Elected: 2018
Discipline: Private Sector Leadership
Dr Jano van Hemert
Applied Science Manager, Amazon
Dr Jano van Hemert is a Senior Member of IEEE and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh. He holds an MSc degree in computer science (1998) and a PhD degree in mathematics and physical sciences (2002) from Leiden University, The Netherlands.
Dr van Hemert is the Director of Data Services for EPCC at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of over 140 publications and the inventor on several granted patents.
He was a Data Science Manager at Amazon from 2022 to 2024. Until 2022, Dr van Hemert directed the research at Optos—a medical device company—where his team commercialised many features on medical devices. Since 2010, he is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh in recognition of his leadership in the research programme of the UK National e-Science Centre supported by a prestigious EPSRC Platform Grant. Before that he held research associate and fellow posts at the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) of the Netherlands, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Vienna University of Technology. From 2005 until 2011 he was a visiting researcher at the Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh of the UK’s Medical Research Council.