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Patrick Wolfe to join the Board of The Alan Turing Institute

We are delighted to announce that Professor Patrick Wolfe will be joining the Alan Turing Institute Board as UCL’s appointed non-executive Director and Trustee.

Patrick WolfeProfessor Wolfe holds chairs in statistics and computer science at University College London, where he specialises in the mathematical foundations of data science. A Royal Society Research Fellow and EPSRC Established Career Fellow in the Mathematical Sciences, he is Executive Director of UCL’s Big Data Institute and its Centre for Data Science. A past recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House, he has provided expert advice on applications of data science to policy, societal and commercial challenges including to the UK and US governments and to a range of public and private bodies. He serves on the editorial boards of the Proceedings of the Royal Society A (Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences) and the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B (Statistical Methodology), and most recently was an organiser and Simons Foundation Fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute’s 2016 programme on Theoretical Foundations for Statistical Network Analysis.

Patrick will replace the position of Professor Anthony Finkelstein, who was previously UCL’s representative and is now Chief Scientific Advisor for National Security at HM Government, in addition to holding a chair in Software Systems Engineering at UCL.

Howard Covington, Chair of The Alan Turing Institute, commented:

“Patrick Wolfe was an instrumental figure in the start-up phase of the Institute, and he brings to the Board of Trustees considerable expertise which will be extremely valuable to the Institute as we embark on our ambitious plans for the future. We look forward to working with him to drive forward the success of the Institute.

On behalf of all the Institute trustees I would like to extend our sincere thanks to Anthony Finkelstein for his excellent contribution during his time on the Board.”

Professor Wolfe said, “I’m looking forward to working with fellow Board members in my new role. The Institute has made a great start and it will be a pleasure to continue supporting the next stage of its development.”

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Notes to Editors

The Alan Turing Institute Board of Trustees is made up of independent members and nominated Trustees from each of our six founder partners. A full list of Board members can be found in the Leadership section of our website.