Erica Yang

Managing Director & Head of Research

A big data and IoT system expert with more than 20 years’ experience in cutting edge computing R&D and engineering complex computing systems. She started her outstanding career with 11 years at the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford as a senior computer scientist.  She became leader of the visual analytics and imaging systems group in the Scientific Computing Department in 2016, then, the founding project director of the £8 million UK Data and Analytics Facility of National Infrastructure (DAFNI) in 2017. DAFNI is a national repository of data, analysis models, advanced analytics and visualisation tools, with integrated computational infrastructure and data services.

Dr Yang also represented STFC in the UK Automotive Council’s working group on virtual Design Verification of Autonomous Vehicles (2016-2018). Her industry oriented research was funded by STFC Innovations Ltd via a proof-of-concept grant on predictive analytics system architecture for Smart Motorway data from Highways England

In 2018, she was certified by the NVDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) as a trainer for academia. Since 2016 she has been working for the European Commission as an expert evaluator for the H2020 ICT, Space and/or Societal Challenges R&D programmes.

Technical lead of Oxford-Google Books project

Technical lead in XtreemOS Grid operating system

PhD specialised in distributed systems and cybersecurity

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