Nieto, M. (Creator), Tonkin, E. L. (Creator), Flach, P. A. (Creator) & Craddock, I. J. (Data Manager), University of Bristol, 17 Dec 2020
Twomey, N. (Creator), Diethe, T. (Creator), Craddock, I. J. (Contributor), Woznowski, P. (Contributor), Kull, M. (Contributor), Song, H. (Contributor), Camplani, M. (Contributor), Hannuna, S. L. (Contributor), Zhu, N. (Contributor), Flach, P. A. (Contributor), Fafoutis, X. (Contributor) & Holley, A. (Data Manager), University of Bristol, 1 Mar 2016