Turing researchers lead data-centric engineering session at Royal Statistical Society Annual Conference

On Tuesday 5 September, Turing researchers led a session on ‘Grand challenges in data-centric engineering’at the Royal Statistical Society Annual Conference, held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. The session, supported by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the Alan Turing Institute, presented fundamental research and ground-breaking innovation in the applications of data science to… Read more

What is the future of data in public life?

From Brexit and Trump, to elections and fake news, the last year has seen an extraordinary rise in discussion and debate around the role of data, and data-driven technologies, in public life. On 19 September the British Library and The Alan Turing Institute will bring together a panel – comprising experts in data journalism, data… Read more

Apply now: call for research proposals in cardiovascular data science

The British Heart Foundation and The Alan Turing Institute have launched a joint funding call aimed at generating data science solutions to key cardiovascular problems. Proposals are invited from multi-disciplinary teams for small (≤£50,000) or medium scale (£50,000-£150,000) projects which demonstrate collaboration between one or more data scientists and cardiovascular investigators. Proposals should be co-led… Read more

A new honorary fellowship scheme for the Turing

The Alan Turing Institute Board of Trustees has introduced an honorary fellowship scheme for the Institute, designed to recognise individuals who have substantially supported the Institute and its goals. Honorary Fellows are expected to have contributed significantly to the promotion of the purposes for which the Institute was founded, usually: as a person of academic… Read more

Jonathan Shaw appointed to lead the Turing-HSBC strategic partnership

We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Shaw as the Institute’s newest Programme Director. Jonathan will be leading the Institute’s research programme with HSBC, which aims to advance research into economic data science for the benefit of science, society and the economy. Over the five year strategic partnership announced last year, HSBC will fund scientists at… Read more

A case for data-centric engineering – Professor Mark Girolami at The Royal Society

Turing Fellow Professor Mark Girolami took his data-centric engineering mission to The Royal Society last week. In his lecture, ‘Data-centric Engineering: Hype or Hope?” Professor Girolami used real world examples to emphasise the importance for ensuring mathematical sciences are at the core of today’s data-rich economies. “Every day in what I do in my research… Read more

The Alan Turing Institute and the British Heart Foundation to launch joint funding call in data science for cardiovascular research

This autumn, The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and The Alan Turing Institute will release a call for research grant applications through a dedicated joint funding scheme, with the goal of promoting multi-disciplinary research which could generate data science solutions to key cardiovascular problems. The partnership between the BHF and the Institute follows a scoping workshop… Read more

The Alan Turing Institute celebrates its first year of research

The Institute’s annual report for 2016/17 celebrates achievements in research, collaboration, training the next generation and engagement 2016/17 has seen the Institute move from start-up to full operations, launch its first academic year and map ambitious plans for the future From launching our first ever academic year and kick-starting our research community and scientific programmes, to… Read more

Apply now to work on data science challenges in health and well-being

Apply now to work on data science challenges in health and well-being Data Study Group: Health and Well-being will take place at The Alan Turing Institute between 4-8 September 2017 Students, post-docs and researchers will apply their data science skills to real-world problems from leading organisations in the health sector Example data science challenges to… Read more