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December 2019

Rado Simplicial Complex

Rado Simplicial Complex talk with Professor Farber

4 December 2019

On 4 December 2019 Institute Director and Professor of Pure Mathematics, Michael Farber presents his collaborative work 'On Rado simplicial complex'. With probability one there exists a unique (up to isomorphism) random graph on countably many vertices, called the Rado graph. This graph has the property that any finite or countable graph ... [more]

November 2019

Dr Lucas Lacasa

Dr Lucas Lacasa, School of Mathematical Sciences, has won the prestigious Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN) prize in Formal Sciences for his work to develop new methods for data analysis

12 November 2019

Uncovering more from big data Dr Lacasa’s research focuses on connecting two distinct areas of applied mathematics, time series analysis and network science, to improve our ability to extract information from large, complex datasets. Dr Lacasa, said: “I’m very honoured to receive the USERN prize for this work. ... [more]

Prof Adrian Smith, Director Turing Institute

UK needs ‘substantial support’ for basic science if it lands outside Horizon Europe

6 November 2019

Government-commissioned report sketches possible strategies to contain Brexit fallout and maintain UK’s science powerhouse status. Researchers, in denial, don’t want to contemplate them. The UK government needs to find “substantial additional funding” for basic research if the country cannot access the EU’s Horizon Europe research programme from 2021, ... [more]

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Turing AI Fellowships to keep UK at forefront of Artificial Intelligence revolution

1 November 2019

World-leading researchers will develop pioneering new approaches to Artificial Intelligence (AI) through new fellowships announced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UK and international researchers from a diverse range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply to the next wave of Turing AI Fellowships, named after AI pioneer Alan Turing, which ... [more]

October 2019

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Chicks born with ability to distinguish and avoid different dangers

29 October 2019

Chicks are born with the knowledge to flee from predators rather than learning it from experience, according to a study by University of Trento and Queen Mary University of London. The researchers also found that new-born chicks know to slow down or stop moving to avoid being noticed when a ... [more]

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Backing the scientists of the future: £170 million investment in bioscience

28 October 2019

The next generation of UK bioscientists have received a £170 million boost from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, a part of UK Research and Innovation). The investment will fund 1,700 PhD researchers over five annual cohorts at academic institutions all over the country under the third phase of BBSRC’... [more]

William Harvey Day, October 2019

Latest medical research celebrated at William Harvey Day 2019

24 October 2019

William Harvey Day 2019 saw hundreds of attendees gather to celebrate the best of research at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. The annual research day, which took place last week, showcased research from staff and students at all stages of their career, ... [more]

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Call for projects: Crick-Turing Biomedical Data Science Awards

14 October 2019

The Turing and The Francis Crick Institute (the Crick) are launching a call for the Crick-Turing Biomedical Data Science Awards. The call aims to catalyse productive collaborative research between biomedical investigators and data scientists. Awards will provide funding for post-doctoral level researchers working in the field of AI and data ... [more]

September 2019

Mathematics and Data Workshop at The Alan Turing Institute, London 12 Sep 2019

Successful workshop 'Mathematics and Data' at the Alan Turing Institute

27 September 2019

Members of the Institute of Applied Data Science ran a very successful workshop 'Mathematics and Data' at the Alan Turing Institute on 12 September. The event organisers were Professor Michael Farber, Turing University Lead for Queen Mary and Lewis Mead Postgraduate Research Student at Queen Mary. This workshop brought together world ... [more]

L-R: Prof Steve Thornton, Dr Rosalind Hannen, Chris Skidmore MP, Professor Colin Bailey, Professor Tim Warner and Dr Sharon Ellis

Universities Minister visits Queen Mary as £20m enterprise zone funding is announced

24 September 2019

Twenty University Enterprise Zones (UEZs), including one at Queen Mary, have been launched with a £20 million investment delivered by Research England, part of UK Research and Innovation. They will strengthen collaborative ties between universities and businesses, helping small businesses and start-ups to succeed by providing access to space for them ... [more]

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Visiting Research Fellow in Digital Ethics at the Turing Institute

4 September 2019

Visiting Research Fellow in Digital Ethics at the Turing Institute is an opportunity to work across the Defence research portfolio to assist in building a consensus on the definitions and parameters for the ethics of applied research in future AI technologies. The Research Fellow will be based part-time at the ... [more]

