People

Group Leader

Prof. Yike Guo

Yike Guo is a Professor of Computing Science in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. He is the founding Director of the Data Science Institute at Imperial College, as well as leading the Discovery Science Group in the department. Professor Guo also holds the position of CTO of the tranSMART Foundation, a global open source community using … Read more

Research Fellow

Dr. Ioannis Pandis

 

Dr Ioannis Pandis received a Ph.D. degree in Biological Chemistry from the BSRC “Al. Fleming” Institute in Athens, Greee in 2012. From 2012, he has been working as a research associate at Imperial College. He is in the Discovery Science Group working on the European Innovatice Medicine Initiative (IMI), eTRIKs project (http://www.etriks.org/), which is aimed at developing a … Read more

Research Associates

Dr. Kai Sun

Dr. Kai Sun received BEng degrees in Computer Science from Harbin Institute of Technology, China and the University of Birmingham, UK in 2009, and a MSc degree in Computing (Artificial Intelligence) from Imperial College London in 2010. During 2010-2014, she completed her PhD in the Computational Network Biology research group at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London, working … Read more

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Dr. David Johnson

Born and raised in Hong Kong, David came to the United Kingdom in 1998 to study computer science at the University of Reading. After completing undergraduate and masters degrees in computer science, he went on to pursue doctoral work addressing the software engineering challenges of supporting mobile cooperative work over peer-to-peer networks. As a postdoctoral researcher he worked briefly … Read more

Dr. Dilshan Silva

Dr. Dilshan received a BSc degree (1st Class) from Curtin University Australia and an MSc degree (distinction) from Kings College London. He was previously employed at IFS Defence, BAe systems as a senior software engineer responsible for design and development of defence oriented ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. He also received the MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) certification.

During 2010-2014, … Read more

Dr. Sijin He

Dr. Sijin received a BSc in Mathematics (1st Class) from University College London in 2007 and a MSc in Computing Science from Imperial College London in 2008. In 2013, he obtained a PhD at Imperial College London working on Cloud computing related topics. In November 2013, he became a post-doc researcher working on tranSMART development at Imperial College London.

Dr. Chao Wu

Dr. Chao Wu received a PhD degree from Zhejiang Univerisity, China. From 2011, he is a Research Associate in the Discovery Science Group working on Elastic Sensor Network. His main research focus on social network (especially semantic social network), folksonomy system and cloud computing for web application development.

Mr. Peter Rice

Peter Rice joined the Discovery Sciences Group in February 2013 working on the development of a knowledge management platform for tralnslational research with the eTRIKS project. He has over 25 years experience in bioinformatics software development and service provision at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute where he led a … Read more

Mr. Ibrahim Emam

Mr. Ibrahim Emam joined the Discovery Sciences Group in February 2013 working on the eTRIKS project.

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Dr. David Birch

Dr David Birch received a PhD in Computer Science from Imperial College London entitled “Computationally Unifying Urban Masterplanning” whilst working with the Software Performance Optimisation Group at Imperial College London. This work, sponsored by the EPSRC and engineering consultancy Arup, aimed to bridge the computational gap between the architectural and engineering communities. It involved developing  “HierSynth” a computational platform … Read more

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Research Assistants

Mr. Axel Oehmichen

Axel Oehmichen received both a MEng in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from ENSEEIHT (France) and a Msc in Advanced Computing from Imperial College London in 2012. After working for a year in the City for Societe Generale CIB, he came back to Imperial College where he joined the Discovery group as a research assistant. He is currently involved … Read more

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Ms. Shulin Yan

Ms Shulin Yan received a BSc degree in Electronic Engineering from UClan, and a MSc degree in Computing Science from Imperial College London. From 2010, she is a full time PhD student in Imperial College London working on large scale sensor network information analysis, urban pollution forecasting and bioinformatics

Ms. Xian Yang

Ms Xian Yang received a BEng degree in Telecommunication Department from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China and a MSc degree in Digital Communication at Bath University’s Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering. From 2010, she is a PhD student in the Department of Computing, Imperial College London. Her research interests include bioinformatics, system biology, data mining and … Read more

Mr. Orestis Tsinalis

Orestis Tsinalis is a Research Assistant at Imperial College London working on the Digital City Exchange programme. His research within Digital City Exchange focuses on cloud-based sensor data management systems for computational urban analysis and mapping. Orestis is a PhD candidate at the Department of Computing in the Discovery Sciences Research Group under the supervision of Professor Yike Guo. His PhD research focuses on dynamics and flows in … Read more

Mr. Florian Guitton

Mr Florian Guitton received a MSc in Software Engineering from Epitech (France) in 2011 and a MSc in Advanced Computing, specialized in Computational Intelligence, from the University of Kent (United Kingdom) in 2012. In 2012 he joined the Discovery Sciences Group at Imperial College London where he became Research Assistant working on iHealth and eTRIKS programs.

