Mauricio A Álvarez Website

Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning
Department of Computer Science
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, UK

Member of the Machine Learning Group at Sheffield

Research Assistants and Students


About me

I am interested in machine learning in general, its interplay with mathematics and statistics and its applications. In particular, my research interests include probabilistic models, kernel methods, and stochastic processes. I work on the development of new probabilistic models and their application in different engineering and scientific areas that include Neuroscience, Neural Engineering, Systems biology, and Humanoid Robotics.


Available PhD Positions

There are two PhD positions in my group:

We are looking for candidates with a strong mathematical and computational background. For informal enquiries, you can email me at: myfirstname dot myfirstsurname at sheffield dot ac dot uk.

New preprints and publications

Accepted paper at AISTATS 2020, Black-box Inference for Non-linear Latent Force Models, with Wil Ward, Tom Ryder and Dennis Prangle.

New preprint, A Fully Natural Gradient Scheme for Improving Inference of the Heterogeneous Multi-Output Gaussian Process Model with Juan-José Giraldo.

New preprint, Continual Multi-task Gaussian Processes, with Pablo Moreno-Muñoz and Antonio Artés-Rodríguez.

Other publications