Staff

  • Professor Yike Guo

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    Professor Yike Guo Director

    Affiliations

    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 Wenjia Bai

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    Dr Wenjia Bai Lecturer jointly at DSI and Dept of Medicine

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    Dr Wenjia Bai is a lecturer jointly at DSI and Dept of Medicine, Imperial College London. His research focuses on developing novel image computing and machine learning algorithms for medical image analysis and applying the algorithms to clinical research. Currently, he is actively involved in the UK Biobank Project and...

  • Dr Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye

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    Dr Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye Assistant Professor in the Dept.of Computing and at the DSI

    Affiliations

    Dr. Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computing and Research fellow at the Data Science Institute where he heads the Computational Privacy Group. Yves-Alexandre is a Special Adviser to EC Commissioner Vestager.

  • Dr Seth Flaxman

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    Dr Seth Flaxman Lecturer jointly at the DSI and the Dept. of Mathematics

    Affiliations

    Dr Seth Flaxman is a lecturer jointly at Data Science Institute and the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. His research centres on scalable methods and flexible models for spatiotemporal statistics and Bayesian machine learning, applied to public policy and social science. 

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Research Staff


Paul Agapow

Dr. Paul Agapow

Research Associate

p.agapow@imperial.ac.uk

Paul Agapow is a computational biologist, investigating novel approaches for analysing rich biomedical data for improved treatment and understanding of molecular pathophysiology. Specific areas of interest include deep learning, integrative analysis, and mining health records.

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Dr. Rossella Arcucci

Research Associate

r.arcucci@imperial.ac.uk

Rossella Arcucci is a Research Associate working in the DSI for the MAGIC project on Data Assimilation for air pollution problems. Her area of expertise is in Numerical Analysis, Scientific Computing and development of methods, algorithms, and software for scientific applications on high-performance architectures including parallel and distributed computing. At the moment, she is mainly working on numerical and parallel techniques for solving Data Assimilation models more accurately and efficiently. 

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Dr. David Birch

Research Associate

david.birch@imperial.ac.uk

David Birch is a researcher focusing on how large-scale visualisation and workflow systems can help make sense of data.
David led the team who designed and built the Data Observatory. 

 Pierre-Marie Danieau

Pierre-Marie Danieau

Research Assistant

p.danieau@imperial.ac.uk

Pierre-Marie Danieau is a Research Assistant at the Data Science Institute, Imperial College London. He holds a Master's in Computer Sciences from the University of Kent. He joined DSI in March 2018.

 Hao Dong

Hao Dong

Ph.D. Student

hao.dong11@imperial.ac.uk

Hao Dong is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Computing under the supervision of Prof. Yike Guo and Prof. Paul M. Matthews. His interests are in Computer Vision and Deep Learning. He has publications on ICCV, TIFS, TMI, TNSRE, ACM MM 

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Ibrahim Emam

Research Associate

i.emam@imperial.ac.uk

Ibrahim Emam is Research Associate leading the development of Translational medicine data management platform (PlatformTM). Before that, he was a senior software engineer at the Functional Genomics group at the European Bioinformatics Institute developing the Gene Expression Atlas and ArrayExpress2. He received his MSc in Bioinformatics from the University of Oxford and his double major BSc in Computer Science and Biology from the American University in Cairo Egypt. His working experience revolves around bioinformatics application design and development, large-scale data management and analysis, data standardization, modeling, and visualisation.

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Florian Guitton

Research Associate

f.guitton@imperial.ac.uk

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. Florian is also undertaking a Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Yi-Ke Guo.

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Ali Farzaneh Far

PhD Student

ali.farzanehfar@imperial.ac.uk

 
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Andrea Gadotti

Ph.D. Student

a.gadotti17@imperial.ac.uk

Andrea has an MSc in mathematical logic from the University of Turin. His research aims at formalizing privacy guarantees with purely mathematical models such as differential privacy. This enables him to both disclose vulnerabilities in current data release systems and design safer solutions

Florimond Houssiau

Florimond Houssiau

Ph.D. Student

f.houssiau17@imperial.ac.uk

 
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Nazanin Kermani

Research Assistant

n.zounemat-kermani13@imperial.ac.uk

 

Nazanin Kermani is a biomedical data scientist. After obtaining a bachelor degree in software engineering, she moved to the field of expert systems and artificial intelligence. She studied intelligent systems and multimedia as part of her MSc. Looking for fruitful areas to apply AI, she moved to genomics and biomedicine where she worked as a biomedical data scientist. Her research interests are in statistical modelling and inference and she works on the scalability of computationally intensive methods to fit big data and statistical methods to enhance research reproducibility. 

