Dr Drew Purves - Research Scientist,DeepMind
Graduated from Beauchamp in 1995
‘There was always an intellectually stimulating environment in the classroom’
In 1998 Drew achieved a Double First in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge before going on to study a PhD at the University of York, followed by a Post Doc at Princeton. He then embarked on an eight year journey as the Head of Computational Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Microsoft Research before he was approached by DeepMind to help design virtual environments in which to train and test AIs. Drew is the Co-Creator of the Madingley Model, named one of the ‘Top Ten Scientific Discoveries of 2014’ by La Reserche, and was included in Wired Magazine’s 2012 ‘Smart List’ as one of 50 people who will change the world.