Personal webpage: Colin Campbell

Contact details:
Room 2.6, Ada Lovelace Building,
University of Bristol,
Bristol BS8 1TW,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)117-33-15620

Brief Biography:

I gained a First Class Honours degree in (Mathematical) Physics from Imperial College, London and a Doctorate from the Department of Mathematics, King's College, London, under the supervision of Prof. Peter West FRS. 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 Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Bristol. For teaching purposes I am associated with the Department of Engineering Mathematics. My research interests are in artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning. Within this discipline, interests include probabilistic graphical models and kernel-based methods, algorithm design and the applications of machine learning techniques in bioinformatics, particularly medical bioinformatics.

Research News:

A blog giving an informal outline of some current research themes we are pursuing.

PhD Opportunities:

PhD funding for projects in our areas of interest is available from a number of sources:

  • Departmental Training Awards (DTAs).
  • In addition there are further Bristol university scholarships for both UK/EU candidates and overseas (non-UK and non-EU) candidates.
  • China Scholarship Council awards.
  • Occasionally we also have other PhD studentships which are open to nationals of any country and are linked to a specific project.
  • Please email Dr. Campbell directly (C.Campbell(at) for further information.

    Postdoctoral Opportunities:

    For very well qualified candidates we support applications for Fellowship awards from a variety of research sponsors. Aside from Research Council supported Fellowships, exceptionally talented researchers would be eligible for the university's Vice Chancellor's Fellowships.

    Previous Group Members:

    Michael Ferlaino has moved to the Data Science Institute, University of Oxford. Yiming Ying is now Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, State University of New York at Albany. 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 Nello Cristianini, Professor at the University of Bristol, Simon Rogers (University of Glasgow) and Stephen Coombes, Professor at the University of Nottingham.

    Video lectures:

  • Various talks on kernel-based learning.
  • Past Workshops organised:

  • Cancer Bioinformatics Workshop, Cambridge.
  • Several NIPS Workshops on machine learning and bioinformatics.