Bayes Centre

About us

The Bayes Centre is the Universityʼs innovation hub for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. The technical strengths brought together in Bayes build on world-leading academic excellence in the mathematical, computational, engineering, and natural sciences in the Universityʼs College of Science and Engineering.

The Bayes Centre offers a new kind of collaborative, multidisciplinary proving ground where we develop innovative technological solutions for the benefit of society. We have a community of over four hundred internationally recognised scientists, outstanding PhD students, leading industry experts and innovation support professionals, working together across disciplines and sectors to advance data technology and apply it to real-world problems.

Data science education, tech entrepreneurship, and industrially driven, multidisciplinary research and design are the core pillars of our strategy to boost the Universityʼs impact across the city, region, nationally, and internationally through new activity that complements the existing strengths of our community.

Working in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, the Bayes Centre is part of the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Programme within the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.  It collaborates closely with other DDI hubs, the Edinburgh Futures Institute, the Usher Institute, the National Robotarium, and Easter Bush.


Bayes Centre - Team Directory

Membership at Bayes


Working in partnership with disciplines and professional services from across the University to deliver data science education and training.

Entrepreneurship & Industry Partners

Industrial, academic and business expertise collaborating in a unique multi-disciplinary environment.


Research programmes at the Bayes Centre will promote best practice in data ethics and information governance

The Bayes Centre Team

Further information and contact details for the core Bayes Centre Team.

Data-Driven Innovation Programme

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The DDI Programme includes work across ten industry sectors. The five delivery hubs will each focus on industry sectors in their area of expertise, coming together to help Edinburgh to become the Data Capital of Europe, creating wider benefits for the economy and society.

The delivery hubs

Bayes Centre

Easter Bush - Agritech

Edinburgh Futures Institute

National Robotarium (in partnership with Heriot-Watt)

Usher Institute

Find out more on the Data-Driven Innovation Programme website

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Related links

Strategic Themes

Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Programme

Edinburgh Futures institute

Usher Institute

National Robotarium

Easter Bush

Scottish Enterprise