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December 2020

Dr Dan Stowell

Dr Dolittle machines: How AI is helping us talk to the animals

18 December 2020

Pattern-seeking artificial intelligence (AI) promises a new way to decode animal languages. Researchers believe that we could soon break through the human-animal language barrier by using AI. Dr Dan Stowell, Lecturer from Machine Listening Lab, Centre for Digital Music and Turing Fellow, and his colleagues at Queen Mary University of ... [more]

Professor Steffen Petersen

IADS Member Elected as President of Prestigious Cardiology Association

14 December 2020

Professor Steffen Petersen, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Queen Mary University of London and Queen Mary Turing Fellow, has been elected as President of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI). The EACVI is an association within the European Society of Cardiology which aims to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, ... [more]

DragonflyAI Visual Analytics software. Credit:DragonflyAI

Visual Analytics Tool Developed at Queen Mary receives further investment

11 December 2020

DragonflyAI, a visual analytics software developed at Queen Mary, has secured £625,000 ($1m) seed funding to continue as market lead in predictive analytics. DragonflyAI is the leading innovator within the predictive visual analytics sphere. The platform uses artificial intelligence informed by cutting edge neuroscience to accurately predict what consumers see first ... [more]

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Queen Mary retains HR Excellence in Research Award

11 December 2020

Queen Mary has retained the HR Excellence in Research Award for its continued work in improving working conditions and advancing career development for research staff. The HR Excellence in Research Award marks an institution's commitment to implement the principles of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, which ... [more]

Dr Yuanwei Liu

Queen Mary researcher receives prestigious IEEE ComSoc award

10 December 2020

Congratulations to Dr Yuanwei Liu from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, for winning the 'Outstanding Young Researcher' award in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society (ComSoc) Europe, Middle East and Africa regional competition. The award honours researchers who ... [more]

Dr Mike Cook

Learn about Artificial Intelligence and Video Games by Playing Noughts and Crosses

10 December 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London Game AI Research Group recently contributed to the latest STEM Challenge, published in Evening Standard here. Being part of the Evening Standard Future London's STEM Project series of articles, the article explains how we can learn about artificial intelligence and video games by ... [more]

Professor Ruth Ahnert

Data visualisation sheds new light on Britain's Tudor past

10 December 2020

A major new project led by our member, Professor Ruth Ahnert, is transforming the way historians can view the past. Tudor Networks of Power is an innovative project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It is the first of its kind to analyse and visualise communication networks ... [more]

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Queen Mary EECS Research Week 2020: Presentations now available!

9 December 2020

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, EECS, at Queen Mary University of London delivers world-class electronic engineering and computer science research and applies it to real-world problems. EECS Research Week 2020, held on 23-27 November 2020, was a fantastic opportunity to hear more about the EECS research work. Researchers and ... [more]

Dr Elisabetta Versace

New project will explore use of digital technologies to support remote learning in performing arts

9 December 2020

A new research collaboration, led by our members: Dr Elisabetta Versace and Professor Andrea Cavallaro, will investigate how digital technologies could be used to support learning in performing arts during the Covid-19 pandemic. The project will bring together scientific experts and renowned dance schools to identify the best strategies to ... [more]

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Alan Turing Institute 2021-2022 Enrichment Scheme is now open!

8 December 2020

The Alan Turing Institute is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the 2021-2022 Enrichment Scheme. Now entering its sixth year, the scheme offers students currently enrolled on a doctoral programme at a UK university the opportunity to undertake a 6, 9 or 12-month placement at the Turing or at ... [more]

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Industrial Collaboration Funding Opportunities and Knowledge Transfer Network Events

7 December 2020

Here is a summary of the latest funding calls offering the opportunity for industrial collaboration. Please get in touch with the Queen Mary's Business Development team who can support your proposals. ***Funding Opportunities*** Innovate UK Smart Grants Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 ... [more]

Dr Zahra Raisi-Estabragh, BHF Clinical Research Fellow

Repeatability of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Radiomics: A Multi-Centre Multi-Vendor Test-Retest Study

3 December 2020

A new collaborative study involving Professor Steffen Petersen, our member and Queen Mary Turing Fellow, and researchers at Queen Mary University of London investigates a new image analysis toolkit for MRI scans. In this Q&A, Dr Zahra Raisi-Estabragh explains how Radiomics analysis can help us to better diagnose heart ... [more]

Professor Shafi Ahmed using smart glasses on his ward visits

Medical students taken on virtual ward visits

1 December 2020

Students at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, have been virtually transported into a surgical ward to follow their lecturer on his ward rounds. The third year medical students sat in the Perrin Lecture Theatre at Queen Mary's Whitechapel campus to watch ... [more]


November 2020

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Queen Mary Public Engagement Grant Schemes are now open!

