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14th July 2023 Phoebe Mumby (2020, English)

Dr Chris Russell to take up Fellowship at Exeter College

In the upcoming academic year, Exeter College will welcome Dr Chris Russell as a Fellow of the College. Dr Russell was recently appointed Dieter Schwarz Associate Professor in AI, Government and Policy at the Oxford Internet Institute. His Fellowship at Exeter College further enhances Exeter’s status as a leading institution in the rapidly developing field of Artificial Intelligence.

Dr Russell’s work functions at the intersection of computer vision and responsible AI, encompassing a wide range of research interests and demonstrating a commitment to the responsible governance of algorithms. His work on mapping for autonomous driving recently won the best paper award at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation. He is also a founding member of the Governance of Emerging Technology (GET) programme, a research group focusing on the governance and ethical design of algorithms.

Dr Russell has held previous positions at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing at the University of Surrey and the Alan Turing Institute, and is also currently an ELLIS (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems) Fellow.

Rector Rick Trainor warmly welcomed Dr Russell’s appointment, commenting that ‘his experience and expertise will add significantly, and in a nicely complementary way, to the College’s substantial existing strengths relating to AI.’

Dr Russell will take up his new position on 1 September 2023; his post is supported by funding from the Dieter Schwarz Foundation.

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