Advisors with Expertise

Project Advisory Board

Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti

Medical Advisor

Dr Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti is a medical oncologist working in the Breast Unit of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. He gained his medical degree at the University of Milan, Italy in 2009 and he completed his specialist training at the University of Milan and National Cancer Institute of Milan, Italy in 2015. He is now working on a research degree (MD[Res]) within the Breast Cancer Research Division of the Institute of Cancer Research of London, UK focusing on different aspects of the care of common malignancies in older adults under the supervision of Dr Alistair Ring and Professor Stephen Johnston.

He has an Italian Board Certification in Medical Oncology and is on the UK General Medical Council Specialist Register (Medical Oncology). He is also Member of the Royal College of Physicians.

He spent the last year of his specialist training working with Dr Martine Extermann at the Senior Adult Oncology Program of the Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa, Florida, USA. In 2016, Dr Battisti joined the Breast Unit of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, where he currently works with Dr Alistair Ring and Professor Stephen Johnston. 

Dr Battisti’s main clinical and research interests are breast oncology, thoracic oncology and geriatric oncology. His main areas of investigation are comorbidity, comprehensive geriatric assessment, quality of life and prediction of treatment toxicity in older patients with cancer.

He authored several publications and book chapters in the fields of geriatric, breast and thoracic oncology. He is President-Elect of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) and has served as Co-Chair and subsequently Chair of the Young Interest Group of SIOG. He also serves as Co-Chair of the European Cancer Organisation Inequalities Focused Topic Network. He is a member of the Elderly Task Force of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and member of the Cancer and Aging Research Group (CARG) Advocacy Committee. Dr Battisti was presented the Arti Hurria Award at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium for his research on the use of chemotherapy in older patients with early breast cancer.

João Gama

Big Data Advisor

João Gama is a Full Professor at the School of Economics, University of Porto, Portugal. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Porto in 2000. He is EurIA Fellow, IEEE Fellow, and member of the board of directors of the LIAAD, a group belonging to INESC Porto. His h-index at Google Scholar is 60. He is an Editor of several top-level Machine Learning and Data Mining journals. He has been ACM Distinguish Speaker. He served as Program Chair of ECMLPKDD 2005, DS09, ADMA09, EPIA 2017, DSAA 2017, served as Conference Chair of IDA 2011, ECMLPKDD 2015, DSAA’2021, and a series of Workshops on KDDS and Knowledge Discovery from Sensor Data with ACM SIGKDD. His main research interests are in knowledge discovery from data streams, evolving data,  probabilistic reasoning, and causality. He published more than 300 reviewed papers in journals and major conferences. He has an extensive list of publications in data stream learning.