• Professor Yike Guo


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    Professor Yike Guo Director


    Professor Yike Guo is the Institute's first Director. Yike also hold a position in the Department of Computing as leader of the Discovery Science Group. 

  • Dr. Mark Kennedy


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    Dr. Mark Kennedy Deputy Director (Education)


    Dr Mark Kennedy is lab director of the DSI Business Analytics Lab , as well as  Associate Professor of Organisational Behavior and Strategy at the Imperial College Business School. 

  • Professor Niall Adams


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    Professor Niall Adams Deputy Director (Policy and Public Engagement)


    Niall Adams is Professor of Statistics at Imperial College London. In addition to a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, he conducts research in classification, data mining, streaming data analysis and spatial statistics.

  • Professor Paul Matthews


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    Professor Paul Matthews Deputy Director (Academic Engagement)


    Paul Matthews, OBE, MD, DPhil, FRCP, FMedSci is Head of the  Division of Brain Sciences  in the Department of Medicine of Imperial College, London. He has recently been named as Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial College, as well as Deputy Director at the DSI. 

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Lab Directors


Dr. Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye

Computational Privacy Lab Director

Dr. Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye is the Assistant Professor at the Data Science Institute. He was previously a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard IQSS and was recently named was recently named an Innovator under 35 for Belgium (TR35). 


Professor William Knottenbelt

Data Economy Lab Director

Professor William Knottenbelt is the Professor of Applied Quantitative Analysis in the Analysis, Engineering, Simulation and Optimization of Performance (AESOP) group in the Department of Computing at Imperial. 

Dr. Mark Kennedy

Business Analytics Lab Director

Dr Mark Kennedy is lab director of the DSI Business Analytics Lab , as well as Associate Professor of Organisational Behavior and Strategy at the Imperial College Business School. 

Professor Chris Pain 

Data Assimilation Lab Director

Professor Chris Pain is a Professor in the department of Earth Science and Engineering, as well as head of the Applied Computation and Modelling Group (AMCG) at ICL. 

Professor Armand Leroi 

Social and Cultural Analytics Lab Director

Professor Armand Leroi is an author, broadcaster, and Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology at Imperial.

 Dr. Aldo Faisal

Behavioural Analytics Lab Director

 Dr Faisal is a Senior Lecturer in Neurotechnology jointly at the Dept. of Bioengineering and the Dept. of Computing at Imperial College London. 

Operations Team


Mrs. Alice Ashley-Smith

Operations Manager

Mrs. Alice Ashley-Smith is responsible for the operational management of the Data Science Institute. She works with the Director of the Institute, Professor Yike Guo, to develop policy and strategy, managing and coordinating administrative support and governance.


Ms. Diana O'Malley

Events Officer and PA  

 Ms. Diana O'Malley organizes the events at the DSI, as well as is Professor's Yike Guo's personal assistant. 

Dr. Susan Mulcahy

Education and Teaching Fellow

Dr. Susan Mulcahy is Education and Teaching Fellow for the DSI.

Mr. Florian Guitton

Data Centre Operations Manager

Mr. Florian Guitton manages the networking and data centre operations at the DSI. In 2012 he joined the Discovery Sciences Group at Imperial College London where he became Research Assistant working on iHealth and eTRIKS programs. In 2013 he become PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor Yi-Ke Guo.
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Mr. Dave Akroyd

Data Observatory Engineer

Mr. Dave Akroyd helps run and maintain the Data Obervatory and its operations. 

Dr. Kai Sun

China Collaboration Manager

In addition to working as a data analyst, Dr. Kai Sun handles the communication and collaborations between us and our Chinese research partners and collaborators.