Ian Simpson

Professor of Biomedical Informatics & Director UKRI Artificial Intelligence CDT in Biomedical Innovation

























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Postgraduate teaching

Programming for Biomedical Informatics (INFR11260)

Foundations in Biomedical Artificial Intelligence Research (INFR11262)

Inter-Disciplinary Biomedical Artificial Intelligence Research (INFR11274)











Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


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UG4, MInf, MSc & PhD students











Current PhD students supervised

Past PhD students supervised

  • Xin He (2017)
  • Maciej Pajak (2018)
  • Emilia Wysocka (2019)
  • Samuel Heron (2019)
  • Alba Crespi (2022)
  • Magdalena Navarro (2022)
  • Michael Yates (2023)
  • Jamie Campbell (2023)
  • Nicholas Moir (2024)

Research summary

Developing novel computational, statistical and machine learning methodologies to understand biological systems. In particular the development and function of the brain in relation to neurological diseases.











Current research interests

- Analysis of High-Throughput Data from the Brain - Graph-Based Approaches for the Analysis of Biological Data - Molecular Phylogenetics - Molecular Modelling of Brain Disease

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