Unlocking challenges for health and well-being via data science solutions

Last month, six industry partners, and 70 students, postdocs and senior academics took part in a Data Study Group at The Alan Turing Institute. The aim of the session was to develop data science solutions to challenges for health and wellbeing. So what did we learn over the five days and what were some of… Read more

Universities closest to global transportation hubs will be most successful in future

Universities of the future should be built on the crossroads of many global air traffic ways to ensure long term academic success – according to researchers from The Alan Turing Institute, the University of Warwick and University of Birmingham. After considering universities’ performance measured by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and analysing their global… Read more

Distributed ledger for engineered systems: hype or hope?

A new report published by The Alan Turing Institute and Lloyd’s Register Foundation identifies significant potential for engineers to use distributed ledger/blockchain technology to improve safety However, understanding of this new technology remains a major issue and increased education is needed in order to see it have impact in the engineering sector Distributed ledger technology-often… Read more

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

AI’s “Trolley Problem” Problem

The striking ascent of self-driving cars, from the stuff of sci-fi to a dealership near you, offers one of the most transformative examples of the impact of artificial intelligence on society. Cars are a technology that almost everyone in developed societies will use at some point in their lives (whether as driver or passenger), and… Read more