Mark Girolami is Programme Director for the Alan Turing Institute-Lloyd’s Register Foundation Programme in Data-Centric Engineering. An internationally leading researcher in statistical sciences, Mark has had a broad career including 10 years as an engineer at IBM. He brings to the programme significant experience of developing and applying advanced statistical and computational techniques to engineering challenges. Mark joins the Institute from the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London where he holds a Chair in Statistics. He is an EPSRC Established Career Research Fellow (2012 - 2018) and previously an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow (2007 - 2012). Most recently he was awarded a £3 million research grant from EPSRC to test and improve predictive policing and tackle other challenges for future cities. In 2011 he was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh when he was also awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. In April 2018 he was appointed Lloyd’s Register Foundation / Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Data Centric Engineering