Imperial means Intelligent Business

About Us

Bringing fundamental changes to business through data science

We believe that organisations of the future will be radically reconstituted by breakthroughs in data science and business analytics, bringing fundamental changes to how companies manage  people, operations, and marketing. We are pursuing high-impact research in partnership with organisations that will be writing this future.

Bringing fundamental changes to business through data science

We believe that organisations of the future will be radically reconstituted by breakthroughs in data science and business analytics, bringing fundamental changes to how companies manage  people, operations, and marketing. We are pursuing high-impact research in partnership with organisations that will be writing this future.

Our research areas

We are focusing our combined resources on the areas that matter most to today’s business leaders and tomorrow’s leading businesses.
Operations
Organisation Behaviour
Marketing & Strategy
Health Management
Economics
Data Science and AI

Our research areas

We are focusing our combined resources on the areas that matter most to today’s business leaders and tomorrow’s leading businesses.

Our researchers

Dr. Mark Kennedy
Associate Professor and Director, Imperial Business Analytics: Organisational Behaviour I Strategy I Business Reputation
Prof. Jonathan Haskel
Chair in Economics: Economics and Growth I Productivity I Intangibles I Investment and Growth
Prof. Kalyan Talluri
Munjal Chair in Global Business and Operations: Operations I Pricing I Revenue Management I Workforce
Dr. Mark Kennedy
Associate Professor and Director, Imperial Business Analytics: Organisational Behaviour I Strategy I Business Reputation

Mark’s research focuses on the emergence of new markets and industries by exploring the origins and dynamics of categories and social ontologies — the basic building blocks we use to build organisations, markets, and society.

Prof. Jonathan Haskel
Chair in Economics: Economics and Growth I Productivity I Intangibles I Investment and Growth

Jonathan’s research gives individuals and organisations a deep understanding of the value of intangibles, ideas and knowledge in our economy. Currently, he is using data sources to answer; (a) how much investment organisations make in 'intangible' or 'knowledge' assets, e.g. software, R&D and new business processes; (b) how much investment contributes to economic growth as whole, and; (c) what public implications may arise, particularly in science policy.

 

Prof. Kalyan Talluri
Munjal Chair in Global Business and Operations: Operations I Pricing I Revenue Management I Workforce

Kalyan’s research interests are in network and service design, data analytics, revenue management and pricing. His ground-breaking algorithms have helped to transform airline and transportation organisations’ ability to determine their prices, making him a pricing guru within these industries.  

Dr. Catarina Sismeiro
Associate Professor: Marketing I Customer Experience I Social Media I Consumer Behaviour
Dr. Marisa Miraldo
Associate Professor: Healthcare Reform I Policy Economics I Regulation I Reputation Risk
Dr. Wolfram Wisemann
Associate Professor: Operations I Logistics I Production planning I Supply-chain management
Dr. Catarina Sismeiro
Associate Professor: Marketing I Customer Experience I Social Media I Consumer Behaviour

Combining her expertise in consumer behaviour, big data and social media, her insights inform social media giants and news companies about what drives individuals to websites and what influences consumers to stick or flick websites. As well as a marketing and social media enthusiast, Catarina’s research also lends itself to the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Marisa Miraldo
Associate Professor: Healthcare Reform I Policy Economics I Regulation I Reputation Risk

Regulation, Industrial Organisation, Policy and Public Economics are all areas of interest in Marisa’s research. Her most recent focus is in Pharmaceutical and Health Economics. Bringing her academic edge into business, Marisa's economic consulting and advising engagements range from working with global bodies such as The World Health Organisation to Volvo and ThermoFisher.

Dr. Wolfram Wisemann
Associate Professor: Operations I Logistics I Production planning I Supply-chain management

An expert in logistics, operation and production planning, Wolfram’s research has enabled companies to make informed decisions to transform the management of their production of goods - opening new avenues to produce, ship and make changes to their supply chain. A mathematical model and operations enthusiast, Wolfram focuses on projects within the Energy, Defence, Banking and Healthcare sectors.

Dr Julio Amador
Research Associate: Economics I Marketing I Political Science
Dr Mimi Zhang
Research Associate: Stochastic modelling I Vine copulas I Maintenance decision optimisation.
Dr Paolo Zaffaroni
Professor of Financial Econometrics: Financial econometrics and econometric theory I Assest I Risk management
Dr Julio Amador
Research Associate: Economics I Marketing I Political Science

Julio’s area of expertise is social and economic networks. He holds a BSc in economics from Tecnologico de Monterrey and an MSc and PhD in economics from the University of Essex, UK.

Dr Mimi Zhang
Research Associate: Stochastic modelling I Vine copulas I Maintenance decision optimisation.

Mimi holds a BSc in statistics from USTC and a PhD in engineering management from CityU, HK. Her research has a strong methodological focus, motivated by real problems that impact engineering or business practice.

Dr Paolo Zaffaroni
Professor of Financial Econometrics: Financial econometrics and econometric theory I Assest I Risk management

Paolo's main research interests are financial econometrics and econometric theory as well as risk management and asset allocation. He acts as a quantitative consultant in asset and risk management and an instructor of executive courses for various financial institutions.

Dr Miguel Molina-Solana
Research Associate: Machine Learning
Dr Miguel Molina-Solana
Research Associate: Machine Learning

Miguel’s research focuses on applications of Knowledge representation and Machine Learning to several domains with the aim of gaining deeper understanding of the underlying patterns, and producing more informed decisions.

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Mark’s research focuses on the emergence of new markets and industries by exploring the origins and dynamics of categories and social ontologies — the basic building blocks we use to build organisations, markets, and society.

