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

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