News and highlights in 2017

It has been a significant year of growth and achievement for The Alan Turing Institute. In this post we share some of our favourite news and stories from 2017.

ESRC/Turing Fellowships awarded to improve understanding of ‘Smart’ and ‘Happy’ cities

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The Alan Turing Institute have awarded two joint fellowships which aim to build collaboration between the social sciences and data science. Professor Alison Heppenstall and Professor Ganna Pogrebna have each been granted fellowships to drive the development and application of data science in the study of two… Read more

Turing response to National Infrastructure Commission report: Data for the public good

Today the National Infrastructure Commission published the report: Data for the public good, which looks at how AI and other new technologies could transform the UK’s infrastructure and recommends The Alan Turing Institute’s involvement. In response to the report’s publication Sir Alan Wilson, Turing CEO said: “There is a new utility, so crucial to the… Read more

Turing at NIPS 2017

Researchers in AI and data science from around the globe headed to Long Beach, California this week to attend NIPS 2017, one of the world’s biggest annual conferences for machine learning. This year’s NIPS (which stands for ‘neural information processing systems’) received a record-breaking number of submissions, and so we were delighted to see a… Read more

A new Managing Director for Innovation for the Turing

We are delighted to announce that The Alan Turing Institute has appointed Christine Foster as Managing Director for Innovation. Christine will be responsible for driving forward the Turing’s goal to translate its data science and artificial intelligence research into real-world impact. She will forge connections between the Turing’s science activities and industry, public sector and… Read more