Zhaozhi Qian

Department of Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics

After obtaining a MSc in Machine Learning at UCL, Zhaozhi Qian started his career as a data scientist in the largest mobile gaming company in Europe. Three years later, he found it might be more fulfilling to apply AI to cure cancer than to make the gamers hit the purchase button 1% more often.

He thus joined van der Schaar lab at Cambridge in 2019 as a PhD student focusing on robust and interpretable learning for longitudinal data. So far, his work has included inferring latent disease interaction networks from Electronic Health Records, uncovering the causal structure between events that unfold over time, and calibrating the predictive uncertainty under domain shift.

Zhaozhi also worked as a contractor in the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic contributing his analytical skills to the national response to the pandemic.

Other 2021 award winners

Karsten Bach

Lydia Collas

Benjamin Droguet

Tiarnan Doherty

Anujan Poologaindran

Andrew Russell

Pedro Vianez

Léa Wenger

Michael Whitehead

Previous award winners

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