Mark Herbster 

Department of Computer Science
University College London
66 Gower Street (room 302)
London WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 7091
Fax: +44 (0)20 7387 1397


My research is focused on online learning. See publications page for more details.

I am affiliated with Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) and the UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence.



I am programme director for the MSc in Machine Learning (formerly Intelligent Systems). Machine learning is a sub-discipline of computer science which studies the process of automatic inference from data. This field draws on ideas and methods from a diversity of perspectives and disciplines such as artificial intelligence, connectionism, optimization, pattern recognition, and statistics. The commercial successes of machine learning are widespread, some well-known examples are in speech recognition, robotic vision, online ad-placement, fraud detection, and bioinformatics. The MSc Machine Learning is aimed at students trained in computer science or another quantitative science. This MSc is designed to train the student in both the practical and theoretical sides of machine learning and is aimed to prepare the student for either an industrial career or for PhD study.

Academic Links:

  • UCL MSc in Machine Learning
  • UCL MSc in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML)
  • Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit