- Researcher, Microsoft Research (2017—present)
- Affiliated lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge (2018—present)
- Honorary lecturer, UCL Interaction Centre, University College London (2022—present)
- Member, University of Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) (2015—present)
- Member, Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) (formerly the Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative) (2014—present)
- I serve on the awards committee for the Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (2018, 2020—present). From 2024, I am the chair of the awards committee.
- I was a Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge (2017—2019)
- I served on the selection committee for the Darwin College Microsoft Research Fellowships in 2018 and 2019.
- I was a Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society (2014—2018)
- I served on the executive committee of the Cambridge University LGBT campaign as Computing Officer in 2010-2011.
- I served on the executive committee of the Cambridge University Scientific Society (SciSoc) as Director for Information Technology in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.
Policy & outreach
- October 2023: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Ben Henshall (Deputy Director, Data Science and AI, Number 10) to discuss how large language models (LLMs) and other AI technologies can be used to support the delivery and design of government services and policy.
- September 2023: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Isabelle De Pauw (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology) to discuss regulatory agility for mitigating harms and promoting equality of benefits from generative AI.
- March 2023: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Dr Francesca Gauntlett (Head of Research, Evidence and Dissemination in Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), BEIS) to discuss the role of AI in regulating online marketplaces for consumer safety, and methods for countering misinformation.
- March 2023: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Luke Godwin (Senior Policy Adviser, Financial Stability, HM Treasury) to discuss the impact of AI on the UK finance sector, and methods for countering misinformation.
- June 2022: I gave a policy meeting with Ben Douglass-Smith (Assistant Director for Services and Digital Trade Strategy, Department for International Trade) and Damian Allinson (trade official for HM Government, Department for International Trade) to discuss the UK's digital trade strategy, in particular how it can support the government's ambitions with regards to levelling-up and climate change.
- May 2022: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Calum Handforth (Advisor, UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Development) to discuss strategies for provision and the appropriate purview of digital public goods and infrastructure.
- May 2022: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Sam Cannicott (Deputy Director of Projects, UK Government Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation) to discuss explainability in AI and assurance for commercial AI systems, such as autonomous vehicles.
- July 2021: I gave a policy meeting with Ronan Le Gleut (French senator for expatriates — sénateur des Français établis hors de France) to discuss multitasking and fatigue in online meetings, and implications for national digital strategy.
- July 2021: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Joseph Metcalf (Senior Policy Advisor, Cabinet Office) to discuss the impact of remote work, the gig economy, and AI services on digital trade.
- June 2021: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Tom McNeil (Strategic Board Member, West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner's Office) to discuss predictive policing technology.
- March 2021: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Benjamin Wannenwetsch (Head of Technology & Capital Investment, British Consulate-General Munich) to discuss AI and data regulations, making strategic decisions that will shape the German-British tech trading relationship, particularly post-Brexit.
- June 2020: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Max Beverton-Palmer (Head of Internet Policy, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change) to discuss how technology and government digital infrastucture investment should play a role in economic recovery and growth.
- June 2020: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with David Knight (Head of Data Economy Team, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) to discuss trustworthiness and transparency in data use, and how to measure and improve data-driven decision making in the UK Government.
- March 2020: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Daniel Shaw (Head of Housing and Planning Statistics, Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government) to discuss the applications of technology, data analytics and machine learning for the future of planning affordable and climate-forward housing.
- March 2020: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Nicola Davis (Head of Languages Team at Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)) to discuss the applications of technology in language learning and translation.
- November 2019: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Adam Ingle (Assistant Director, Department of Home Affairs (Australia)) to discuss whether emerging technologies will impact the balance between privacy and security, national regulation of digital technology, and whether technology manufacturers and online service providers have a responsibility to national security and law enforcement agencies.
- October 2019: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Luke Hughes (Senior Policy Adviser, Exploitation Projects Team, Home Office) to discuss ethics and morality offline and online, and how the state might micro-target citizens for the delivery of public services, in an ethical, legal and publicly acceptable way.
- October 2019: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Vinous Ali (Head of Policy, TechUK) to discuss the changing landscape of employment due to automation, and what government and industry can do to prepare.
- June 2019: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Katherine Oyama (former White House Associate Counsel and Deputy Counsel to Vice President Joe Biden; currently Senior Policy Counsel for Google) to discuss the relationship between copyright law and machine learning.
- May 2019: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Gaia Marcus (Head of Data Strategy at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) to discuss value of data, the long-term effects of automation, and the effects on society of the Internet giants' business models.
- February 2019: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Jon Sell (Deputy Director, Corporate Finance, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy HM Treasury) to discuss the role of artificial intelligence in supporting investor choice for sustainable capital allocations, focusing particularly on climate related risks and opportunities.
- March 2018: I gave a talk titled 'Artificial Intelligence: let's lose the hype and think practically' at TEDx Cambridge University.
- June 2017: I participated in a Cambridge mathematics workshop on the future of the UK national mathematics curriculum.
