Democratising Data Science: A framework for data-driven storytelling

In this blog we interview Tomas Petricek, Visiting Researcher at The Alan Turing Institute and creator of The Gamma project, a new tool for aggregating and visualising data. What does data science mean to you?  Data science is such a new field that everyone still has their own definition of what it really is. For me,… Read more

Thinking machines: What has psychology got to do with data science?

Part of the joy of data science is how it brings people together. Computer scientists and mathematicians, statisticians, engineers and ethicists collaborating to unlock the billions of gigabytes of data generated globally every day. A good example of this in action in The Alan Turing Institute is the work of Brad Love, a psychologist at… Read more

How Could Distributed Ledger and Blockchain Technologies Make Society Safer?

The example of blockchain technology most people are familiar with is Bitcoin; the established digital currency which first became popular in 2009 as a system that would allow safe financial transactions without the need for an intermediary. However, more and more applications of distributed ledger technologies have been developed and the Distributed Ledger Technology: Beyond… Read more

Industry Challenges Tackled by Turing Data Study Groups

Last week, The Alan Turing Institute hosted a week-long data study workshop bringing together researchers and industry to work on complex data science problems posed by six major companies: Airbus, National Grid, Siemens, Shell, Sygenta and Tata Steel. The event, sponsored by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, offered 65 researchers gathered from 12 universities the opportunity to… Read more

What is data science?

Data science has emerged in response to the growing need to make sense of the billions of gigabytes of data generated globally every day, and their powerful impact on our society, economy and way of life. But what exactly is it? To mark one year since our launch as the national centre for data science,… Read more

Bitcoin and Beyond: The Alan Turing Institute Cryptocurrencies Workshop

    “Cryptocurrencies” refer to techniques for purely digital currencies. The most famous of these is Bitcoin, but since its creation numerous other currencies have also been created, relying on the underlying Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to create a publicly verifiable list of transactions: the blockchain. In response to the growing interest in cryptocurrencies from the… Read more