Departments involved in the programme

Program Director

Kazem Rahimi

Programme Director

Professor Kazem Rahimi, Deputy Director of The George Institute for Global Health, is a cardiologist with research interests in the area of clinical trials and health services research.

Simon Lovestone

Programme Director

Professor of Translational Neuroscience at Oxford University and has research interests in the regulation of tau phosphorylation, in the search for genetic and other biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease.

Stephen Smith

Programme Director

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and head of the Analysis Group at The Oxford University Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB).

Andrea Vedaldi

Programme Director

Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, UK where he has been co-director of the Visual Geometry Group (VGG), one of the internationally-leading groups in computer vision, since 2012.


Reza Khorshidi

Lead Researcher

Reza is a Biomedical Informatics scientist, whose research interests lie in applying Machine Learning and Big Data technologies to develop novel solutions that can stratify health risks and improve the quality of clinical decision-making.

Dexter Canoy


Dexter is an epidemiologist, who has research interests in the aetiology of vascular disease and determinants of major causes of morbidity and mortality in the population.

Francesca Raimondi

Machine Learning Scientist

Francesca is a machine learning scientist with interest in multi-way processing for sensor arrays through tensor Decompositions.

Jose Roberto Ayala Solares

Machine Learning Scientist

Roberto is a machine learning scientist. His research focuses on data mining and machine learning for environmental systems modelling and analysis.

Yajie Zhu

Machine Learning Scientist

Yajie is a machine learning scientist with interests in applying data science to solve real-world problems. His research currently focuses on exploring the complex relationships between health and environment to build an environmental human disease network.

Nathalie Conrad

DPhil Student

Nathalie is a DPhil student, and her research focusses on the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases using large real-world data sets, as well as the design of digital health systems for patients with heart failure.

Jenny Tran

DPhil Student

Jenny is a medical doctor completing research on chronic comorbid conditions and cardiovascular risk as a Rhodes Scholar. She has a particular interest in non-communicable diseases and intensive care medicine.

Former Members

Abel Perez

Programme Manager

Abel was the head of Information Technology and Software Engineering at The George Institute for Global Health. Abel has an extensive experience on managing innovation projects.

Hamid Mohseni

Data Scientist

Hamid Mohseni has a substantial experience in statistics and biomedical data analysis, including continuous, periodic and categorical data.

Fatemeh Rahimian

Machine Learning Scientist

Fatemeh was a data scientist with a wide interest in big data mining algorithms and techniques, including machine learning, deep learning and network/graph algorithms.

Amir H. Payberah

Machine Learning Scientist

Amir was a machine learning scientist with interests on data intensive computing platforms, mining massive datasets and deep learning.