van der Schaar Lab

Prof. Mihaela van der Schaar

Mihaela van der Schaar is the John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute in London, and a Chancellor’s Professor at UCLA.

Mihaela was elected IEEE Fellow in 2009. She has received numerous awards, including the Oon Prize on Preventative Medicine from the University of Cambridge (2018), a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2004), 3 IBM Faculty Awards, the IBM Exploratory Stream Analytics Innovation Award, the Philips Make a Difference Award and several best paper awards, including the IEEE Darlington Award.

Mihaela’s work has also led to 35 USA patents (many widely cited and adopted in standards) and 45+ contributions to international standards for which she received 3 International ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Awards.

In 2019, she was identified by National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts as the most-cited female AI researcher in the UK. She was also elected as a 2019 “Star in Computer Networking and Communications” by N²Women. Her research expertise span signal and image processing, communication networks, network science, multimedia, game theory, distributed systems, machine learning and AI.

Mihaela’s current research focus is on machine learning, AI and operations research for healthcare and medicine.

Career to date (summary)

2018 – present

University of Cambridge

John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine

2018 – present
2018 – present

The Alan Turing Institute

Fellow

2018 – present
2016 – 2018

University of Oxford

MAN Professor, Department of Engineering Sciences

2016 – 2018
2005 – present

UCLA

Chancellor’s Professor
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Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
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Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department
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Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department

2005 – present
2003 – 2005

UC Davis

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

2003 – 2005
1998 – 2003

Philips Research

Senior Research Staff, Wireless Communication and Networking Department
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Research scientist

1998 – 2003
1992 – 2001

Eindhoven University of Technology

Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
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BSc. and MSc. (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

1992 – 2001