30 November 2020

Queen Mary's Centre for Public Engagement team is delighted to announce that Public Engagement Grant Schemes are now open for applications from Queen Mary staff and students! Large Grants: up to 10k, deadline 13 January 2021 http://bit.ly/CPELargeGrants Small Grants: up to 1k, rolling deadline of 15 of the month http://... [more]

Professor Norman Fenton

Office for Product Safety Standards supports Queen Mary research on novel methods of risk assessment

24 November 2020

The Government's Office for Product Safety Standards (OPSS) is funding a research project at Queen Mary to examine novel methods of product risk assessment. It is vital that consumers are protected against the possible dangers presented by unsafe products that they might buy and use. Product risk assessment is undertaken ... [more]

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Queen Mary maintains Entrepreneurial Impact Ranking

22 November 2020

Queen Mary has retained its position of 4th in the country in the annual Entrepreneurial Impact report, recently published by Octopus Ventures. The ranking measures universities' success at turning academic achievements into thriving companies. In quantifying their impact, it creates a framework for further transparency, collaboration and improvement. Read the ... [more]

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New Research Impact Training Opportunities at Queen Mary

20 November 2020

Social Enterprise and Open Research [RI010] Date and Time: Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 10:00-11:30AM Venue: Online This workshop will focus on identifying ways in which your research on solutions to societal and/or environmental can be developed into a framework that could be run as a social enterprise. In doing this ... [more]

Professor Sean Gong

Queen Mary Professor recognised as World-Leading Engineer by the Institute of Engineering and Technology

18 November 2020

Professor Sean Gong, Professor of Visual Computation at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and Queen Mary Turing Fellow, was recently awarded the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2020 Achievement Medal for Vision Engineering. The IET Achievement Awards exist to recognise individuals from all over the world who ... [more]

Professor Norman Fenton

Queen Mary partner with healthtech startup Living With to help Rheumatoid Arthritis patients

16 November 2020

Working with innovative healthtech startup Living With, researchers from Queen Mary University of London are launching a new project that could revolutionize the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and save the NHS millions every year. The project will develop an Artificial Intelligence driven product to help clinicians optimise treatment of ... [more]

Dr Dan Stowell

Harmonised, high-coverage, open dataset of solar photovoltaic installations in the UK

13 November 2020

The work on new solar panel geographic data for the UK, led by Dr Dan Stowell, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London and Queen Mary Turing Fellow, has been published today ... [more]

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Latest job opportunities at the Alan Turing Institute

12 November 2020

Research Associates (x2) Digital Twins for Communities and Healthy Cities, ASG Ecosystems of Digital Twins CTP, Urban Analytics Programme at the Alan Turing Institute. Closing date: 15 November 2020. Research Associate, Computational Statistics in Engineering, Data Centric Engineering Programme at the Alan Turing Institute. Closing date: 15 November 2020. PDRAs Shocks and Resilience Research ... [more]

Professor Ruth Ahnert

Queen Mary in the Media: Facebook, QAnon and the World's Slackening Grip on Reality

11 November 2020

Alex Hern, the UK technology editor for the Guardian writes in his new article 'Facebook, QAnon and the World's Slackening Grip on Reality' that "the coronavirus pandemic has left us living more and more of our lives online. But the place where we chat with friends, get our news and ... [more]

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Turing Leadership Visit to IADS: Latest Opportunities at the Alan Turing Institute

10 November 2020

Dr Donna Brown, Director of Academic Engagement, and Daniel Lovelock, Senior Academic Engagement Manager, both from the Alan Turing Institute, visited IADS on Monday, 2 November 2020. Donna presented the vision for the Alan Turing Institute (i) to be a national research centre leading on advanced world class research in artificial intelligence ... [more]

Dr Silvia Liverani

IADS members from School of Mathematical Sciences secured new research grants

6 November 2020

Congratulations to Dr Silvia Liverani and Professor Michael Farber from the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, for securing new research funding for artificial intelligence assisted research projects. Dr Silvia Liverani, Senior Lecturer in Statistics, was successful in her application as Co-Investigator to the European Regional Development ... [more]

Professor Sean Gong

Queen Mary University of London Engineer scoops top industry accolade from prestigious institution

6 November 2020

Professor Sean Gong DPhil FIET, Professor of Visual Computation at School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London and Queen Mary Turing Fellow, recognised as world-leading engineer by Institution of Engineering and Technology Achievement Awards. Professor Sean Gong from Queen Mary University of London has been ... [more]

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HDR UK/Turing Wellcome PhD Programme in Health Data Science – Applications for 2021 now open!

5 November 2020

HDR UK and The Alan Turing Institute are delighted to announce that applications are now open for the next PhD Programme in Health Data Science cohort, starting in 2021. The programme is a collaboration between Health Data Research UK, The Alan Turing Institute and run in partnership with seven leading UK ... [more]

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First IADS sandpit event on Artificial Intelligence for Materials Discovery a success!

