Nigel Shadbolt

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt is one of the UK’s foremost computer scientists. He is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and was one of the originators of the interdisciplinary field of Web Science. He is Principal of Jesus College Oxford and a Professor of Computing Science at the University of Oxford. He is chairman of the Open Data Institute which he co-founded with Sir Tim Berners-Lee. With Sir Tim, he has worked with successive governments overseeing Open Data releases across the public sector. He was knighted in 2013 for ‘services to science and engineering’. At Oxford he has centred his research in human centred AI in a wide range of applications. Most recently he was asked to lead the setting up of the Oxford Institute of Ethics in AI.  With over 500 publications, he has researched and published on topics ranging from cognitive psychology to computational neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence to Web Science. In 2018 he published The Digital Ape: how to live (in peace) with smart machines, described as a ‘landmark book’.  He is a Fellow of The Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the British Computer Society.