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Queen Mary University of LondonQueen Mary University of London

Institute of Applied Data Science


Welcome to the Institute of Applied Data Science

"Alan Turing has been named the most "iconic" figure of the 20th century, fighting off competition from international leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela. Turing was picked by the public during a live broadcast of BBC Two's 'Icons: The Greatest Person Of The 20th Century'," named by the BBC, Feb 2019

"Every time we use a computer or go online, we benefit from the genius of Alan Turing and the foresight of Sir Tim Berners-Lee."
Prime Minister Theresa May, spoken at Jodrell Bank, May 2018

Queen Mary University of London has joined the Alan Turing Institute. The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute is named in honour of Alan Turing, whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing is considered to have laid the foundations for modern-day data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute’s goals are to undertake world-class research in data science and artificial intelligence, apply its research to real-world problems, drive economic impact and societal good, lead the training of a new generation of scientists, and shape the public conversation around data. This presents a major opportunity to take a leading role in this high profile national initiative and has led directly to the creation of the Institute of Applied Data Science here at Queen Mary University of London.

Data science and artificial intelligence play an increasingly important role in modern life and, as a result of this exciting new partnership, we will be building significantly upon our world leading research activity. Some of the research themes currently being explored include, ethics in medicine and bioethics and Human Rights; development economics, analysis of genetic and genomic data; statistical models for cancer risk; machine learning, artificial intelligence for data analytics, and also national cyber security.

The Institute of Applied Data Science brings together researchers from law, humanities and social science, medicine and dentistry, and science & engineering at Queen Mary in order to tackle a whole range of social, political and health issues. Professor Michael Farber is Director of the Institute and outlines his vision and its potential for collaboration:

"The partnership with the Alan Turing Institute will help us to develop top quality research in data science and artificial intelligence. Joining the Alan Turing Institute will allow us to collaborate with the most advanced research teams from leading UK universities; we will be working with major industrial partners of the Institute and will be first to address the scientific calls of the British government. The partnership will add to our recognition and prestige by including Queen Mary in a list of highly successful British universities." 
Professor Michael Farber, 2018.

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