Appointed Trustee - April 2019
Professor Yike Guo has been the Founding Director of Imperial College London’s Data Science Institute since April 2014.
Professor Guo lectured at Imperial College London from 1997 and became professor in computing science in the Department of Computing in 2002. He is a world renowned researcher in the area of big data analysis, with the broad experiences of applying data mining and machine learning technology for scientific applications, especially in the areas of engineering and medicine.
In the last 20 years, he has managed research projects as Principle Investigator or Co-PI with total funding of £130 million, and significant social and economic impacts. In the last 17 years, he has led two companies, InforSense and IDBS, by translating his technology achievements into successful products. He was Chief Executive Officer of Inforsense, a spinout company of ICL he established, from 1999 to 2009; and Chief Innovation Officer of IDBS, after its acquisition of Inforsense in 2009. The products Professor Guo has led development of have more than 50,000 users worldwide. He is a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of The British Computer Society.
Professor Guo has a strong collaboration with China in research and commercial development. He is non-executive director of public listed companies and has been involved in the development of many start-up companies. He has been the Chief Strategist in Data Economy at Shanghai Industrial Technology Institute since 2013; Overseas Scientific Advisor in Big Data of the Beijing Municipality Government since 2013; and Overseas Scientific Advisor in Big Data and AI of the Jiangsu Provincial Government since 2016. He was named as one of the 10 most influential data scientists in China by China’s National Information Centre in 2017.