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 spans 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)
University of Cambridge
John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine
The Alan Turing Institute
University of Oxford
MAN Professor, Department of Engineering Sciences
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Senior Research Staff, Wireless Communication and Networking Department
Eindhoven University of Technology
Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
BSc. and MSc. (Electrical and Computer Engineering)