Professor Patrick J. Wolfe

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Professor Wolfe​ holds chairs in statistics and computer science at University College London, where he specialises in the mathematical foundations of data science.

A Royal Society Research Fellow and EPSRC Established Career Fellow in the Mathematical Sciences, he is Executive Director of UCL’s Big Data Institute and its Centre for Data Science.

He has played a leading role in establishing the Alan Turing Institute and in shaping its priorities through an extensive programme of engagement with a diverse range of experts and stakeholders. 

A past recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House, he has provided expert advice on applications of data science to policy, societal and commercial challenges including to the UK and US governments and to a range of public and private bodies. 

He serves on the editorial boards of the Proceedings of the Royal Society A (Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences) and the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B (Statistical Methodology), and most recently was an organiser and Simons Foundation Fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute’s 2016 programme on Theoretical Foundations for Statistical Network Analysis.