A case for Data Centric Engineering – Professor Mark Girolami at The Royal Society

Turing Fellow Professor Mark Girolami took his advocacy of Data-centric Engineering to The Royal Society this week. In an impassioned 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… 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

Enigma machine goes on display at The Alan Turing Institute

Today an original Enigma machine has gone on display at The Alan Turing Institute. The machine is loaned for display from GCHQ, who have partnered with the Institute to undertake research into data science for defence and security. The display aims to celebrate the legacy of Alan Turing and his fellow code-breakers at Bletchley Park… Read more

AI trained to recognise beautiful scenery

Computer uses deep learning model to identify which scenery is beautiful Artificial intelligence software trialled rating 200,000 photos of London Model can distinguish between green wasteland and beautiful countryside It can also pick out beautiful historic buildings in a city A group of researchers from The Alan Turing Institute and Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School have… Read more

CRAY to provide CRAY URIKA-GX System to The Alan Turing Institute

Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) today announced the Company will provide a Cray® Urika®-GX system to the Alan Turing Institute through a collaboration between Cray, Intel, and the Institute. Hosted at the University of Edinburgh in the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), the Cray Urika-GX system will provide researchers at the Alan Turing… Read more

Institute response to the Royal Society and British Academy Data Governance report

Alan Wilson, CEO of The Alan Turing Institute, responds to the Data management and use – Governance in the 21st century report: “We are delighted to have contributed to this important report published today by the Royal Society and British Academy. It is essential that we determine how to manage the use of data across science,… Read more

The Alan Turing Institute advances its strategic partnership with the UK Government defence and security community

In 2015 The Alan Turing Institute announced its agreement to collaborate with GCHQ and the wider UK defence and security community on data science research. Following a year of knowledge exchange and scoping activities, the Institute has launched its partnership with GCHQ and embarked on strategic relationships with the Ministry of Defence and two associated… Read more