Professor Athanasios Tsanas ('Thanasis')
Thanasis studied Engineering for his undergraduate and MSc degrees and completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Oxford (2012). He continued working at Oxford as a Research Fellow in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Mathematics (2012-2016), Stipendiary Lecturer in Engineering Science (2014-2016), and Lecturer in Statistical Research Methods (2016-2019). He joined the Usher Institute, Edinburgh Medical School, University of Edinburgh in January 2017 as a Chancellor's Fellow, a prestigious 5-year tenure-track post. He secured tenure early (December 2019), was promoted to Associate Professor (2020) and to Full Professor (Personal Chair) in Digital Health and Data Science (2022). He is Director of Knowledge Exchange and Research Impact at the Usher Institute, Co-Director of Telescot, and Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.
He received the Andrew Goudie award (top PhD student across all disciplines, St. Cross College, University of Oxford, 2011), the EPSRC Doctoral Prize award (2012) as one of only 8 Oxford PhD students across 11 departments, the young scientist award (MAVEBA, 2013), the EPSRC Statistics and Machine Learning award (2015), and the BIOSTEC/Biosignals Best paper award (2021). He is Co-founder of the NHS Digital Academy, where he led the development and delivery of the 'Clinical Decision Support and Actionable Data Analytics' theme (2018-2022). He sits on the Editorial Boards of JMIR Mental Health and JMIR mHealth and uHealth. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.