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Lawrence is a senior research scientist at Uppsala. His research intersects computational statistics, machine learning, probabilistic programming, and high-performance computing. He is the developer of the probabilistic programming languages Birch and LibBi.

He has previously worked at Oxford and CSIRO, and holds a Ph.D. (informatics) from Edinburgh and honours degree (software engineering) from ANU. His work has taken him from Canberra to Edinburgh to Perth to Oxford to Stockholm.


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