Defence and security

The defence and security sector has long been an environment rich in data, resulting in many scientific advances being published over the last 30 years. These advances have filtered down into other applications, such as healthcare, consumer technology, and the energy sector.

To continue to be at the cutting edge of data science, the defence and security community – represented by the Ministry of Defence (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and Joint Forces Command) and GCHQ – are collaborating with The Alan Turing Institute to deliver an ambitious programme of data science research.

The programme has three goals:

  • To deliver world-leading research
  • To deliver impact in real world scenarios
  • To develop the next generation of data science leaders

The programme is led from The Alan Turing Institute headquarters in the British Library.