Elaine Chew, an operations researcher and pianist, is Professor of Engineering in the Department of Cardiovascular Imaging in the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, and in the Department of Engineering, at King’s College London. Born in Buffalo, NY, and raised in Singapore, Elaine studied music and computational maths at Stanford and proposed the spiral array model in her PhD at MIT. A pioneering music information researcher, she is forging new paths between music and cardiovascular science. She is PI of COSMOS, using citizen+data science to probe music structures created in performance, and HEART.FM, making tools and techniques to study how these structures affect cardiac response. Her work has been recognised by the ERC, PECASE, NSF CAREER, and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.