Kevin Murphy (Google)
Biography: Kevin Patrick Murphy was born in Ireland, grew up in England (BA from Cambridge), and went to graduate school in the USA (MEng from U. Penn, PhD from UC Berkeley, Postdoc at MIT). In 2004, he became a professor of computer science and statistics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. In 2011, he went to Google in Mountain View, California for his sabbatical. In 2012, he converted to a full-time research scientist position at Google. Dr. Murphy is the author of the textbook entitled "Machine Learning: a Probabilistic Perspective" (MIT Press, 2012).