Professor Peter Coveney, Director of the Computational Life and Medical Science Network
Professor Peter Coveney holds a Chair in Physical Chemistry and is Director of the Centre for Computational Science (CCS), an Honorary Professor in Computer Science and a member of CoMPLEX at UCL. He is also Professor Adjunct within the Medical School at Yale University. Coveney is active in a broad area of interdisciplinary theoretical research including condensed matter physics and chemistry, life and medical sciences including collaborations with clinicians. Coveney is PI of the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) Network of Excellence. He has held a large number of EPSRC grants, including that as PI of the RealityGrid e-Science project and its extension as a Platform Grant; inter alia, he also led the GENIUS project, which applies lattice-Boltzmann fluid simulation techniques to model patient-specific brain blood flow in support of clinical decision making. He holds several major US NSF and DoE funded supercomputing grants. Coveney is the recipient of an HPC Challenge Award (Supercomputing 2003), an HPC Analytics Challenge Award (SC05), and International Supercomputing Conference Awards (2004 and 2006). He is a founding editor of the new Journal of Computational Science and to date has published 275 scientific papers and edited 20 books.
Dr Samantha Gan, CLMS Administrator
Samantha is the administrator for the Computational Life and Medical Sciences Network, and maintains the public face of CLMS, as well as organizing events and coordinating communications across the Network. She has also been involved in drafting public policy and strategy documents through the e-Infrastructure Leadership Council and the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology. She has a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences: drug delivery from King's College London, and several years’ experience in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as in science and healthcare policy.
Dr. Riam Kanso, Research Associate & Policy Advisor
Riam completed her DPhil in Cognitive Neurscience at the University of Oxford. She is currently working as a research associate and policy advisor at UCL’s Computational Life and Medical Sciences Network. She has been involved in drafting high performance computing strategies within the UK research sphere, and in promoting open science and open data policies within several EU funded projects. She represents UCL on the Virtual Physiological Human Institute Policy Affairs Working Group.