Mark Briers is Programme Director for The Alan Turing Institute-Defence and Security partnership. Mark Briers has worked in the defence and security industry for over 16 years, directing research programmes in the area of statistical data analysis, and leading large teams to deliver operational capability. He completed his PhD in 2007 at Cambridge University where he developed Sequential Monte Carlo based techniques for state-space filtering and smoothing. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, and a member of several committees at the Royal Statistical Society. His current research interests include scalable Bayesian inference, sequential inference, and anomaly detection.