August 2019

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AI livestock farming solution nominated for science prize fund

27 August 2019

A research project led by Queen Mary University of London and Guangxi Veterinary Research Institute, China, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve livestock farming has been nominated for the £1M Newton Prize fund. ‘Farm AI: Community Smart Farming from IoT to AI’ aims to take the researchers’ work in ... [more]

Senior Research Software Engineer

Opportunity - Senior Research Software Engineer

25 August 2019

Senior Research Software Engineer to join the Research Computing Service at Imperial College London. You will play a leading role in our growing team, developing bespoke software to support a wide range of research projects. This will involve working with researchers and members of the RCS to apply software engineering, ... [more]

Pancreatic cancer cells. CC BY-NC Credit: Anne Weston, Francis Crick Institute

Promising antibody therapy extends survival in mice with pancreatic cancer

1 August 2019

Scientists including co-author Adam Brentnall, Turing Fellow at Queen Mary University of London have found a way to target and knock out a single protein that they have discovered is widely involved in pancreatic cancer cell growth, survival and invasion. Called avb6, the protein is present on the surface of ... [more]

July 2019

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Seminars, workshops and events this autumn

8 July 2019

The Institute of Applied Data Science is proud to support a number of innovative seminars and workshops that are taking place this autumn. For details & booking information go to: Thu 29 - Fri 30 Aug 19 VIHAR-2019 2nd International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and ... [more]

Institute visit to the new Empire House

1 July 2019

Members of the Executive Board from the Institute of Applied Data Science joined the Director of Research Services at Queen Mary, Sharon Ellis, for a tour of the newly acquired Empire House. Empire House is the dramatic redevelopment of an iconic Art Deco building in London's Whitechapel area. The building ... [more]

June 2019

Dr Mark Freestone

Q & A with Psychiatry Consultant on BBC’s Killing Eve

20 June 2019

Turing Fellow Dr Mark Freestone from Queen Mary University of London works as a Psychiatry Consultant for BBC’s hit TV show Killing Eve, which returned for season two in the UK on Saturday 8 June. We spoke to Dr Freestone about how he helped shape Villanelle’s character and his ... [more]

Professor Mark Caulfield

Leading genomics expert awarded knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours

10 June 2019

Professor Mark Caulfield, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Queen Mary University of London and the interim Chief Executive at Genomics England, has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Since 2013 Professor Caulfield has been instrumental in delivering the world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project, which hit its target of ... [more]

Success in show business?

Mathematicians work out how to predict success in show business

5 June 2019

Mathematicians at Queen Mary University of London, including Vito Latora Professor of Applied Mathematics & Turing Fellow, have found a way to predict whether an actor’s career has peaked or if their most successful days lie ahead. They discovered that an actor's most productive year, defined as the year with ... [more]

Professor Steffen Petersen, Turing Fellow

Coffee not as bad for heart and circulatory system as previously thought

3 June 2019

Drinking coffee might keep us up at night, but new research has given us a reason to sleep easy knowing that the popular drink isn’t as bad for our arteries as some previous studies would suggest. The research from Queen Mary University of London has shown that drinking coffee, ... [more]

May 2019

Creating the Mathematical Universe

Creating the Mathematical Universe, mathematical art project at Tate Exchange from 11-16 June 2019

31 May 2019

You are invited to join us in creating the mathematical universe at Tate Exchange with Dr Kathrin Glau from the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London. Join us in ‘Creating the Mathematical Universe’, a collaborative mathematical art project at Tate Exchange from 11-16 June 2019. Dr Glau ... [more]

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Online complaint system used by Google and Twitter is like the ‘Wild West’

16 May 2019

The online complaint system used by web giants like Google and Twitter is a ‘Wild West’ with evidence of abuse by complainants, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London. Despite this, the UK government is considering promoting similar systems to underpin parts of future web regulation, ... [more]

Mike Barnes, Richard Ashcroft & Adrian Bevan

Appointment of Deputy Directors in IADS

2 May 2019

We are pleased to announce the appointment of three deputy directors within the Institute of Applied Data Science. Effective from 1st May 2019, Richard Ashcroft, Professor of Bioethics, Law (HSS); Dr Michael Barnes, Reader in Bioinformatics and Director of the Centre for Translational Bioinformatics in Medicine and Dentistry (SMD); and Dr ... [more]

