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Professor Andrew Blake elected as Honorary Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford

9 May 2024 Fellows

Professor Andrew Blake FRS, FREng, has been elected as one of nine new Honorary Fellows of Exeter College, Oxford. The Honorary Fellows were elected for their extraordinary achievements in their respective fields. We are delighted to share this news with the Clare Hall community and to highlight the wide-reaching impact our fellows have across institutions.

Professor Blake is a pioneer in the development of the theory and algorithms that make it possible for computers to behave as seeing machinesHe served as junior faculty in Edinburgh in the 1980s, and later in Oxford as Professor of Engineering Science and Tutorial Fellow of Exeter College.

At the turn of the millennium he moved to Cambridge to join Microsoft’s newly established European research lab. He became Lab Director (2010-2015) winning, with his team, the Silver and the Gold medals of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering for work on 3D machine vision. He was inaugural Director of the Alan Turing Institute 2015-2018 and established Samsung’s European AI lab in Cambridge. He is a consultant in Artificial Intelligence, has advised major European companies and a variety of startups, and mentors numerous budding scientists and engineers.

Since 2000 he has been a Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, and he has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Sheffield and Edinburgh.