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Alena Frankel

Technical Principal for Defence and Security

Alena has 10 years experience in the application of Data Science to problems in the Defence and Security sectors, using her technical and domain knowledge to bridge the gap between cutting-edge technology and pragmatic application. She has worked extensively alongside government customers including Dstl, StratCom and the Home Office, understanding their problems and advising them on their use of Machine Learning.

Before joining Faculty, Alena ran the Applied Research Centre for Defence and Security at the Alan Turing Institute. Prior to her work at Turing, she led the Machine Learning capability area at Roke, spearheading their National Security Data Science campaign and orchestrating their contribution to the SECTORED framework.