Dr Erica Yang, CEO, Founder, Chief Research Scientist

BSc, MSc, PhD

A big data and IoT system expert with more than 20 years’ experience in cutting edge computing R&D and engineering complex computing systems.

20+ years in top-league research institute and universities

Extensive successful track records in winning and running InnovateUKUKRI (UK innovation agency) funded business-led projects

National Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Roundtable (expert of digital twinning, cybersecurity and resilience, UK Research and Innovations – UKRI – Engineering and Physical Science Research Council – EPSRC)

Contributed to approximately £50m worth of UK national, European, and international research projects (Managed/led approximately £9m worth of them)

A well-established and proven PRINCE-II project manager certified since 2011

Previous career

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.

10+ European & UK national projects

Invited expert contributor of UK Innovation Strategy in “Built Environment, Transport and National Infrastructure” (organised by Digital Catapult & BEIS)

Technical lead, Oxford-Google Books project, Bodleian Library, Oxford University (engineering the cloud and processing infrastructure for Bodleian’s rare book collections)

Technical lead in XtreemOS Grid operating system

PhD in computer science with a focus on distributed system engineering and cybersecurity, Durham University, UK

More details – https://sites.google.com/view/ericayang