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December 2018

Dr Ruth Ahnert

Queen Mary University of London leads major new research project, Living with Machines, which is set to be one of the biggest and most ambitious humanities and science research initiatives ever to launch in the UK.

20 December 2018

Living with Machines is a major five-year inter-disciplinary research project with The Alan Turing Institute and the British Library and has been awarded £9.2 million from the UK Research and Innovation’s Strategic Priorities Fund. It will use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse historical sources. Revolutionising historical research The initiative will ... [more]

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The Alan Turing Institute to spearhead new cutting-edge data science and artificial intelligence research after £48 million government funding boost

19 December 2018

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has today announced funding for two major new research programmes in artificial intelligence, both led in collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute. The first programme will undertake and apply data science and artificial intelligence research with the goal to transform four key areas of science, ... [more]

Data Study Groups at The Alan Turing Institute

Funding call for data sets and application challenges

7 December 2018

In pursuit of its mission, the Alan Turing Institute will be piloting mechanisms to catalyse the impact of data science and artificial intelligence across its university partners. The Turing are looking for end users (academic or non-academic: industry, 3rd sector, government) or data scientists with access to interesting data sets ... [more]

Wolfson Library (Credit: Wilson Mason)

Barts Charity funds £6.5m to grow Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

6 December 2018

£6.5 million of funding has been awarded by Barts Charity to Queen Mary University of London to transform the Charterhouse Square campus at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and provide modern, cutting-edge teaching and medical research facilities. This investment by Barts Charity will underpin a programme of ... [more]

Impact event liaisons and event organisers

Call for Turing Institute academic data science impact event liaisons and event organisers

6 December 2018

In pursuit of its mission, the Alan Turing Institute will be piloting mechanisms to catalyse the impact of data science and artificial intelligence across its university partners. The Turing are looking to fund local data study events to generate interdisciplinary or translational impact across the UK. For this, the Turing ... [more]

Painting with Houses (Bilt mit Hausern) by Wassily Kandinsk (1909)

Probability and Risk - Improving public understanding of probability and risk with special emphasis on its application to the law. Why Bayes theorem and Bayesian networks are needed

5 December 2018

The case of the Kandinsky painting and Bayes' theorem During World War 2 many thousands of pieces of valuable artwork were stolen from Jewish families by the Nazis and their collaborators in countries they occupied. The 2015 film The Woman in Gold (with Helen Mirren) told the story of one such painting ... [more]


November 2018

Trust in use of patient data

Cultural shift needed to keep trust in use of patient data

29 November 2018

A radical culture change in the NHS, and across the health data and medical technology community, is needed to make sure that the NHS can deliver benefits from patient data, and to retain public trust, says a new report authored by Queen Mary University of London academics. The report, published ... [more]

Dr Gareth Tyson

'Privacy and Trust in the Decentralised Web'

15 November 2018

Queen Mary has been awarded a grant by the Turing Institute to study the properties of the Decentralised Web. 'Privacy and Trust in the Decentralised Web' will be led by Turing Fellow Dr Gareth Tyson in this new technology seeing rapid uptake. The grant will allow researchers form Queen Mary, ... [more]

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PhD at The Alan Turing Institute – applications now open

15 November 2018

About the studentship The Alan Turing Institute and Queen Mary University of London offer a number of places each year to motivated graduate students to complete a fully funded PhD. The Turing doctoral studentship scheme combines the strengths and expertise of world-class universities with the Turing’s unique position as ... [more]

Blockchain

Are blockchains compatible with data privacy law?

5 November 2018

Blockchains could be compatible with data privacy law after all, according to new study. There is significant uncertainty as to how European data protection rules apply to blockchain technology, according to a new study by researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge. The analysis, published ... [more]


October 2018

Professor Norman Fenton

Understanding of forensic science is poor in UK criminal justice system

31 October 2018

The level of understanding of forensic science among lawyers, judges, and juries is poor, according to evidence submitted to parliament by a group of researchers from Queen Mary University of London. The researchers suggest that forensic science is contributing to injustices because of misunderstandings about matching trace evidence to a ... [more]

The Alan Turing Institute welcomes more than 250 new and returning Turing Fellows

10 October 2018

This autumn The Alan Turing Institute welcomes more than 250 new and returning Turing Fellows through its doors as it launches its third ever academic year. For the first time, this new cohort of Fellows is drawn from 11 universities around the UK, following the expansion of the Institute’s university network ... [more]

Professor Simon lucas

Professor Simon Lucas invited to give a talk on Applied Game AI

8 October 2018

Professor Simon Lucas, member of IADS and Head of the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science has been invited to give a talk on Applied Game AI at an open innovation event called 'Pit Stop'. During the Pit Stop, DSTL is looking to understand how AI can contribute towards ... [more]


September 2018

Professor Mark Caulfield

Study of one million people leads to world’s biggest advance in blood pressure genetics

18 September 2018

Over 500 new gene regions that influence people’s blood pressure have been discovered in the largest global genetic study of blood pressure to date, led by Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London. Involving more than one million participants, the results more than triple the number of blood ... [more]

Dr Mark Freestone, IADS

Improving mental health through community resources

7 September 2018

A new Mental Health Network involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London will help harness community resources to improve mental wellbeing in local communities. Community assets such as the arts, heritage sites, libraries, parks, allotments, volunteer associations and community groups can play a huge role in building resilient individuals ... [more]

Calcium channel blocker-based blood pressure lowering treatment and a statin had benefits

Blood pressure medications and statins found to provide long-term cardiovascular benefits

4 September 2018

Death rates from heart disease and stroke could be significantly lowered by prescribing statins alongside blood pressure-lowering drugs, according to the results from a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London. The findings, published today in The Lancet and presented at the European Society ... [more]

Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis with Bayesian Networks

Second edition of top selling Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis with Bayesian Networks

3 September 2018

Turing Fellows Norman Fenton and Martin Neil announce the publication of the second edition of their top seller - Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis with Bayesian Networks. This edition brings more practical real-world problem-solving and model building and explains how to incorporate knowledge with data to develop and use (Bayesian) ... [more]


August 2018

 NHS Donor Card

Opt-out organ donation register unlikely to increase number of donations

17 August 2018

An opt-out organ donation register is unlikely to increase the number of donations, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London. The researchers say donors should actively choose to be on the register by opting-in to ensure they genuinely want to donate their organs and to limit ... [more]

Digital Charter Fellowship

The Alan Turing Institute Digital Charter Fellowship

9 August 2018

Digital Charter Fellowship - closing date is Sunday 09/09/2018 - 23:59 The Alan Turing Institute invite applications from leading thinkers on technology to become Digital Charter Fellows. Fellows will work directly with the UK Government to help policymakers address the challenges created by technology. Fellows will also work with the Alan Turing ... [more]

Professor Steffen Petersen

New research links low levels of air pollution with serious changes in the heart

3 August 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found that people exposed to air pollution levels well within UK guidelines have changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure. The study, led by Turing Fellow Professor Steffen Petersen, was part-funded ... [more]


July 2018

Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future

Industrial Strategy and AI

3 July 2018

The Government has released its Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future plans. The document sets out its desire to grow the Artificial Intelligence Industry in the UK. Specifically, the Government has stated: " We will foster, attract and retain the best and brightest research talent. The Alan Turing ... [more]

CogX 2018 - Soft Robotics for Safe Human-Robot Interaction

2 July 2018

Professor Kaspar Althoefer Director of Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary University of London presented his research at CogX: The festival of all things AI. The presentation was called 'Soft Robotics for Safe Human-Robot Interaction'. The Alan Turing Institute hosted a stage at CogX 2018 during London Tech Week. Researchers from the ... [more]


June 2018

The Industrial Strategy & Grand Challenges

AI and Data Grand Challenge

19 June 2018

The Prime Minister Theresa May recently announced four 'Grand Challenges' as areas of enormous potential for the UK economy in a policy paper that relates to the work of the Institute of Applied Data Science. The Industrial Strategy sets out Grand Challenges to put the UK at the forefront of ... [more]


May 2018

Alan Turing Institute CEO, Sir Alan Wilson

The Alan Turing Institute defines eight research challenges to drive its data science and artificial intelligence research

23 May 2018

The Alan Turing Institute has published eight new research representing the areas in which data science and AI can have a game-changing effect on science, society and the economy. These challenges are representative of broader areas of science the Institute works in and will not be led by the Turing ... [more]

Institute of Applied Data Science, Queen Mary University of London

Launch of the Institute of Applied Data Science, news of Alan Turing Institute events

14 May 2018

Queen Mary has now joined the Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and Artificial Intelligence, as a university partner. The Institute was founded by Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick. We will also be working alongside other new members, Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton. ... [more]