What is a CDT?

Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) fund students to support their technical and transferrable skills training, as well as research.

 

2019 CDT Announcements

February 2019 saw two announcements around CDTs. 16 UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) CDTs were announced as part of the government’s AI skills and talent package. This is designed to help ensure the UK has the skills needed to make the most of artificial intelligence applications in the economy.

75 CDTs were also announced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UKRI, to develop the skills needed for UK prosperity. These centres will ensure the next generation of doctoral level students are equipped to tackle research and innovation challenges across the engineering and physical sciences landscape, including subjects such as quantum engineering, medical imaging and offshore renewables.

 

Working in partnership

A number of the successful CDTs are engaging with the Turing and are from a combination of Turing’s university partners, as well as the national university network. The Turing supported these bids and welcomes the new CDTs as they align to our ambitions by:

  • Delivering new training and research opportunities.
  • Enhancing the data science and AI skills agenda nationally.
  • Supporting the next generation of data science and artificial intelligence leaders.

The Turing intends to create opportunities to enrich and engage the multi-disciplinary CDT student community in a way which builds their research experience and fosters interaction and collaboration at a national level. This partnership between a network of CDTs and convened by the Turing Institute is badged under the umbrella term Connections.

 

UKRI CDTs

Name of organisation

Name of CDT

Director

Website

​UCL

Foundational Artificial Intelligence

David Barber

Link

​UCL

AI-enabled Healthcare Systems

Geraint Rees

Link

University of Exeter

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence: Data Science & AI for Sustainable Futures

Gavin Shaddick

Link

University of Edinburgh

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Natural Language Processing

Mirella Lapata

Link

​University of Bristol

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Interactive Artificial Intelligence

Peter Flach

Link

University of Leeds

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence for Medical Diagnosis and Care

David Hogg

Link

QMUL

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence and Music (AIM)

Simon Dixon

Link

Kings College London and Imperial College London

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Safe and Trusted Artificial Intelligence (STAI) Michael Luck Link
University of Bath

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI)

Eamonn O'Neill  Link

Universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea  

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Advanced Computing (AIMLAC) Gert Aarts Link
University of Sheffield

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Speech and Language Technologies (SLC)

Thomas Cain Link

Imperial College London

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for Healthcare  Aldo Faisal Link

University of Cambridge 

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for the Study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER) Emily Shuckburgh Link

 

EPSRC CDTs

Name of organisation

Name of CDT

Director

Website

​UCL

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity

David Pym

Link

University of Warwick

Mathematics for Real-World Systems II Centre for Doctoral Training

Magnus Richardson

Link

Durham University

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2)

Colin Bain

Link

Imperial College London

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials (ACM)

Stephen Skinner

Link

UCL

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geometry and Number Theory at the Interface: London School of Geometry and Number Theory 

Michael Singer

Link

University of Bristol

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Statistics and Data Science (COMPASS)

Nick Whiteley

Link

University of Cambridge

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power (TURBO)

Graham Pullan

Link

University of Edinburgh

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematical Modelling, Analysis and Computation (MAC-MIGS)

Ben Leimkuhler

Link

University of Oxford and Imperial College London

 

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Modern Statistics and Machine Learning (STATML) Axel Gandy Link

University of Liverpool

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Distributed Algorithms: the what, how and where of next-generation data science

Simon Maskell

Link

University of Cambridge

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment (FIBE2)

Abir Al-Tabbaa Link

 

Further information

If you are a prospective student interested in applying for a place at the CDT, please contact the relevant CDT directly.

For further details on how the Turing is working with CDTs, or if your CDT is interested in partnering with the Institute through the training-focused Connections programme, please get in touch at [email protected]