Does the algorithm know best?

We are delighted to announce that The Alan Turing Institute will be partnering with the Royal Statistical Society on an event at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival. The Institute and RSS session will take place on Thursday 8 June 4.45-5.45pm, and will debate how algorithms dominate society, and whether companies and government need to do… Read more

Turing Faculty Fellows awarded prestigious 2017 Adams Prize

Faculty Fellows, Professor Graham Cormode and Professor Richard Samworth from The Alan Turing Institute have been awarded the 2017 Adams Prize for achievements in the field of Statistical Analysis of Big Data by the University of Cambridge. Graham Cormode is a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Warwick and a Turing Faculty Fellow… Read more

World-leading experts in data science appointed to support The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute has announced the membership of its Scientific Advisory Board, an independent group which will provide strategic advice to the Turing’s Board of Trustees and leadership team on its research programme. Made up of a group of experts in academia, industry and government drawn from organisations around the world, the members bring… Read more

Data Centric Engineering at The Royal Statistical Society Conference 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Lloyds’ Register Foundation – Alan Turing Institute programme in Data-Centric Engineering will be presented at the Royal Statistical Society Conference 2017. The conference will be held from 4-7 of September 2017 at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, bringing together a wide community of statisticians and data scientists… Read more

Turing researcher recruited as chief scientist at Uber

Warm congratulations to Zoubin Ghahramani on his recent appointment as chief scientist at Uber. Regarded highly worldwide as an artificial intelligence and machine learning expert and global leader in probabilistic modelling and machine learning, Zoubin has been instrumental in setting up The Alan Turing Institute in his role as University Liaison Director for Cambridge over the past… Read more

Changes to Institute leadership

The Institute announces that after successfully steering the Institute through its start-up phase, Andrew Blake will step down as Institute Director on 31 March to focus on developing data science research. Andrew will take up the post of Research Director at the Institute. The Institute’s Chief Executive, Alan Wilson, will take on the responsibilities of… Read more

A new team of researchers driving Data-Centric Engineering

Earlier this year we were delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Mark Girolami to lead The Alan Turing Institute and Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s £10 million programme in data-centric engineering. The programme sets out to apply data-driven techniques to major engineering challenges, generating new research and working with industry to apply this research to real-world… Read more

The Alan Turing Institute response to the Government Digital Strategy

Sir Alan Wilson, CEO of The Alan Turing Institute, responds to the publication of the Government Digital Strategy: “Over the past decade, advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, coupled with innovations in computer hardware, have led to an explosion of AI-generated businesses, products and services. These technologies are an integral component of data science,… Read more