James Weatherall | Executive Director & Head, Advanced Analytics Centre
AstraZeneca

James Weatherall, Executive Director & Head, Advanced Analytics Centre, AstraZeneca

Jim Weatherall is the Head of the Advanced Analytics Centre (AAC) at AstraZeneca, a department of approximately 30 clinical data scientists covering advanced statistics, scientific computing and biomedical & health informatics.  The mission of the AAC is to transform drug development decision making through applied data science.  A particle physicist by training, Jim spent time as an academic researcher, before becoming a scientific software engineer consulting across a range of different industries, including the life sciences, before joining AZ.  He is now committed to driving the application of advanced analytics as way of unlocking the full potential of data – focussed on the transformation of clinical trials and wider R&D – through data & text mining, machine learning & artificial intelligence, visual analytics, modelling & simulation, advanced statistical methods, and exploration of new technologies.

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