Fidel Alfaro Almagro

Member of the Department of Science Policy

Involvement in SRUK/CERU

Fidel Alfaro studied Computer Sciences at Universidad de Granada (Spain) in 2006, obtained a Masters Degree in Artificial Intelligence from UNED (Spain) in 2011, and has completed his DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford.

Between those degrees he worked as a Software Engineer in Spanish private consultancy companies and spent a year at CERN (Switzerland) with a fellowship from the Spanish Government. He has worked in brain imaging analysis in Madrid (2011 to 2013) and Oxford (2013 to present day) where he started his DPhil.

His research is focused on developing fully automated analyses tools for the UK Biobank Project, the largest brain imaging study to date, with 6 different brain imaging modalities acquired from 100,000 subjects. In this project his aim is to develop new methods for multimodal-imaging population modelling using supervised machine learning methods, with the ultimate goal being to find early biomarkers of brain diseases.

His personal interests include science policy, public engagement and science communication, making him join the Working Group from Oxford Constituency, the Science Policy Department and the committees for the 4th, 5th and 6th International Symposium SRUK/CERU. Some days he has time to sleep.

He always feels weird when he writes about himself in the third person.

Contributions by Fidel Alfaro Almagro