Researchers and practitioners face a common need for high quality tools, practices, methodologies, platforms and systems.
Many domains can benefit from the deployment of cutting-edge algorithms and approaches, but these cannot be effectively applied unless realised as usable software libraries, reproducible analyses and workflows, or high performance computational environments.
The Research Engineering Group (REG) contributes skills in research software engineering and data science in support of other programmes, as well as to its own projects. This model of working ensures that the tools they develop are useful and applicable to a wider range of areas. The team supports professional delivery of impactful research across the Turing's programmes, as well as its own research interests.
The team concentrate mainly on:
- Collaboration with academics across the Institute and supporting research with our software engineering and data science expertise.
- Development of open reproducible practices and tools.
- Connecting academic research with real-world problems while working with strategic commercial partners.
- Advanced support and provision of computing platforms that underpin research.
- Teaching and training.
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Header image: Close up of a Bletchley Park Bombe, designed by Alan Turing and his colleagues to decipher German Enigma machine messages in WW2. Source: mendhak, Flickr, Creative Commons.
Read about some of our project highlights. See here for a complete list.
Twinning ways: how digital twins will change our world for the better
Turing researchers are creating virtual bridges, farms and truck fleets to benefit the real-world counterparts
Providing COVID-19 expertise to the UK government
The Turing-RSS Health Data Lab delivered invaluable insights to the UK Health Security Agency throughout the pandemic
Bridging the gap between physical and digital
The Turing’s data-centric engineering programme and its collaborators are unlocking insights into the world-first 3D printed steel bridge, using innovative data science techniques and ‘digital twin’ technology
Research Engineering is involved in many projects across the Turing, collaborating both with academics and strategic commercial partners.
Below is the list of our most recent projects, the full list can be found here.
App-based information governance for trustworthy research environments
Delivering an open source 'information governance system in a box' to support data protection in trustworthy research environments
Optimising flow within mobility systems with AI
Using interactive data visualisation, mathematical and computer modelling, and machine learning to transform the way cities are planned and urban traffic is managed
The Gamma: democratising data science
Democratising data science by building tools that encourage everyone to understand data better
Blogs and News Stories
For a full list of blogs and news associated with REG see here.
We asked ChatGPT to create some Christmas cracker jokes. Here’s what happened
Can chatbots play with puns?
Can our algorithm predict the winner of the 2022 football World Cup?
And how likely are England or Wales to win?
A change of tune: the evolution of music tastes on Desert Island Discs over 80 years
The latest instalment from our Turing Data Stories project considers how music and guests have changed on the long-running radio programme
The most recent events involving REG are shown below. For a complete list see here.
Data Study Group - March 2023
Turing TIN Data Study Group – February 2023
Webinar: Edge computing for Earth observation
Below is the list of our most recent publications, the full list can be found here.