Dr Adrian Weller appointed as Programme Director for Artificial Intelligence at The Alan Turing Institute

We are delighted to announce that Dr Adrian Weller has been appointed Programme Director for Artificial Intelligence (AI) at The Alan Turing Institute. Recognising the importance of AI to the UK’s industrial future, in November 2017 Government recommended that the Turing become the national institute for AI, adding this important area of research to our… Read more

Andrew Blake announces he will step down as Research Director at the Turing

The Turing’s Research Director, Professor Andrew Blake, has announced that he will be stepping down from his role in March 2018 to focus on his research interests in the AI community, in particular autonomous vehicles. Andrew will continue his association with the Turing through an Honorary Fellowship, awarded by the Institute’s Board of Trustees in… Read more

Turing and Oxford Psychiatry join forces on machine learning and mood disorder research

The Alan Turing Institute and University of Oxford are launching a new collaboration bringing together the fields of psychiatry and data science. In partnership, Turing and Oxford will be developing language processing techniques that are effective for the assessment of mood. This project, which has been awarded seed-funding from the Turing, seeks to address mental… Read more

Two universities to join The Alan Turing Institute

We are delighted to announce that two universities—the University of Birmingham and the University of Exeter— are set to become part of The Alan Turing Institute. They will join our network of university partners, including Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick and UCL, who were selected as founder members in 2015, and Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Queen… Read more

Professor Sir Adrian Smith appointed to lead The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute has appointed Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS as Institute Director. Professor Smith, currently Vice-Chancellor at the University of London, will take up his new role in autumn this year. Howard Covington, Chair of The Alan Turing Institute, said: “I am delighted that Adrian has agreed to lead the Institute. He not… Read more

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