Soroosh Afyouni PhD

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Soroosh Afyouni PhD

Lead Data Scientist

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Dr Soroosh Afyouni is a lead data scientist at BioXcelerate. Prior to completing his PhD in Statistical Neuroimaging at University of Warwick in 2017 where he specialised in statistical network and time series analysis, Soroosh received a Master of Engineering from University of Birmingham in 2012.

From 2017 to 2020, Soroosh has continued his research as a (junior and senior) postdoctoral researcher by joining the Big Data Institute at the University of Oxford where he developed time series models for accurate estimate of human brain activities in large scale datasets such as the UK Biobank. During his time at Oxford, Soroosh received a Merit Award from the Internal Organization for Human Brain Mapping. In 2021 Soroosh joined the University of Cambridge’s department of psychology and faculty of mathematics to focus on developing ML methods for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition to his academic background, Soroosh has spent close to two years at a US-based management consulting firm, where he worked with biggest pharmaceutical companies to address their R&D and commercial strategic challenges ranging from utilizing electronic health records in clinical trials to designing and pressure testing newly designed R&D operating models. Soroosh joined bioXcelerate in 2023, where he will be working on application of statistical and machine learning methods on precision medicine. 

Other Staff Members

Dr Zhana Kuncheva

Director of Health Data Science

Dr Chris Foley

Chief Data Scientist & Managing Director