Dr Larisa Soldatova

Staff details

Position Reader in Data Science
Department Computing
Email l.soldatova (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7863
Dr Larisa Soldatova

Larisa joined Goldsmiths in November 2017 as director of the online Masters in Data Science programme.

Larisa is an internationally recognized expert in AI, particularly in discovery science, reasoning, knowledge representation and semantic technologies. She leads in Goldsmiths the EPSRC-funded project ACTION on cancer aiming to develop an AI system to assist in recommending personalized cancer treatments. The project is in partnership with the University of Manchester and has a funding total of over £1,300,000.

Larisa is also working on the Robot Scientists project, which investigates what processes of scientific discovery can be automated and how robotic and human scientists can work together. The Robot Scientist Adam was the first system that made an autonomous scientific discovery.

Larisa is involved in a number of international projects on the development of semantic standards, e.g. Machine Learning Schema, Robotics Task Ontology Standard, Laboratory Protocols EXACT.



Coutant, Anthony; Roper, Katherine; Trejo-Banos, Daniel; Bouthinon, Dominique; Carpenter, Martin; Grzebyta, Jacek; Santini, Guillaume; Soldano, Henry; Elati, Mohamed; Ramon, Jan; Rouveirol, Celine; Soldatova, Larisa N and King, Ross D.. 2019. Closed-loop cycles of experiment design, execution, and learning accelerate systems biology model development in yeast. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(36), pp. 18142-18147. ISSN 0027-8424

Olier, Ivan; Sadawi, Noureddin; Bickerton, G. Richard; Vanschoren, Joaquin; Grosan, Crina; Soldatova, Larisa and King, Ross D.. 2018. Meta-QSAR: a large-scale application of meta-learning to drug design and discovery. Machine Learning, 107(1), pp. 285-311. ISSN 0885-6125

Bandrowski, Anita; Brinkman, Ryan; Brochhausen, Mathias; Brush, Matthew H; Bug, Bill; Chibucos, Marcus C; Clancy, Kevin; Courtot, Mélanie; Derom, Dirk; Dumontier, Michel; Fan, Liju; Fostel, Jennifer; Fragoso, Gilberto; Gibson, Frank; Gonzalez-Beltran, Alejandra; Haendel, Melissa A; He, Yongqun; Heiskanen, Mervi; Hernandez-Boussard, Tina; Jensen, Mark; Lin, Yu; Lister, Allyson L; Lord, Phillip; Malone, James; Manduchi, Elisabetta; McGee, Monnie; Morrison, Norman; Overton, James A; Parkinson, Helen; Peters, Bjoern; Rocca-Serra, Philippe; Ruttenberg, Alan; Sansone, Susanna-Assunta; Scheuermann, Richard H; Schober, Daniel; Smith, Barry; Soldatova, Larisa N ; Stoeckert, Christian J; Taylor, Chris F; Torniai, Carlo; Turner, Jessica A; Vita, Randi; Whetzel, Patricia L and Zheng, Jie. 2016. The Ontology for Biomedical Investigations. PLoS ONE, 11(4), e0154556. ISSN 1932-6203

Quinn, Jacqueline Y; Cox, Robert Sidney; Adler, Aaron; Beal, Jacob; Bhatia, Swapnil; Cai, Yizhi; Chen, Joanna; Clancy, Kevin; Galdzicki, Michal; Hillson, Nathan J; Le Novère, Nicolas; Maheshwari, Akshay J; McLaughlin, James Alastair; Myers, Chris J; P, Umesh; Pocock, Matthew; Rodriguez, Cesar; Soldatova, Larisa ; Stan, Guy-Bart V; Swainston, Neil; Wipat, Anil and Sauro, Herbert M. 2015. SBOL Visual: A Graphical Language for Genetic Designs. PLoS Biology, 13(12), e1002310. ISSN 1544-9173

Williams, Kevin; Bilsland, Elizabeth; Sparkes, Andrew; Aubrey, Wayne; Young, Michael; Soldatova, Larisa N ; De Grave, Kurt; Ramon, Jan; de Clare, Michaela; Sirawaraporn, Worachart; Oliver, Stephen G and King, Ross D. 2015. Cheaper faster drug development validated by the repositioning of drugs against neglected tropical diseases. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 12(104), 20141289. ISSN 1742-5662

Soldatova, Larisa N ; Nadis, Daniel; King, Ross D; Basu, Piyali S; Haddi, Emma; Baumlé, Véronique; Saunders, Nigel J; Marwan, Wolfgang and Rudkin, Brian B. 2014. EXACT2: the semantics of biomedical protocols. BMC bioinformatics, 15 Sup, S5. ISSN 1471-2105