PhD Candidates

Mr. Bertan Kavuncu

Bertan Kavuncu received a BSc degree in Computer Engineering from Koc University (Turkey) and a MSc degree with distinction in Distributed Systems and Networks from University of Kent. From 2013, he is a full time PhD student in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. His research interests are in Grid and Cloud Computing, Sensor Networks and Service Oriented … Read more

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Mr. Xiangchuan Tian

Mr Xiangchuan Tian received a BSc in Computing Science and a MSc in High performance Backbone Router Design from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 1998 and 2003. In 2004, He received a MSc in Electronic and Communication from University of Liverpool, the UK. From 2005 to 2009, he was a senior software developer and QA manager … Read more

Mr. Shicai Wang

Mr. Shicai Wang received a master degree from ICT CAS (Inst. of Computing Tech, Chinese Academy of Sciences) in 2011, working on CCIndex (a cluster index for Apache Hadoop HBase), MAIO (MapReduce monitor and analysis system with CCIndex), VegaLingCloud (a private cloud platform designed by ICT CAS) and GOS (a grid Operating System in China National Grid project). Especially, … Read more

Mr. Yang Li

Mr. Yang Li received a BSc degree in Mathematics from University College London (UCL) and a MSc degree in Computing Science from Imperial College London. From 2010, He is a PhD student in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London, supervised by Professor Yike Guo. His research focuses on cloud computing and cloud storage architectures.

Mr. Xiaoping Fan

Mr. Xiaoping Fan received a MSc degree in Computing Science from Imperial College London. From 2012, He is a PhD student in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London, supervised by Professor Yike Guo.

Research Group Administrator

Ms. Diana O'Malley

Ms. Diana O’Malley is the Research Group Administrator of the Discovery Sciences Group.

Visitors

Dr. Scott Chih-Hsi Kuo

Dr. Scott Chih-Hsi Kuo joined the Discovery Sciences Group in February 2014. He served as a respiratory consultant doctor in Department of Thoracic Medicine of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan for 8 years.  His personal research interest focused on lung cancer diagnosis and treatment.  He is currently working on the eTRIKs and UBIOPRED project and focusing on methods … Read more

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Mr. Lei Nie

Mr. Lei Nie received a BSc degree in Mathematics from Sichuan University in July 2009. From September 2009, he is a PhD student at the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on biological networks.

Past Members

Dr. Manohara Rukshan Batuwita

Dr. Manohara Rukshan Batuwita is now Researcher in Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics (Data Scientist) at NICTA.

Dr. Anthony Rowe

Dr. Anthony Rowe is now Principal Scientist – External Innovation at Johnson & Johnson.

Dr. Michelle Osmond

Dr. Michelle Osmond is now Software Developer (Freelance) at Yellow Sunday Ltd.

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Mr. Chun-Hsiang Lee

Mr Chun-Hsiang Lee received a BSc degree in Industrial and System Engineering in 2001, and BSc and MSc degrees in Management Information System from Chung Yung Christian University, Taiwan, in 2001 and 2003 respectively. From 2003 to 2008, he was a research assistant at Science & Technology Policy Research and Information Centre of National Applied Research Laboratories, Taiwan. His … Read more

Mr. Rui Han

Mr. Rui Han received a MSc degree from Tsinghua University in 2010 under Prof. Jianmin Wang’s supervision. From January to July 2008, he was a programmer in PDM group, THsoft InfoTech company, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He was also an external reviewer of the NPTC 2009, CSCWD 2010 and ICNDC 2011.

From October 2010, he is a PhD student in … Read more

Dr. Yajie Ma

Dr. Yajie Ma worked as a Research Associate in the Discovery Sciences Group.

Dr. Li Guo

Dr Li Guo received a Ph.D. degree in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh University in 2006. From 2007, he has been working as a research associate at Imperial College London. He is in the Discovery Science Group working on cloud computing related topics and has developed IC Cloud for carrying and supporting his research. HIs personal research includes: Business Process … Read more

Dr. Moustafa Ghanem

Dr. Moustafa Ghanem is a Research Fellow at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London. His research interests are in large scale informatics applications, including large scale data and text mining applications and infrastructures, Grid and Cloud computing and workflow systems for e-Science applications. At Imperial College London, he has also been involved in teaching a number of courses … Read more