Dr Kai Sun is the Acting Institute Manager of the Data Science Institute (DSI) at Imperial College London. She is also the academic WP co-lead of the IMI2 IDEA-FAST project. Her research interests include translational data management, large-scale network analysis and blockchain-based decentralised systems.
She received PhD degree in Computing from Imperial College London in 2014. From 2014 to 2017, she was a Research Associate at the DSI, working on EU IMI projects including the Unbiased BIOmarkers in PREDiction of respiratory disease outcomes (U-BIOPRED) project and the European Translational Information and Knowledge Management Services (eTRIKS) project. From 2017 to 2018, she was the lab manager of the HNA Centre of Future Data Ecosystem, responsible for leading and managing blockchain related research projects.
She served as the local chair of the International Conference on Brain Informatics and Health (BIH 2015), local chair of the 24th SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2018) and the organising chair of the 1st International Conference on Mathematical Research for Blockchain Economy (MARBLE 2019).
et al., 2022, Clinical and transcriptomic features of persistent exacerbation-prone severe asthma in U-BIOPRED cohort, Clinical and Translational Medicine, Vol:12, ISSN:2001-1326
et al., 2022, Plasma proteins elevated in severe asthma despite oral steroid use and unrelated to Type-2 inflammation, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:59, ISSN:0903-1936
et al., 2022, A multi-omics approach to delineate sputum microbiome-associated asthma inflammatory phenotypes, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:59, ISSN:0903-1936
et al., 2021, XOmiVAE: an interpretable deep learning model for cancer classification using high-dimensional omics data, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Vol:22, ISSN:1467-5463
et al., 2021, Privacy preservation in federated learning: An insightful survey from the GDPR perspective, Computers & Security, Vol:110, ISSN:0167-4048