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Professor David J C MacKay FRS

Title:Regius Professor of Engineering
Division:Information Engineering

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I currently work four days a week as Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Until March 2013 I was Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge [home]
David MacKay at TEDx


My research interests include reliable computation with unreliable hardware; using information theory to design better assistive technology; and sustainable energy. I have written two books, both of which are available free online: Postdoctoral researchers who would like to work with me on whole-system energy modelling are encouraged to look at the jobs being advertised by Julian Allwood.
Sustainable Energy - without the hot air Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms


16 Lectures on Information Theory, Pattern Recognition, and Neural Networks are available at
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