Philip Treleaven is Director of the UK Centre for Financial Computing and Business Analytics and Professor of Computing at UCL. The UK Centre is a collaboration of UCL, London School of Economics, London Business School and the major financial institutions and commercial organisations. The Centre undertakes analytics research in finance, retail, healthcare, services and sport. In sport the work involves: a) development of an analytics and database platform for professional sport, and b) analytics for performance enhancement, injury prevention, talent identification etc.
The UK Centre has over 70 PhD students working on business analytics, and is unique in placing them in banks, funds and companies to develop advanced analytics and software.
Previously Prof. Treleaven was Director of the UK National Sizing Survey (SizeUK) where he pioneered the use of 3D body surface scanning for anthropometrics and measured 11,000 UK adults. This led to national surveys in the USA, Germany, France and Thailand etc.
Dr. Marco Cardinale is the Head of Physiology of Aspire Academy in Doha (Qatar). He led the Sports Science activities for the preparation of Team GB at the Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic Games. A former Handball coach, he has been involved in coach education in various countries in the area of strength and conditioning and exercise physiology. He has been invited speaker in scientific conferences and coaching clinics in 21 countries and has been ad-hoc reviewer for over 15 scientific journals and various research councils.
Dr. Cardinale holds two honorary academic appointments one at University College London in the division of surgical and interventional medicine and one at the University of Aberdeen in the School of Medical Sciences. He has been an advisor to various companies (e.g. Polar Electro, Medisport and Technogym), government agencies (e.g. the European Space Agency) and professional sport organizations and national governing bodies in 4 countries (USA, Italy, Spain, Sweden) before working in the UK.
Dr Ioannis Kosmidis' current methodological research interests involve investigations on optimal estimation and uncertainty quantification for complex statistical models with applications ranging from Biology to Sports Analytics.
Dr Ioannis Kosmidis' has done extensive consultancy work on the statistical analysis of football leagues and has active research collaborations in Sports Analytics on assessing and predicting "performance" in sports, and also on injury prediction and squad optimisation in team sports.
Stelios Kampakis is a PhD candidate in Sports Analytics in the Computer Science Department of UCL. His work in SHARP focuses on applications of machine learning in football and golf, as well as other sports.
Alex Matei is a PhD candidate researching software development and databases in healthcare and sports-related infrastructures.
Akbar is the associate director of elite sport research at the Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH), working closely with Prof. Fares Haddad and the development director Matt James.
In 2007 he set up the Compression Advisory and has worked directly with over 3,000 elite athletes nationally and internationally, supporting and advising their medical teams. In addition he set-up and manages the medical concierge service at the Princess Grace Hospital. This provides acute secondary medical support to elite athletes through the Urgent Care Centre and covers a range of sports including London Premiership games and all competitions at Wembley Stadium.
Louis is an affiliate member of SHARP. Louis is an academic and an applied sports scientist with an expertise in training and high performance and applied sports science. Louis has a 25-year track record of applied work in cycling, and with British Cycling in particular. He is a consultant for the English Institute of Sport and has worked as lead sports scientist with the highly successful British Cycling team preparing for a number of major events including 1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta, and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Over this time Louis has been part of several gold medal teams and has worked with many of Britain’s most successful riders and coaches. Louis has also coached Olympic, World Championship and Commonwealth Games cyclists, including the Great Britain team pursuit and England team time-trial teams.
Louis has published scientific papers modelling different aspects of cycling including optimal pacing strategies and the demands of hour world record. He has also published longitudinal and cross-sectional studies on the effects of exercise and training. Louis' current research focuses on optimising the process of training, especially by analysing training data from devices such as GPS and cycling power meters.