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Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe

Visiting researcher, Alan Turing Institute

Dr. Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe is a visiting data science researcher at the Alan Turing Institute (the UK national institute for data science and artificial intelligence). She also works commercially as the Lead Data Scientist at Popsa (using AI to automatically curate photo content ). 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 and Scientific American. She received her PhD from the Data Science Lab, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.

Prior to embarking on her PhD, Chanuki had a successful design career that included running her own digital design consultancy for over eight years in London, advising clients, including the Tate, Design Museum, Dezeen, NESTA and the Gulbenkian Foundation how to present their businesses successfully online.