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30th January 2017
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Mark Girolami appointed to lead The Alan Turing Institute-Lloyd’s Register Foundation data-centric engineering programme

Professor Mark Girolami FRSE has been appointed to lead The Alan Turing Institute-Lloyd’s Register Foundation £10 million programme into data-centric engineering. An internationally leading researcher in statistical sciences, Mark has had a broad career including 10 years as an engineer at IBM. He brings to the programme significant experience of developing and applying advanced statistical… Read more

30th January 2017
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Alan Turing Institute researchers warn that upcoming laws requiring companies to reveal how their algorithms work could fail to deliver

As increasingly more of our economic, social and civic interactions – from credit markets and health insurance applications, to recruitment and criminal justice systems – are carried out by computer algorithms, concerns have been raised about the lack of transparency behind the algorithmic technology, which leaves individuals with little understanding of how decisions are made… Read more

26th January 2017
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Spend a year of your PhD boosting your data science skills at The Alan Turing Institute

In a scheme unique to the Institute, doctoral students typically in their second or third year of study at a UK university can undertake a year-long placement at the Institute’s  brand new research facility in the British Library, London. Joining a community of more than 100 senior academics, early career researchers and PhD students from… Read more

25th January 2017
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Using Twitter to Estimate Crowd Size at the National Mall

Suzy Moat and Tobias Preis, scientists from the Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School and Alan Turing Institute Faculty Fellows have presented a new timely application on how data from Twitter and mobile phone networks may inform about the number of attendees recorded in certain restricted areas. After President Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony, last… Read more

17th January 2017
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The Alan Turing Institute Data Ethics Group

We are delighted to announce the membership of The Alan Turing Institute’s Data Ethics Group. Made up of academics specialising in ethics, social science, law, policy-making, and big data and algorithms, the group will be responsible for driving the Institute’s research agenda in data ethics, and working across the organisation to provide advice and guidance… Read more