We sincerely thank DeepMind for funding a DPhil Scholarship used to support Chris Maddison! Chris is generally interested in probabilistic inference, Monte Carlo methods, neural networks and point processes, and is working with Yee Whye Teh and Arnaud Doucet, while spending two days a week as a Research Scientist at DeepMind. He obtained his MSc from the University of Toronto supervised by Geoffrey Hinton, and has co-authored two NIPS orals (one of which won Best Paper Award), and is one of the primary contributors to the AlphaGo project.