- May 2017: I participated in the 2017 annual CSAR debate: This house believes that Artificial Intelligence / Robotics will make us happier. I seconded the opposition, which was the winning side. Marta Cecchinato wrote a nice blog post.
- March 2017: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Dr Steve Smith (Head of Science, Committee on Climate Change) to discuss the role of machine learning as part of the problem and solution to the emissions problem, low-emission innovation, and energy demands of future homes and buildings.
- February 2017: I participated in the CSaP workshop on future of mobility, a half-day panel discussion in assistance of a Foresight Project on the future of mobility being undertaken by the Government Office for Science.
- May 2016: I gave a talk titled 'When artificial stupidity takes over the world', as part of the 2016 Pint of Science festival. The talk was a friendly introduction to AI for a public audience and the venue sold out several weeks in advance.
- April 2016: I was interviewed by Cambridge TV (link to video) about the growth and challenges surrounding machine learning. We discussed the recent defeat of Lee Sedol, champion Go player, by the AlphaGo artificial intelligence, as well as issues of interpretability and accountability.
- January 2016: I gave a one-on-one policy meeting with Sophie Odenthal (at that time Advisor to the Behavioural Insights Team, currently Advisor to Her Majesty's Treasury) to discuss the use of data analytics to improve the uptake and quality of education.
Academic community service
- Guest editor, ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, Special Issue on Human-centered Explainable AI, 2023
- Conversations chair, CHIWORK 2024
- Co-chair, Transparency and Explanations in Smart Systems, IUI 2023
- Co-chair, Transparency and Explanations in Smart Systems, IUI 2022
- Co-chair, Transparency and Explanations in Smart Systems, IUI 2021
- Co-chair, Explainable Smart Systems for Algorithmic Transparency in Emerging Technologies, IUI 2020
- Co-chair, Explainable Smart Systems, IUI 2019
- Finance chair, VL/HCC 2017
- Showpieces chair, VL/HCC 2016
- Program committee, UMAP 2023
- Program committee, VL/HCC 2023
- Program committee, VL/HCC 2022
- Program committee, VL/HCC 2021
- Program committee, VL/HCC 2020
- Program committee, VL/HCC 2019
- Program committee, OzCHI 2019
- Program committee, IUI 2019
- Program committee, OzCHI 2018 (short papers)
- Program committee, CHI 2018 (late-breaking work)
- Program committee, IUI 2018
- Program committee, VL/HCC 2017
- Program committee, PPIG 2016
- Reviewer, Israel Science Foundation, 2022
- Reviewer, CHI 2024
- Reviewer, CSCW 2024
- Reviewer, IJHCS, 2023
- Reviewer, PPIG 2022
- Reviewer, DIS 2022
- Reviewer, CHI 2022 (late-breaking work)
- Reviewer, FairUMAP 2022
- Reviewer, NIME 2021
- Reviewer, Complexity, 2020
- Reviewer, TIIS, 2017
- Reviewer, PPIG 2017
- Reviewer, CHI 2017 🏆 Excellent reviewer award
- Reviewer, VL/HCC 2017
- Reviewer, CHI 2016 (papers)
- Reviewer, PPIG 2016
- Reviewer, Eurographics 2016
- Reviewer, Knowledge-Based Systems, 2016
- Reviewer, British HCI 2015
- Session chair, VL/HCC 2020
- Session chair, VL/HCC 2018
- Session chair, VL/HCC 2016
- Session chair, PPIG 2016
- Honourable mention, CHI 2023, May 2023
- Microsoft worldwide hackathon, July 2019
- 1st place, LinkedIn global executive challenge
- Honourable mention for best project, Microsoft Research Cambridge
- Microsoft worldwide hackathon, July 2018
- Best project, Microsoft Research Cambridge
- Cambridge Society for the Application of Research student award, March 2017
- Microsoft worldwide hackathon, July 2017
- Honourable mention for best project, Microsoft Research Cambridge
- 1st place, customer category: millennials (global executive challenge)
- Highly commended paper (honourable mention), VL/HCC 2016, September 2016
- Microsoft worldwide hackathon, July 2016
- Best project, Microsoft Research Cambridge
- Hack for Her global award winner
- 1st place, cloud penetration and consumption global executive challenge
- Honourable mention, EuroVis 2016, June 2016
- Emmanuel College Prize & Honorary Bachelor Scholarship (£1,200), July 2013
- Sudbury-Hardyman Prize & Ash Senior Scholarship (£300), June 2012
- EPSRC + BT Research and Technology industrial CASE award (∼£110,000), October 2013 - March 2017
- Cambridge Computer Laboratory Robert Sansom studentship (∼£66,000), October 2013 - March 2017
- Cambridge Society for the Application of Research student award (£1,000), March 2017
- Microsoft Research Cambridge conference scholarship (£500), May 2016
- VL/HCC 2015 Graduate consortium scholarship ($2,000), October 2015
- Diagrams 2014 Graduate symposium scholarship ($410), August 2014
- Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholarship (£24,000), October 2009 - June 2013