Associate Professor

David Clifton DPhil (Oxon) MEng

Associate Professor of Engineering Science

  • Biography
  • Research
  • DPhil Opportunities

Biography

Professor David Clifton leads the Computational Health Informatics (CHI) Lab. He is a Research Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Visiting Chair in AI for Healthcare at the University of  Manchester, and a Fellow of Fudan University, China. He studied Information Engineering at Oxford's Department of Engineering Science, supervised by Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE. His research focuses on 'AI for healthcare'. In 2018, the CHI Lab opened its second site, in Suzhou (China), with support from the Chinese government.

David is the Research Director of Sensyne Health plc, the UK’s first public company for "clinical AI", the CEO of which is Lord Drayson (previous UK Minister for Science), and which translates research from Clifton’s lab into healthcare practice.

He is a Grand Challenge awardee from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, which is an EPSRC Fellowship that provides long-term strategic support for nine "future leaders in healthcare."

Research Interests

Research in the Computational Health Information (CHI) Laboratory focuses on the development of real in-hospital and in-home systems for Aidriven interventions that are used in practice. Translation into the developing world is a parallel research theme.

The lab has a focus on non-imaging AI applications: time-series analysis, -omics data, and sensor informatics.

Current Projects

  • Whole-hospital surveillance for predicting physiological deterioration
  • Constructing AI-based approaches to operationally running the hospital
  • Fusing the hospital/home boundary with intelligent healthcare wearables
  • Home-based monitoring of patients with long-term conditions
  • Predicting antibiotic resistance from sequencing data
  • Phenotyping immune diseases from –omics and electronic health record data
  • Improving access to clean water in the developing world
  • Translating the above activities to and from healthcare systems in China

DPhil Opportunities

CHI Lab offers a wide range of complex, real-world projects in AI for healthcare.