Professor Jon Garibaldi
Provost and Pro-Vice Chancellor
Jon Garibaldi is the current Provost of University of Nottingham Ningbo China, having taken up office on 1 Jan 2024.
Professor Garibaldi joined the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham UK in 2002. He started his professional career working in the software industry for approximately seven years, after having completed an initial degree in Physics at the University of Bristol UK. He returned to academia to complete an MSc and then PhD in 'Artificial Intelligence' at the University of Plymouth UK, before his first permanent academic position at De Montfort University UK. He became the Head of School of Computer Science in Jan 2016, leading the School through significant growth from around 670 students in 2015/16 to over 1500 in 2023/24.
Professor Garibaldi's main research interest is in developing intelligent computational techniques to model human reasoning in uncertain environments, with a particular emphasis on the medical domain. He also has interests in data analysis, particularly of complex and uncertain data, data mining, clustering and classification, and in the deployment of decision support systems in practical real-world applications. Over his career, he has been Principal Investigator on research projects worth over £3.5m (~30m RMB), and Co-Investigator on a multi-disciplinary portfolio of grants worth over £82m (~750m RMB). He has published over 400 academic research papers, including around 200 journal papers. He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems from 2017-2022, is active in the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has a track-record of research collaborations with colleagues in many institutions across China, and has held Visiting Professor positions at Shenzhen University and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei.