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August 2020

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Research Assistant/Associate Alan Turing Institute-funded research programme PALAEOANALYTICS

3 Aug 20

Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term) - CLOSING DATE 30 August 2020 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year The University of Cambridge invite applications for a 1-year, fixed-term, full-time postdoctoral research associate. The starting date is negotiable but will be 1 October 2020 or as soon thereafter as possible by ... [more]

July 2020

Professor Norman Fenton

People and Pandemics – A Better World?

31 Jul 20

People and Pandemics – A Better World? Professor Norman Fenton was one of the speakers at a Public Lecture Series on 'People and Pandemics – A Better World?' The other speakers were Dr Philippa Lloyd, Professor Barbara Taylor and Dr James Bradley.  In this panel discussion Dr Philippa ... [more]

Queen Mary's Data Science and AI MSc Conversion Course

Queen Mary launch masters conversion programme in Data Science and AI

16 Jul 20

The innovative new programme will open up the field of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to students from non-STEM backgrounds. Queen Mary's Data Science and AI MSc Conversion Course The MSc in Data Science and AI by conversion programme, which launches in September 2020, will break new ground as unlike ... [more]

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Job Opportunities at the Alan Turing Institute - deadline approaches

15 Jul 20

Deadline approaches for several opportunities at The Alan Turing Institute The post of Science Writer at The Alan Turing Institute - the job specification is here CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 26 July 2020 In addition, there are four ethics and policy positions at ... [more]

Queen Mary experts discuss the impact of Covid-19 in the second Digital Public Lecture Series event. Credit: Queen Mary

Digital Public Lecture Series: Covid-19's severity and the chance to reset

2 Jul 20

In the latest Digital Public Lecture Series three experts from Queen Mary continued their discussion on the impact of Covid-19 and highlighted how we assess its severity and if this opportunity to reset society will be seized or will pass us by. The second episode of the newly launched series ... [more]

June 2020

Lord Clement-Jones, CBE, FRSA

Lord Clement-Jones, Chair of Council at Queen Mary presents 'Democracy and Technology'

29 Jun 20

Our planned Spring School on Data Science and Quantum Computing was cancelled due to Covid-19 and did not take place this spring at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor. However, our guest of honour, Lord Clement-Jones has kindly shared a video of his talk, 'Democracy and Technology'. The link is below. Abstract: The ... [more]

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Coronavirus: our study suggests more people have had it than previously estimated

26 Jun 20

IADS researchers have co-authored a new article in The Conversation on our work on COVID19 infection and fatality rates. The article is a collaboration between Norman Fenton, Professor of Risk and Information Management; Magda Osman, Reader in Experimental Psychology; Martin Neil, Professor in Computer Science and Statistics & Scott McLachlan, Postdoctoral ... [more]

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Paid Intern Opportunity - Leeds Institute for Data Analytics - closing date 17 July

24 Jun 20

The Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) is now inviting applications for the fifth cohort of its leading Data Scientist Internship Programme. Paid internships are available for a fixed term period of 12 months, commencing end September 2020, to help drive research activity across each of LIDA’s constituent areas: health informatics, ... [more]

Sean Gong, Professor of Visual Computation

Sean Gong ranked inside Top 20 Computer Scientists in UK

10 Jun 20

We are delighted to report that Professor Sean Gong has been ranked 19th for Computer Science in the UK by 'Guide 2 Research' in their Leading Computer Scientist List. This ranking lists all leading computer scientists affiliated with the United Kingdom and includes other eminent computer scientists from the Alan Turing ... [more]

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IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology

9 Jun 20

IBM’s CEO says we should reevaluate selling the technology to law enforcement IBM will no longer offer general purpose facial recognition or analysis software, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said in a letter to Congress. The company will also no longer develop or research the technology. “IBM firmly opposes and ... [more]

Study in twins finds our sensitivity is partly in our genes. Credit: libre de droit/

Study in twins finds our sensitivity is partly in our genes

5 Jun 20

Some people are more sensitive than others – and around half of these differences can be attributed to our genes, new research has found. The study, led by Queen Mary University of London, compared pairs of identical and non-identical 17-year-old twins to see how strongly they were affected by positive or ... [more]

Dr Adrian Bevan

Deputy Director invited to speak at CogX Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Breakthrough Technology

1 Jun 20

Dr Adrian Bevan, deputy director of the Institute, has been invited to present his research at this year's CogX Global Leadership Summit and Festival of AI & Breakthrough Technology. This is a national event and a forward thinking gathering of leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, policy makers, artists, academics and activists, addressing the ... [more]

May 2020

Professor Ginestra Bianconi

Invited talk for Net-COVID 'Math Models of Epidemic Spreading in the Time of COVID-19' by Ginestra Bianconi

26 May 20

Invited talk for Net-COVID 'Math Models of Epidemic Spreading in the Time of COVID-19' by Turing Fellow Ginestra Bianconi Earlier this month Professor Ginestra Bianconi gave an invited talk as part of Net-COVID. Ginestra’s talk can be accessed on YouTube: [more]

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Two more places on Turing Enrichment Scheme for Queen Mary students

21 May 20

We are delighted to announce that two PhD students at Queen Mary University of London have been made offers to join the Turing's doctoral Enrichment Scheme. Hannah Nicholls (Queen Mary, Clinical Pharmacology) and Ilaria Manco (Queen Mary, Electronic Engineering and Computer Science) will be taking up their places on the ... [more]

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, Co-Director of the WHRI and Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Queen Mary University of London

Nick Robinson interviews Professor Sir Mark Caulfield

13 May 20

This morning on BBC Radio 4 Today's Programme @BBCr4today Nick Robinson interviewed Professor Sir Mark Caulfield from the The William Harvey Research Institute - Barts and The London. Why do some people become very "ill with this infection & others have mild or asymptomatic courses"? "We want to read the whole ... [more]

Professor Sir Adrian Smith

Professor Sir Adrian Smith to take up presidency of the Royal Society

6 May 20

Professor Sir Adrian Smith has been confirmed as President Elect of the Royal Society. He will take up the post of President on 30 November 2020 and will continue his leadership of The Alan Turing Institute as Director. Howard Covington, Chair of The Alan Turing Institute said: ‘This is an immensely prestigious ... [more]

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Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs)

4 May 20

The latest details on the Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs) have been updated: IAA COVID-19 Rapid Response Impact Acceleration programme Proposals: up to £10,000 Deadline: n/a This funding is available for translational research projects across physical sciences and engineering disciplines, which have credible potential impact in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Projects ... [more]

Professor Adrian Martineau, Queen Mary

New study to identify highest risk factors for COVID-19

1 May 20

Scientists are calling on the public to sign up to a new study which will help identify who is most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and why some people become more ill than others with the disease. The COVIDENCE UK study, led by Queen Mary University of London, opens today [... [more]

April 2020

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Opportunity for a Turing Academic Recruitment Manager

30 Apr 20

The Alan Turing Institute is seeking an Academic Recruitment Manager to cover a 12 month contract within their People Team. The successful candidate will lead on recruitment calls for academic positions across all career stages. This includes regular annual calls for doctoral level training programmes and specialised calls for senior positions. ... [more]

Professor Sir Mark Caufield

Queen Mary and Barts Health launch Covid-19 research programme

23 Apr 20

Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, as part of their Barts Life Sciences initiative, have begun a new programme of Covid-19 research across Barts Health hospitals, including NHS Nightingale Hospital London. Covid-19 patients will be recruited into clinical trials to understand why some people become severely ... [more]

What a causal model would look like

Coronavirus: country comparisons are pointless unless we account for these biases in testing

3 Apr 20

Researchers from the Institute of Applied Data Science at Queen Mary have developed an initial prototype “causal model” whose structure is shown in the Coronavirus figure below. The links between the named variables in a model like this show how they are dependent on each other. These links, along with ... [more]

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Spotlights: Highlighting the brilliant minds working at the Turing and Queen Mary

2 Apr 20

Prabhakar Rajan As a surgeon and a scientist, Turing Fellow Prabhakar Rajan’s work at Queen Mary University of London spans medicine and biological science. Read more at the Turing link below:

March 2020

Queen Mary plays its role during Covid-19 pandemic

31 Mar 20

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, Queen Mary continues to play its engaging role. Last week, the University relieved all of its clinical academic staff of their commitments to be fully available to support the NHS and donated much needed diagnostic equipment to the hospital. In addition, final year ... [more]

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Senior Grants Manager - opportunity

26 Mar 20

The Alan Turing Institute are now seeking a Senior Grants Manager to initiate, develop and support applications to funders, in both public and private sector. This role will report directly to the Director of Partnerships and work closely with Partnership Development Leads and Programme Managers. Closing date for applications: Sunday 26 ... [more]

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Ethics Fellows (x 2) The Alan Turing Institute

25 Mar 20

The Alan Turing Institute are now seeking two Ethics Fellows for the Public Policy Programme. The successful candidate(s) will support the programme’s important role as an advisor to public sector organisations on the responsible design and deployment of AI systems. We would like to hear from you if ... [more]

Cumberland Lodge

Postponement of Spring School on Data Science and Quantum Computing.

18 Mar 20

Following the announcement from the Government on Monday evening, we are postponing our Spring School on Data Science and Quantum Computing at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor (scheduled 29th March to 2nd April 2020). The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing situation and these are truly extraordinary times. As many of you will ... [more]

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Opportunity for a Turing Institute Curriculum Development Lead (Data Skills Taskforce)

12 Mar 20

The Alan Turing Institute is looking for a Curriculum Development Lead to contribute to a new Data Skills Taskforce project in order to develop an Executive Education resource. This online portal will support C-Suite executives and managers to increase data capability by providing national-scale training which reduces financial and geographic ... [more]

Queen Mary to launch innovative doctoral training programme in Data Science and Engineering

Queen Mary to launch innovative doctoral training programme in Data Science and Engineering

11 Mar 20

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have awarded £1.6M funding to Queen Mary University of London for a programme to encourage people from non-academic backgrounds to pursue doctoral training. The Centre for Doctoral Training in Data-Centric Engineering, forms part of the UKRI’s DTP Doctoral Mobility Pilot, which aims to increase ... [more]

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Fellowships Coordinator Opportunity at the Alan Turing Institute

6 Mar 20

There is currently an opening at the Alan Turing Institute for a Fellowship Coordinator. The role will coordinate and oversee the delivery of the internal and external fellowships schemes, as well as offer administrative support for the broader activities of the Academic Engagement team. The closing date for applications is 22 ... [more]

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Using medicine-based approaches to protect pollinators

5 Mar 20

Molecular medicine approaches could improve the efficiency and sensitivity of pesticide research and evaluation, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London. Sequencing techniques, which provide thousands to millions of measurements per sample, have already revolutionised medical research with RNA sequencing methods routinely used to assess the risks of ... [more]

February 2020

Dr Magda Osman, Turing Fellow

Psychologists discover secret to achieving goals

21 Feb 20

Research led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London has provided new insights into why people often make unrealistic plans that are doomed to fail. The study, published in the journal Behavioural Brain Research, analysed the complex relationship between reward and effort in achieving goals, and identified two critical ... [more]

Cumberland Lodge, Windsor

Spring School on Data Science and Quantum Computing, 29 March - 3 April, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor

19 Feb 20

A Spring School on Data Science and Quantum Computing is being organised by the Institute of Applied Data Science at Queen Mary University of London. It takes place from Sunday 29th March to Thursday 2nd April 2020. The event includes: Spring School on Data Science: 29-31 March 2020 Workshop on Quantum Computing: 1... [more]

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In Focus: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

11 Feb 20

Recent studies suggest that 65 per cent of children entering primary school today will have jobs that do not yet exist. While more girls are attending school than before, girls are significantly under-represented in STEM subjects in many settings and they appear to lose interest in STEM subjects as they reach ... [more]

January 2020

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announce major funding boost for mathematical sciences

29 Jan 20

As part of a package of announcements the UK Government has announced additional funding for mathematical sciences including £7 million pa additional funding for new PhDs/research fellows at our collaboration partner the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research. Major funding announced by PM Boris Johnson on Monday 27 Jan 2020, will provide a ... [more]

Dr Ajith Parlikad is Reader in Asset Management at the University of Cambridge

Speaker Dr Ajith Parlikad delivers 'Asset Management in the Digital Age'

14 Jan 20

We were delighted to welcome Dr Ajith Parlikad, Head of Asset Management Group at the University of Cambridge, Ajith gave a truly engaging talk on Innovation in Asset Management and the use of Digital Twins. The substantial number of questions that arose following his talk demonstrated the high levels of ... [more]