Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Africa
Patrick McSharry is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Research Fellow at the Kigali Collaborative Research Centre (KCRC) and Strategic Advisor to the World Bank funded African Centre of Excellence in Data Science (ACE-DS). Having served 22 years at Oxford University, he remains affiliated with the Oxford Man Institute of Quantitative Finance and the Oxford Internet Institute. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, Senior Member of the IEEE and advises organizations in the public and private sectors. He was a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow and held two Marie Curie Fellowships (UK and Spain). He takes a multidisciplinary approach to developing quantitative techniques for automating decision-making and improving risk management. His research focuses on artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, big data, forecasting, predictive analytics, and the analysis of human behavior. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and three books including the "Big Data Revolution" (2015). He is currently building multidisciplinary partnerships to create data-driven and sustainable solutions to global challenges such as climate change.