To successfully engage in research and education in data science and data-driven research activities across the College, and externally, the Data Science Institute is supported by a defined governance structure. An Executive Committee provides operational leadership for the Institute. The Research Board determines and reviews the strategic direction of the Institute, supported by predominantly external guidance from the Advisory Board.

The Executive Committee provides leadership to Data Science Institute. It comprises senior professors from all faculties. This committee is responsible for setting out the Institute's development plan and for guiding the it's operations team with the development plan's execution. It also coordinates data science working groups in each faculty to maintain a close connection between Institute and the College.

The Research Board is formed of senior and active stakeholders of data science related research representative of the faculties of Engineering, Medicine, and Natural Sciences, and Imperial Business School. It's purpose is to set strategy and oversee strategic implementation to fulfil the objectives of the Institute, in particular to enhance communication between the Institute and the College. The Research Board is chaired by Professor David Hand, OBE.

The Advisory Board comprises senior figures from the field of data science, drawn externally from both industry and academia. The board provides external guidance and advice relating to the strategic direction of the Institute. The Advisory Board is currently chaired by Mr Larry Hirst, CBE, a former director of IBM (EMEA) and is currently a non-executive director of ARM Holdings Ltd. and MITIE Group PLC.


Advisory Board

 larryMr Larry Hirst CBE (Chairman) alwin Mr Alwin Magimay, McKinsey&Company
 mandyMs Mandy Chessell CBE, IBM  kavehMr Kaveh Pourteymour, Seadrill
 melissaMs Melissa di Donato, SAP powellMr James T. Powell, Nielson
 usamaDr Usama Fayyad, Barclays Bank  nigelProfessor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Open Data Institute
 gannProfessor David Gann CBE. Imperial College  heinrichDr Heinrich Stuttgen, NEC Laboratories Europe
 handProfessor David Hand OBE, Imperial College  irvingDr Irving Wladawsky-Berger, MIT, NYU, and Imperial
 heyProfessor Anthony Hey CBE, Science and Technology Facilities Council  williamMr William Xu, Huawei Technologies
 neilMr Neil Kipling, IDBS  debraMs Debra Walton, Thomson Reuters


Professor Nick Jennings CB, Imperial College

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