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Piyawat Lertvittayakumjorn (Peter)

Ph.D. Student

piyawat.lertvittayakumjorn15@imperial.ac.uk

Piyawat (Peter) is a Ph.D. student in Computing, under the supervision of Prof Yike Guo. His research interests include Natural Language Processing, Semantic Web, and Inter-disciplinary Data Mining. Currently, he is working on the project "Learning Knowledge Graphs from Scientific Literature.

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Dan McGinn

Research Associate

d.mcginn@imperial.ac.uk

Dan McGinn works as a Research Associate at the Data Science Institute, his research interests include Blockchain Technology, Open Data Infrastructure, Network/Graph Algorithms, Pattern Recognition, Anomaly Detection through Machine Learning, High-Performance Computing/GPU clusters, Financial Technology, Data Economy.

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Yuanhan Mo (Max)

Ph.D. Student

y.mo16@imperial.ac.uk

Yuanhan is a Ph.D. student in the Computing Department, under the supervision of Prof Yike Guo. His research interests include machine learning and medical Image analysis. Yuanhan has recently received the young scientist award at the premier Medical Imaging conference MICCAI 2018.

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Dr. Miguel Molina-Solana

Research Fellow

m.molina-solana@imperial.ac.uk

Miguel Molina-Solana is a Marie Curie Research Fellow working at the intersection of Machine Learning and Human-Computer Interaction. In his current research project, DATASOUND, he explores the opportunities that sound offers in the context of modern Data Science. Miguel also collaborates with several researchers in college and worldwide on Business Analytics and Energy Management.

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Philip Nadler

Ph.D. Student

p.nadler@imperial.ac.uk

Philip Nadler is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computing supervised by Prof. Yike Guo.
He works on the intersection of topics related to economics and computer science. His fields of interest are cryptocurrencies, blockchain applications, and machine learning.

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Axel Oehmichen

Ph.D. Student

Axelfrancois.oehmichen11@imperial.ac.uk

 
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Dr Stelios Pavlidis

Research Associate

s.pavlidis@imperial.ac.uk 

 

Stelios Pavlidis is a bioinformatics data analyst at the Data Science Institute, involved in the curation and analysis of high throughput biomedical data. After a bachelor degree in General Biology, Dr. Pavlidis obtained a Master’s degree in Medical Genetics and bioinformatics and a Ph.D. on biological data mining and writing algorithms for optimization and heuristic search, such as simulated annealing and genetic algorithms. He was previously a post-doctoral researcher at Janssen, a pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson, and has been and continues to be involved in multinational consortia, funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative. These include eTRIKS, BTCure, U-BIOPRED, and others, and aim towards improving our understanding of the underlying pathology of various diseases by supporting clinicians in clinical trials and providing the biomedical community with analytical tools, to facilitate and speed up the research process.

James Scott-Brown

James Scott-Brown

Research Assistant

j.scott-brown@imperial.ac.uk

James has recently joined the DSI having just completed his Ph.D. at Oxford University. James works on large-scale Visualisations for the DSI Data Observatory
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Dr. Ovidiu Serban

Research Associate

o.serban@imperial.ac.uk

At the DSI, Ovidiu focuses on modern Data Science techniques, including Large Scale Visualisation and Realtime Natural Language Processing. His research topics also include Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Affective Computing, and Interactive System Design.

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Chon Sou

Research Assistant

c.sou16@imperial.ac.uk

Chon Sou obtained his Master of Research degree in Cancer Biology at Imperial College London. Currently, he is working as a data analyst under eTRIKS and takes part in maintaining and assessing bioinformatics knowledge management platforms such as tranSMART, XNAT and Borderline in development. 

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Mihai Suteu

Ph.D. Student

m.suteu16@imperial.ac.uk

Mihai Suteu is a part-time Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Yike Guo. His research topic is Deep Learning on Time Series and further interests are Representation Learning, Curriculum Learning, and Neuroevolution.

