Welcome to Centre for Reliable Machine Learning

We are world leaders in developing machine learning algorithms. Our centre was founded at Royal Holloway, University of London in 1998 and attracted a strong team of researchers.

- Vladimir Vapnik & Alexey Chervonenkis (founders of statistical learning theory)
- Alexander Gammerman & Vladimir Vovk (inventors of Conformal Predictor)
- Chris Watkins (inventor of Q-Learning)
- Glenn Shafer (founder of Dempster–Shafer theory)
- Jorma Rissanen (inventor of Minimum Description Length principle)
- Leonid Levin (co-founder of NP-completeness theory)

Prof. Jorma Rissanen

The Centre of Reliable Machine Learning and Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway University of London is sad to announce the passing of its Visiting Professor and the winner of the 2006 Kolmogorov Lecture and Medal, Prof. Jorma Rissanen on the 9th of May 2020. He will be remembered for his pioneering work on Minimum Description Length principle which he presented in his inspired talk at 1998 Colloquium "Importance of Being Learnable".


We lost a great scientist and a friend of the department. The obituary will appear in the September Edition of the Information Theory Society Newsletter in 9/2020 (early excerpt here).


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Contact Info

Centre for Reliable Machine Learning
Department of Computer Science
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey
TW20 0EX
United Kingdom

  • (+44) 01784 443426
  • clrc@cs.rhul.ac.uk