World-leading experts in data science appointed to support The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute has announced the membership of its Scientific Advisory Board, an independent group which will provide strategic advice to the Turing’s Board of Trustees and leadership team on its research programme. Made up of a group of experts in academia, industry and government drawn from organisations around the world, the members bring… Read more

Data Centric Engineering at The Royal Statistical Society Conference 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Lloyds’ Register Foundation – Alan Turing Institute programme in Data-Centric Engineering will be presented at the Royal Statistical Society Conference 2017. The conference will be held from 4-7 of September 2017 at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, bringing together a wide community of statisticians and data scientists… Read more

Turing researcher recruited as chief scientist at Uber

Warm congratulations to Zoubin Ghahramani on his recent appointment as chief scientist at Uber. Regarded highly worldwide as an artificial intelligence and machine learning expert and global leader in probabilistic modelling and machine learning, Zoubin has been instrumental in setting up The Alan Turing Institute in his role as University Liaison Director for Cambridge over the past… Read more

Changes to Institute leadership

The Institute announces that after successfully steering the Institute through its start-up phase, Andrew Blake will step down as Institute Director on 31 March to focus on developing data science research. Andrew will take up the post of Research Director at the Institute. The Institute’s Chief Executive, Alan Wilson, will take on the responsibilities of… Read more

A new team of researchers driving Data-Centric Engineering

Earlier this year we were delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Mark Girolami to lead The Alan Turing Institute and Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s £10 million programme in data-centric engineering. The programme sets out to apply data-driven techniques to major engineering challenges, generating new research and working with industry to apply this research to real-world… Read more

The Alan Turing Institute response to the Government Digital Strategy

Sir Alan Wilson, CEO of The Alan Turing Institute, responds to the publication of the Government Digital Strategy: “Over the past decade, advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, coupled with innovations in computer hardware, have led to an explosion of AI-generated businesses, products and services. These technologies are an integral component of data science,… 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

Turing researchers team up with Winton to support tech entrepreneurs

Over the past three months, researchers from The Alan Turing Institute have collaborated with Winton, a data-driven global investment firm, to offer expert advice to five new start-ups taking part in the Winton Labs accelerator programme. The five early stage start-ups won their place on the accelerator programme from over 100 applicants, in a judging process… Read more