Jonathan’s research gives individuals and organisations a deep understanding of the value of intangibles, ideas and knowledge in our economy. Currently, he is using data sources to answer; (a) how much investment organisations make in 'intangible' or 'knowledge' assets, e.g. software, R&D and new business processes; (b) how much investment contributes to economic growth as whole, and; (c) what public implications may arise, particularly in science policy.

 

Kalyan’s research interests are in network and service design, data analytics, revenue management and pricing. His ground-breaking algorithms have helped to transform airline and transportation organisations’ ability to determine their prices, making him a pricing guru within these industries.  

Combining her expertise in consumer behaviour, big data and social media, her insights inform social media giants and news companies about what drives individuals to websites and what influences consumers to stick or flick websites. As well as a marketing and social media enthusiast, Catarina’s research also lends itself to the pharmaceutical industry.

Regulation, Industrial Organisation, Policy and Public Economics are all areas of interest in Marisa’s research. Her most recent focus is in Pharmaceutical and Health Economics. Bringing her academic edge into business, Marisa's economic consulting and advising engagements range from working with global bodies such as The World Health Organisation to Volvo and ThermoFisher.

An expert in logistics, operation and production planning, Wolfram’s research has enabled companies to make informed decisions to transform the management of their production of goods - opening new avenues to produce, ship and make changes to their supply chain. A mathematical model and operations enthusiast, Wolfram focuses on projects within the Energy, Defence, Banking and Healthcare sectors.

Julio’s area of expertise is social and economic networks. He holds a BSc in economics from Tecnologico de Monterrey and an MSc and PhD in economics from the University of Essex, UK.

Mimi holds a BSc in statistics from USTC and a PhD in engineering management from CityU, HK. Her research has a strong methodological focus, motivated by real problems that impact engineering or business practice.

Paolo's main research interests are financial econometrics and econometric theory as well as risk management and asset allocation. He acts as a quantitative consultant in asset and risk management and an instructor of executive courses for various financial institutions.

Miguel’s research focuses on applications of Knowledge representation and Machine Learning to several domains with the aim of gaining deeper understanding of the underlying patterns, and producing more informed decisions.

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Our student scholars

Christina Tatli
Data Analytics Scholar with KPMG (2016)
Christopher Ying
Data Analytics Scholar with KPMG (2016)
Neha Sharma
Data Analytics Scholar with KPMG (2015)
Christina Tatli
Data Analytics Scholar with KPMG (2016)

Christina is currently studying for an MSc in Business Analytics at Imperial College Business School. She also holds a Diploma of Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Christina's interests and freelance experience are in the area of machine learning and signal processing.

 

Christopher Ying
Data Analytics Scholar with KPMG (2016)

Chris is currently studying for an MSc in Business Analytics at Imperial College Business School and has a specific interest in machine learning and other statistical methods in data science He also holds a first-class BSc in Mathematics with Statistical Finance from Imperial College London.

Neha Sharma
Data Analytics Scholar with KPMG (2015)

Neha graduated from Imperial in 2016 with an MSc in Business Analytics, she also holds a BTech Degree from Punjab Technical University in Computer Science Engineering.

Junhong Chen
Data Analytics Scholar with KPMG (2015)
Junhong Chen
Data Analytics Scholar with KPMG (2015)

Junhong graduated from Imperial in 2016 with an MSc in Business Analytics, he also holds a BSc degree from Imperial College in Mathematics with Statistics for Finance.

Christina is currently studying for an MSc in Business Analytics at Imperial College Business School. She also holds a Diploma of Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Christina's interests and freelance experience are in the area of machine learning and signal processing.

 

Chris is currently studying for an MSc in Business Analytics at Imperial College Business School and has a specific interest in machine learning and other statistical methods in data science He also holds a first-class BSc in Mathematics with Statistical Finance from Imperial College London.

Neha graduated from Imperial in 2016 with an MSc in Business Analytics, she also holds a BTech Degree from Punjab Technical University in Computer Science Engineering.

Junhong graduated from Imperial in 2016 with an MSc in Business Analytics, he also holds a BSc degree from Imperial College in Mathematics with Statistics for Finance.

Operations

Kate heyworth
Centre Manager
Lorraine Sheehy
PA/ Administrator
Kate heyworth
Centre Manager

Kate joined Imperial in November 2015. She has an MA in War Studies from Kings College London and a BSc in English and History from Brunel University. Kate has over 10 years’ experience within a university setting, with operational experience in supporting teaching and research administration, project management, IT support, research finance management and a wide range of personnel issues.

Lorraine Sheehy
PA/ Administrator

Lorraine joined Imperial February 2013 and currently supports the activities of Imperial Business Analytics and the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation. She has assisted several departments within Imperial College Business School and has over 30 years’ experience within administration and finance.  Lorraine has worked within large corporations such as Shell and the BBC, as well as running the family business for 13 years

Kate joined Imperial in November 2015. She has an MA in War Studies from Kings College London and a BSc in English and History from Brunel University. Kate has over 10 years’ experience within a university setting, with operational experience in supporting teaching and research administration, project management, IT support, research finance management and a wide range of personnel issues.

Lorraine joined Imperial February 2013 and currently supports the activities of Imperial Business Analytics and the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation. She has assisted several departments within Imperial College Business School and has over 30 years’ experience within administration and finance.  Lorraine has worked within large corporations such as Shell and the BBC, as well as running the family business for 13 years

Our alliance

We help executives achieve greater value from their data by bringing together some of the best data scientists and business leaders to focus on solving complex business challenges.

"At KPMG our clients are tackling increasing volume, velocity and complexity of big-data. Finding better ways of analysing data is the key to unlocking its profitability. I am excited that this alliance will unleash new waves of productivity, growth and innovation”

Christian Rast

Global Head of Data and Analytics, KPMG