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 Girolami is an academic statistician who was elected to the Sir Kirby Laing Professorship of Civil Engineering (1965) within the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge where he also holds the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Data Centric Engineering. Girolami takes up the Sir Kirby Laing Chair upon the retirement of Professor Lord Robert Mair. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge Professor Girolami held the Chair of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. 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