Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe
Dr. Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe is a visiting data science researcher at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. She also works commercially, currently as the Lead Data Scientist at Popsa, and previously a Senior Data Scientist at Channel4. Chanuki's research entails using big online datasets and deep learning to understand how the aesthetics of the environment influences human wellbeing. For example, how might we design our future cities to be conducive to our wellbeing? Her research has been featured in the press worldwide including the Economist, Wired, The Times, BBC, Spiegel Online, Guardian, Telegraph, Scientific American, Newsweek, and MIT Technology Review. She received her Ph.D. from the Data Science Lab, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.