New Lecturer joins Data Science Group

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Dr Delaram Jarchi has joined the University of Kent as a lecturer in computing, in the School of Computing. She is a member of the Data Science group and is based at the Medway campus.

Delaram joins Kent from the University of Oxford where she was a senior researcher at the computational health informatics lab and a research member of the Wolfson College Oxford. Dr Jarchi’s research interests are body sensor network, biomedical signal processing and machine learning. Her recent research is focused on designing new algorithms and validation of commercial wearable sensors for robust estimation of physiological parameters such as heart rate, respiratory rate and blood oxygen saturation level in very unobtrusive ways. The objective of her research is to develop the next generation of smart wearables suitable for use in clinical settings. Her research is published in various IEEE journals such as IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Neural systems and rehabilitation engineering, IEEE Sensors, IEEE reviews in Biomedical Engineering.

Her research on accelerometery based estimation of breathing rate has been filed as a patent application (GB 1803994.1) and assigned to Oxford University Innovation Limited for commercialisation.

She is an associate member of the Bio Imaging and Signal Processing (BISP) technical committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society. She is an active reviewer for various conferences and journals such as ICASSP, IEEE-JBHI (one of the 2014 best reviewers) and Sensors. She is also in a signed agreement to serve as the second author of the Body Sensor Networks & Algorithm Design book; an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Delaram completed a PhD in biomedical signal processing at the University of Surrey, she also holds an MSc in artificial intelligence and a BSc in computer engineering. She has been a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London, University of Manchester and University of Bristol prior to joining the University of Oxford.

Delaram said ‘Being a member of the Data Science group has further inspired me to contribute to the academic life at the School of computing during the next academic year. I’m really excited for this opportunity to be joining the School of Computing at Kent. It will be a great experience for me to collaborate with the very strong of team of academics at the Data Science group and to be able to further pursue my research in computing.’

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