The team

The DISCUS team comprises of research faculty, postdoctoral research fellows, postgraduate research students and masters students from Mathematics, Informatics, Physics & Astronomy, and Engineering. Research interests cover computer science, artificial intelligence, mathematical modelling and management of large data sets of particle physics and astronomy data, and many more areas.

The key driver common among researchers is their prowess and passion for data intensive science, having tackled problems of similar nature repeatedly in their careers.

Their ability to translate and analyse data research questions through computational algorithms and techniques, along with their diversity, gives the centre a strong foundation to solve data-driven problems from a wide range of disciplines.

DISCUS Executive Group


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Dr Adam Barrett

Lecturer in Machine Learning & Data Science


T +44 (0)1273 877664

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Dr Peter Hurley

Research Fellow in Extra-Galactic Astrophysics

E  P.D.Hurley@sussex.ac.uk

T +44 (0)1273 877418

Prof. Anotida Madzvamusephoto of anotida

Professor of Mathematical & Computational Biology (Mathematics)


T +44 (0)1273 873529

Prof. Seb Oliverimage of Seb

Professor of Astrophysics (Physics & Astronomy); DISCUS Co-Director (MPS)


T +44 (0)1273 678852

Prof. Fabrizio SalvatoreProf. Fabrizio Salvatore

Professor of Physics (Physics and Astronomy)


T +44 (0)1273 873227

Dr Ivor Simpson
Dr Ivor Simpson

Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence (Informatics)


T +44 (0)1273 678564

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Dr. Julie Weeds

Lecturer in Computer Science (Informatics); DISCUS Executive Group Member; DISCUS Co-Director (EngInf)


T +44 (0)1273 877267