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House of Lords Report on Forensic Science and the Criminal Justice System

1 May 2019

Professors Norman Fenton and Martin Neil were among colleagues at Queen Mary and the Alan Turing Institute to have contributed to a report 'Forensic science and the criminal justice system: a blueprint for change' as part of an enquiry by the House of Lords Science & Technology Select Committee. The report ... [more]

April 2019

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Reader/Professor in Statistics Opportunity

15 April 2019

Queen Mary is advertising for a Reader/Professor in Statistics. This is a permanent post starting in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The closing date is Monday 27 May 2019.

March 2019

Traffic light labelling of meals

People choose healthy and sustainable lunches if given the green light

20 March 2019

People are likely to choose healthier and more sustainable canteen meals if they are labelled with a traffic light system, according to research from Queen Mary University of London. The study, published in the journal Appetite, also shows that in some cases people were even inclined to choose ‘greener’ meals ... [more]

Prof. Simon Dixon

Funding awarded for Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence and Music

18 March 2019

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded funding for a Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence and Music (AIM). The Centre is a leading PhD research programme aimed at the music/audio technology and creative industries, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and led by Professor Simon ... [more]

Dr Magda Osman

Engagement and Enterprise Awards Winners

13 March 2019

Staff and students of Queen Mary University of London were recognised for their outstanding achievement in public engagement, academic enterprise, student enterprise and public relations at the 2019 Engagement and Enterprise Awards. Those recognised by their peers at Queen Mary for outstanding achievement in public engagement, academic enterprise, student enterprise and ... [more]

Dr Elke Schwartz

The ethics of violent technologies

11 March 2019

Innovations in military technologies have given rise to ethical questions about the use of tools such as drones in warfare. Dr Elke Schwartz addresses these issues in her latest book, Death Machines. Technological developments including advances in artificial intelligence (AI), have led to the expansion of automatic weapon systems including ... [more]

Bumblebee Colony

Improved regulation needed as pesticides found to affect genes in bees

8 March 2019

Scientists are urging for improved regulation on pesticides after finding that they affect genes in bumblebees, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with Imperial College London. For the first time, researchers applied a biomedically inspired approach to examine potential changes in the 12,000 genes that ... [more]

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ESRC & The Alan Turing Institute Joint Fellowship Scheme 2019

6 March 2019

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The Alan Turing Institute are pleased to announce a third round of the Joint Fellowship Scheme. This third joint call will focus on the following two themes: • Public policy and government innovation • Urban analytics. This exciting opportunity is aimed at driving forward ... [more]

February 2019

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AI Fellowships - call for Turing Senior AI Fellowships and Turing AI Fellowships

21 February 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Alan Turing Institute are launching this first call for Turing Senior AI Fellowships and Turing AI Fellowships in partnership with the Office for AI and UKRI. There is a limit of three applications per institution in this high profile opportunity for future leaders. ... [more]

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High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation - global consultation from governments, private sector, academia & technical communities

19 February 2019

The Institute of Applied Data Science recently responded to the UN High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation. A paper was co-written by Richard Ashcroft, Professor of Bioethics & Turing Fellow, School of Law; Dr Adrian Bevan, Head of Particle Physics Research Centre & Turing Fellow, School of Physics and Astronomy; and Lord Clement-Jones, ... [more]

Bill Spence, Professor of Theoretical Physics

Report to help unleash the power of open data

14 February 2019

Recommendations to harness the tremendous opportunities provided by open data have been made by a government taskforce involving a Queen Mary academic. The Open Research Data Taskforce examined the opportunities presented though open research data and last week published their final report, ‘Realising the Potential’, which was co-authored by Queen ... [more]

January 2019

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare - Jan 2019

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges report on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

28 January 2019

Richard Ashcroft, Turing Fellow and Professor of Biomedical Ethics at Queen Mary University of London, is one of the contributors to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges report on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, published today (see link below). The report states that "Artificial Intelligence has already arrived in healthcare. Few ... [more]

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Opportunity - current opportunities at The Alan Turing Institute

7 January 2019

All available roles will be listed at the link to this page. More information is available at the link below.