Board

Data for Policy CIC – Board of Directors:

Zeynep Engin, University College London – Founder and Chair of the Data for Policy conferences and the Community Interest Company. Zeynep is also the Principal Investigator of GovTech Lab, hosted at UCL, and the lead for Computer Science contributions to the Urban Dynamics Lab, one of UK’s five Digital Economy hubs funded by EPSRC.
Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, Alan Turing Institute – Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge and the Chair of the Programme Committee at the Alan Turing Institute. Jon is also the Co-Founder of the Data for Policy conferences.

Anthony Finkelstein, UK Government Office for Science – Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security to HM Government. Anthony’s research is based at the Alan Turing Institute and he holds a Chair in Software Systems Engineering at University College London (UCL).

Anil Bharath, Imperial College London –  Professor of Biologically-Inspired Computation & Inference in the Department of Bioengineering. In 2008, Anil spun out the company Cortexica Vision Systems, which applies simplified models of the behaviour of visual neurons to visual search.
Philip Treleaven, University College London – Director of the UK Centre for Financial Computing and Business Analytics and Professor of Computing at UCL. Philip is principally known for pioneering the use of computational techniques in finance, where his research underpinned much of the early work on automated fraud detection, and led to the launch of the highly successful SearchSpace company.
David Hand is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and a Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College, London. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a former President of the Royal Statistical Society. He serves on the Board of the UK Statistics Authority and the European Statistical Advisory Committee and was for eight years the Chief Scientific Advisor to Winton Capital Management. He has received many awards for his research, including the Guy Medal of the Royal Statistical Society, the Box Medal from the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics, and the International Research Medal of the IFCS. He was made OBE in 2013. His 30 books include Principles of Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence Frontiers in Statistics, The Improbability Principle, and The Wellbeing of Nations. His latest book, Dark Data, deals with the challenges for statistics, machine learning, and AI arising from incomplete and distorted data.
The Board is supported by Emily Gardner, University College London – Data for Policy Community Manager.
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