Arnaud Tournier

Arnaud Tournier

Ph.D. Student
arnaud.tournier17@imperial.ac.uk

Arnaud Tournier is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of  Dr. Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye at Imperial College London, where he works inside the Computational Privacy Group of the Data Science Institute. His research currently focuses on Machine Learning for biometric and behavioral identification. Over the last 5 years he obtained an M.Res. from Sorbonne (UPMC) in Applied Mathematics, an M.Sc. from Paris-Sud in Pure Mathematics and an Engineering Diploma (Centralien) from Ecole Centrale Paris. In 2013 he was a national finalist in France for the International Physics Olympiads.

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Dr. Nguyen Truong

Research Associate
n.truong@imperial.ac.uk

Nguyen B.Truong is currently a Research Associate at the Data Science Institute. He received his Ph.D. and Master degrees from Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom and Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea in 2018 and 2013, respectively. He was a Software Engineer at DASAN Networks, a leading company on Networking Products and Services in Korea from 2012 to 2015. His research interest is including, but not limited to, Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things, Blockchain Technology, Personal Information Management, Fog, and Cloud Computing.

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Pan Wang

Ph.D. Student

pan.wang15@imperial.ac.uk

 
 Simiao Yu

 Simiao Yu

Ph.D. Student

simiao.yu13@imperial.ac.uk

Simiao Yu is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Yike Guo. His research interest is deep generative models towards creativity in computer vision. He has publications in ICCV, TMI, ACM MM, etc.

 Jingqing Zhang

 Jingqing Zhang

Ph.D. Student

jingqing.zhang15@imperial.ac.uk

Jingqing Zhang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computing under the supervision of Prof. Yike Guo since 2017. His research interest includes text mining, multimodality, deep learning and data science. He is supported by LexisNexis HPCC scholarship.

Institute Management Team


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Mrs Alice Ashley-Smith

Operations Manager

a.ashley-smith@imperial.ac.uk

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.

 Anna Cupani

Anna Cupani
Stakeholder Engagement Manager

a.cupani11@imperial.ac.uk

Anna Cupani develops strategic relationships between the DSI Fellows and external partners. She brings to the DSI years of experience in research, both in academia and in industry, as well in foresighting, outreach and engagement. In her current role, she engages with business, academics and policy makers to promote the role of the DSI as a research hub for innovative ideas in the field of Data Science. She holds an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a MSc in Molecular Sciences and completed her PhD in the field of process chemistry at Imperial College. 

Diana O'Malley

Ms Diana O'Malley

Events Officer 

d.omalley@imperial.ac.uk  

Diana O'Malley is our DSI Events Officer, responsible for delivery of all the DSI event programmes, to include; Distinguished Lecture Series, Seminar Series, Annual Lecture Series, conferences, topical debates, workshops and public engagement activities.

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Dr Susan Mulcahy

Education and Teaching Fellow 

s.mulcahy@imperial.ac.uk

Susan Mulcahy is our Education & Teaching Fellow, developing the educational offering of the DSI. Susan obtained her data-driven PhD from Imperial’s Bioengineering Dept, where she has taught Matlab classes since 2012. She holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a MBA from INSEAD.

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Florian Guitton

Data Centre Operations Manager

f.guitton@imperial.ac.uk

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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Senaka Fernando
Data Observatory Systems Architect

senaka.fernando15@imperial.ac.uk

 

Senaka Fernando is the Systems Architect for the Data Observatory undertaking the design and development of its architecture and underlying systems. He is a part of the DSI infrastructure group and helps maximise the use of the DO as a research environment within the Data Science Institute. Senaka has 10 years of industry experience working as a solutions architect in the enterprise middleware domain and he is also a PhD student in the Department of Computing at the Imperial College London under the supervision of Professor Yike Guo
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Dave Akroyd

Data Observatory Engineer

 

david.akroyd07@imperial.ac.uk

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

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Dr Kai Sun

HNA Centre Manager

kai.sun09@imperial.ac.uk

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

James Scott-Brown

James Scott-Brown

Visualisations

j.scott-brown@imperial.ac.uk

James has recently joined the DSI having just completed his PhD at Oxford University. James works on large scale visualisations for the DSI Data Observatory