Ms. Ekaterina Kyulyumova-Petrova is a graphic designer within Trilateral. She has a BA in PR, Marketing and Graphic Design from the Berghs School of Communication (Sweden). She has more than 4 years’ experience as a freelance graphic designer and has worked for companies and organisations in Sweden, Ireland and the UK. Within Horizon 2020 Ekaterina has been involved in developing infographics, posters and brochures for European projects. Ekaterina is skilled in the use of Adobe applications including photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Lightroom.
Desmond Faucher – Senior Research Accountant, joined Trilateral on the 1st March 2017. Over 10 year experience within the private sector, Higher Education(HE) and National Health Service(NHS) dealing with research Grant accounting and management, Consultancy Contracts, administration of project portfolios and dealing with many Funders.
Kim Ngo, Principal Data Analytics, joined Trilateral in 2016. His expertise is in signal processing, machine learning, and agile software development covering applications such as ASR, Hearing aids, Mobile phones, VoIP/PSTN conferencing, and Recommendation engines with focus on big data and on-line consumer behavior. Before joining Trilateral, Kim worked as a Research Engineer at NXP Software in Belgium, Senior Software Engineer at Citrix Online in Germany, and CTO of a startup company QuanoX in Sweden. His work at Trilateral will be focused on driving new business opportunities in the areas of data science/analytics. Kim has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark.
Tao has joined as a Data Scientist with extensive knowledge and experience in text and data analytics. Tao’s work focuses on designing and developing data analytics solutions for industry clients, and providing consulting advice on data curation and data exploitation. He heads our services related to assisting clients in identifying how to monetise their data and capture the benefits associated with data-driven innovations. Before joining Trilateral, Tao worked as a Technical Specialist with a focus on predictive analytics and data mining for a Norwegian IT consulting company in London. In addition to private sector experience, Tao worked in an academic environment for several years as a Research Fellow and University Lecturer. In addition to private sector work, Tao participates in European Commission FP7 and H2020 projects. His PhD is in Machine Learning from the University of Bedfordshire.
Julia Muraszkiewicz, Research Analyst, joined Trilateral in 2016 and is a member of the Crisis team. Julia has a strong background in human rights, human trafficking, migration and criminal law and is finishing her PhD in law at Vrije University Brussels. Recently, Julia completed an online course from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and HarvardX: Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster. In addition to her education background, Julia has experience in managing research activities for EU funded projects, writing reports, developing policy recommendations, undertaking dissemination activities and applying for funding. Julia has also in the past worked in the third sector and in solicitor firms. In her spare time Julia co-runs the Manchester Stop the Traffik group and volunteers at a safe house for victims of human trafficking.
Pascale Waschnig, Grants Administration Manager, joined Trilateral in 2014. She works in the Programme management Office (PMO) on budgeting, financial management and reporting of EU grants, tenders and private contracts. She has extensive experience in international project and communication management in both the public and private sector. Pascale holds an MA in International Trade and Languages as well as Project management qualifications (PRINCE 2 Practitioner/six-sigma).
Jedrzej Czarnota, Research Analyst, joined Trilateral in January 2016 and is a member of the Data Science team. His areas of expertise and research interests include innovation, open source, high-technology and creative industries, as well as co-creation of services. Jedrzej has been involved in projects relating to user-led innovation, financial appraisal, crowdfunding, and organisational transformation. He has provided consultancy services to the videogames industry in the USA and Europe, working on a number of projects related to data security and business model innovation. He has also worked in the biotechnology industry in France and Malaysia. Jedrzej has recently completed his PhD in Business and Management at Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (Alliance Manchester Business School). He holds a MSc in Innovation Management and a BSc in Biotechnology (Enterprise) from the University of Manchester. Jedrzej presents at major international conferences, and he has published book chapters with the University of Minnesota Press, as well as being a regular front-page contributor to Gamasutra.com.
Maurice Said, Research Analyst, joined Trilateral in 2015 and is a member of the Crisis Management team. Maurice has spent over a decade working and conducting research in disaster affected communities along coastal Sri Lanka. During this time Maurice worked as a volunteer, NGO staff worker, project consultant and field researcher. He has worked on numerous EU FP-7 projects dealing with irrigation, mining, migration, perceptions of Europe and, coastal development in the Mediterranean. His areas of expertise and research interests include post-disaster development, community resilience, politics and patronage, kinship, ritual, factionalism, suicide and self-harm, exoticization, narrative and participatory research methodologies. He leads Trilateral’s work on the FORTRESS (Foresight Tools for Responding to cascading effects in a crisis) and the DANTE (Detecting and analysing terrorist-related online contents and financing activities) projects and has contributed to research on tender projects for the GDPC (Global Disaster Preparedness Centre) and UKCDS (UK Collaborative on Development Sciences). He is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker for the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) and is widely published in peer-review journals. He has a PhD in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Durham University.
Su Anson, Research Analyst, joined Trilateral in 2014 and is a member of the Crisis team. Her areas of expertise include emergency preparedness, marketing, and qualitative research methods. Prior to joining Trilateral, Su was a Project Officer and Researcher at Aston University working on the European Commission funded Disaster 2.0 and Evacuation Responsiveness by Government Organisations (ERGO) projects. Su has over nine years’ experience of working on international research projects conducting research (interviews, focus groups, surveys) with key stakeholders, including; humanitarian actors, government officials, and emergency management practitioners. She has extensive experience of cross-cultural research having conducted research in nine countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Poland, Sweden, and the UK). Su has a PhD in emergency preparedness from Aston University and an undergraduate degree in Marketing. Su currently leads the dissemination for the Horizon 2020 projects INSPEC2T and ResiStand, and previously worked on the FP7 project TACTIC. Since joining Trilateral, Su has worked on two tender contracts for the Global Disaster Preparedness Center and one for UKCDS.