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Huiqi (Yvonne) Lu DPhil

Research Fellow


Huiqi obtained her DPhil at the Industrial Informatics and Signal Processing Group, in the Department of Engineering at the University of Sussex in 2008. During her doctoral study, she developed a commercial iris-identification system for use on mobile phones, which led to a patent and her work being presented at the House of Commons in 2007. Huiqi then worked on breast cancer research at the University of Sussex and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, followed by research into diabetic retinopathy at the University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Huiqi joined the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford in 2018. Her current research is focussed on the development of machine learning methods for robustly tracking patient condition using home-monitoring systems for chronic disease. In 2019, she was awarded a Daphne Jackson Trust / Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship, which supports her as an independent investigator focused on technology for maternal and child health.

Research Interests

  • Machine learning
  • Digital health
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Robotics,
  • Quantum computing

Current Project

Blood glucose monitoring for gestational diabetes health and care: from reactive treatment to preventative medicine.

Related Academic


  • Daphne Jackson Research Fellowship Award
  • STEM Ambassador of the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • UK Research Council International Research Studentship