Steering committee



Emeritus Professor of the Mathematics of Systems

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Director of HPCS

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Research Chair in Biostatistics, University of Cambridge (Appointed in June 2012)
Director, MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge (Appointed in April 2012)

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Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering

Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Data Centric Engineering

University Lecturer on Astrostatistics

Aviva Partnership Manager


Faculty (Reader level) in Management Practice
Director & Co-founder of the Cambridge Centre of Alternative Finance (CCAF)


Coordinator, Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3)

About us

The Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) brings together researchers and expertise from across the academic departments and industry to drive research into the analysis, understanding and use of data science.

The Centre is funded by a series of collaborations with partners in business and industry which have an interest in using data science for the benefit of their customers and their organisations. Our founding partner is Aviva, the UK’s leading insurance company. We work with industrial partners to build a portfolio of collaborative research projects, provide professional development opportunities for their own staff and access to the full breadth and depth of the University’s talent pool in the area of data science.

With unprecedented access to increasing volumes of data, our research ranges from the underlying fundamentals in mathematics and computer science, to data science applications across all six University Schools of Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology.

In parallel, our research addresses important issues around law, ethics and economics, in order to apply data science to solve challenging problems for society.

C2D3 supports collaboration and knowledge transfer in this growing field.

Join us.