Programme management

The programme management team drives forward the strategic direction of the programme and manages the operation of the programme, its projects and its partnerships on a day-to-day basis.

Contact the programme management team on [email protected]

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board, made up of foremost academics, provides independent advice on the strategic direction of the programme, helping to ensure that it is meeting societal and sector needs and working towards achieving the highest levels of real-world impact.

Strategic Leaders

The Grand Challenge and Strategic Leaders are all senior academics, each leading on the implementation of projects to meet the overarching challenges and strategic foci of the programme, which have been selected to ensure the programme delivers the greatest impact.

Professor Omar Matar

Data-Centric Engineering Strategic Leader, The Alan Turing Institute & Vice-Dean (Education), Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London

Group Leaders

The programme has adopted a ‘Group Leader’ structure, in which established and rising academics are appointed to lead teams of researchers undertaking foundational research in specific engineering and data-science areas.

The Group Leaders are also tasked with attracting new funding to the emerging field, establishing wider scientific collaborations and engaging with industry and policymakers to translate research into practice.

This 'open engagement’ approach is central to the programme's aim to achieve a broad and solid foundational base for data-centric engineering research and practice.

Dr Luca Magri

Turing Fellow and Group Leader, Physics-informed machine learning and data assimilation

Group Leaders (former)

Dr Weisi Guo

Honorary Professor at University of Warwick & Professor of Human Machine Intelligence at Cranfield University

Dr Steven Reece

Senior Research Associate, Machine Learning Research Group, University of Oxford

The programme also engages with a wide number of academics at all levels and works with partners across industry, government and the third sector.

To see who is engaged with each project please visit the project webpages.