Imperial College London


Faculty of Engineering

Senior Research Investigator



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Miss Rachel Forrest +44 (0)20 7594 0991




211AWilliam Penney LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus




Major Current Research Projects

Medical BioInformatics Infrastructure - MRC. Co-Principal Investigator, 01/04/14 - 31/03/19, value 6.9m

eTRIKS - European Translational Information and Knowledge Management Services - European Commission. Principal Investigator, 01/10/12 - 30/09/17, value 22m      

DCE - Digital City Exchange - EPSRC. Co-Principal Investigator, 01/09/11 - 31/08/16, value 6m

UBIOPred - Unbiased BIOmarkers in PREDiction of respiratory disease outcomes - Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), Principal Investigator, 20/10/10 - 30/09/14, value 24m

ZJU Zhejiang University Joint lab for applied Data Science. Principal Investigator, 30/03/14 - 29/03/19, value 1.3m 

Huawei  -  Huawei/Imperial College Data Science Innovation Lab, 06/12/13 - 05/12/18, value 2.5m

KeyNote and Invited Talks (2013-2014)

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Big Data Mining for Neuroscience - the 7th INCF Congress on Neuroinformatics, Leiden, invited speaker (The Netherlands, August 2014)

CAS - The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, invited speaker (China, June 2014)

Annual CLMS Symposium, UCL'S Bloomsbury Campus, invited speaker (London, June 2014)

BBC Digital Immersion Programme - The Digital Landscape, Imperial West, invited speaker (London, June 2014)

Science Museum - Landscape of Science Curators Workshops, invited speaker. Title: "BigData" (London, June 2014)

The Bioinformatics Strategy Meeting - Proventa International , Radisson Blu, Heathrow, invited speaker. Title "How do you get an ROI from Big Data Analytics" (London, May 2014)

Data, Insight and Futures Event, Royal School of Arts, invited speaker (London, May 2014)

ISCTM - Symposium on Clinical and Translational Medicine, The Second Military University, Shanghai, invited speaker (China, May 2014)

BioIT World, Seaport World Trade Center, invited speaker and winner of the BioIT World Best Practices Award  (United States, April 2014)

IBM Big Data Analytics colloquium, The Royal Academy of Engineering, Prince Philip House - Topic: Analytics Architecture and Methodology, invited speaker (London, March 2014)

Joint UK-German meeting on imaging in stratified medicine, British Embassy, Wilhelmstrasse, Berlin. Invited speaker, (Germany, March 2014)

Brain Forum 2013, Laylaty Conference Center Jeddah. Title "Big Data for Small Brain" (Saudi Arabia, December 2013)

IEEE BigData 2013, Silicon Valley - Science & Information Conference, session chair (Unites States, October 2013)

ISMB/ECCB 2013 Bioinformatics Conference, Berlin, invited speaker (Germany, July 2013)




Committee & Memberships (2013-2014)

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Senior Member, IEEE - The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer

Member, ISCB - International Society for Computational Biology

Fellow, BCSThe Chartered Institute for IT

CTO, TranSMART Foundation

Committee Member, KDIR, Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management

Member, BIBM IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine 

Programme Committee Member, ICDMData Mining in Networks 

Member, BHI Biomedical and Health Informatics

Member, CloudCom '13 & CloudCom '14

MemberADVCOMP 2014 - Controlled 
Architecture of a MEMS Capacitive Accelerometer in Closed Loop




Research Student Supervision

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PhD Students

Ibrahim Emam - Thesis Title - Context sensitive data integration in translational research

Xian Yang  - Thesis Title -

Orestis Tsinalis - Thesis Title

Florian Guitton - Thesis Title - Provenance Reasoning in Open Sciences

Mihaela Mares - Thesis Title 

Akara Supratak - Thesis Title

Bertan Kavuncu - Thesis Title 

Shulin Yan - Thesis Title - 

Shicai Wang - Thesis Title - 

Yang Li - Thesis Title - 

Chun-Hsiang Lee - Thesis Title - 

Xiaoping Fan  - Thesis Title - 


VIVA's (2013-2014)

Dilshan Silva

Han Rui

Sijin He