Ms Ellen Ashmore

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

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I have a background in analytical chemistry and a chemistry degree from the University of Bath (MChem). Prior to joining C2D3 I spent the majority of my career working in New Zealand for a government research institute where I researched food safety and environmental chemistry, including heavy metals, carcinogenic compounds, and pathogenic bacteria in food, and illicit drugs in wastewater. My clients for such research included industry, academia and government ministries and departments in New Zealand and Australia.

Research interests

After relocating back to the UK, I have brought my skills in project and programme management to the University of Cambridge and am the Coordinator for the Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3). Here at C2D3 I promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research in machine learning, artificial intelligence and data science, and support the growing community.

I have a particular interest in extending opportunities to learn data-driven discovery skills to all students and researchers across the University, from STEM right the way through to the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.


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 and AI. C2D3 is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge.

  • Supports and connects the growing data science and AI research community 
  • Builds research capacity in data science and AI to tackle complex issues 
  • Drives new research challenges through collaborative research projects 
  • Promotes and provides opportunities for knowledge transfer 
  • Identifies and provides training courses for students, academics, industry and the third sector 
  • Acts as a gateway for external organisations 

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