2 November 2020

Queen Mary's Institute of Applied Data Science delivered its first sandpit event on Tuesday, 27 October 2020. The event with a research theme on Artificial Intelligence for Materials Discovery, being part of the initiative led by Professor Adrian Bevan, Deputy Director of IADS and Head of Particle Physics Research Centre at Queen ... [more]


October 2020

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Turing Data Debates: Bots in the polling booth

29 October 2020

The Alan Turing Institute Data Debates: Bots in the polling booth. Is AI helping or hindering democracy? Date and time: Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 17:30 - 19:00 While AI, alongside other emerging digital technologies can strengthen democracy and encourage greater government accountability, online propaganda and misinformation campaigns are also aiding a rise in populism ... [more]

Professor Magda Osman

What can we learn from failed attempts to change people's behaviour?

29 October 2020

Why nudges fail: Unsuccessful attempts to change people's behaviour have common features we can learn from the latest study led by our members: Dr Magda Osman, Professor Norman Fenton, Professor Martin Neil and colleagues, and published in Trends in Cognitive Science. The behavioural change enterprise disproportionately focuses on promoting successes ... [more]

Professor Conrad Bessant

New research predicts whether rheumatoid arthritis patients will respond to treatment

28 October 2020

A new study led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, including Professor Conrad Bessant, Professor of Bioinformatics from School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and IADS member, provides potential novel biomarkers for predicting patient responsiveness to disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients are commonly treated ... [more]

Queen Mary EECS Research Week 2020

Queen Mary's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Research Week 2020

27 October 2020

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, EECS, at Queen Mary University of London delivers world-class electronic engineering and computer science research and applies it to real-world problems. 23 November 2020 - 27 November 2020 IADS members, affiliated with EECS, will be showcasing their innovative and groundbreaking research at the upcoming EECS Research ... [more]

Dr Lucas Lacasa

Scientists develop algorithm to help relieve pressure on the NHS

23 October 2020

New research suggests an algorithm could be used to help optimise the sharing of healthcare resources during the Covid-19 pandemic, preventing NHS intensive care units (ICU) from becoming overwhelmed. The study, led by Dr Lucas Lacasa, Reader in Applied Mathematics & EPSRC Early Career Fellow, at Queen Mary University of London ... [more]

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Nominate your colleague now for The Queen Mary Education Excellence Awards and President and Principal's Prizes 2020

21 October 2020

Following the success of last year's new scheme of annual Education Excellence Awards and President and Principal's Prizes, Professor Stephanie Marshall, Vice-Principal (Education) is delighted to confirm that these will be offered again in 2020/21. These Awards aim to improve the quality of education and embed a culture of excellence at ... [more]

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Medical drone delivery service that could help NHS Covid-19 response gets UK Space Agency backing

21 October 2020

A medical drone delivery service that makes it possible for the machines to carry Covid-19 samples, test kits and personal protective equipment between hospitals has been backed by the UK Space Agency. Apian, which was founded by NHS staff as part of the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, aims to establish ... [more]

Dr John Robson

New risk model estimates likelihood of death or hospitalisation from COVID-19

21 October 2020

A model that can calculate a person's risk of becoming infected and then seriously ill due to COVID-19 has been shown to accurately estimate risk during the first wave of the pandemic in England, in new research involving Queen Mary University of London. Queen Mary researchers will also be supporting ... [more]

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IADS Artificial Intelligence for Materials Discovery Sandpit

20 October 2020

Queen Mary's Institute of Applied Data Science is organising a series of sandpits aiming to propose and develop ideas for new cross-disciplinary research and impact funding calls and programmes. Our first sandpit is scheduled for Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 14:00-16:00 and has a research theme of 'Artificial Intelligence for Materials Discovery'. This ... [more]

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New grants to boost early-stage maths idea generation and research

18 October 2020

A new initiative launched by the UK government will provide mathematical scientists and researchers with small amounts of funding to support the discovery of ground-breaking and transformative new ideas. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will provide the funding programme, which ... [more]

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The Alan Turing Institute Urban Analytics monthly meet-up

15 October 2020

Join the next edition of the Alan Turing Institute Urban Analytics monthly meet up, bringing together members of the urban analytics community, hosted by the Turing urban analytics programme. This session will showcase the latest research from the urban analytics community. The urban analytics programme at the Turing is focused ... [more]

Dr Mark Freestone

Dr Mark Freestone releases book on 'Making a Psychopath'

15 October 2020

Dr Mark Freestone, Reader in Mental Health and Turing Fellow at Queen Mary's Wolfson Institute, today releases his new book, Making a Psychopath. Widely recognised as the psychologist who helped bring the BBC's Killing Eve assassin Villanelle to life, Mark now shares his insights into seven of the most dangerous ... [more]

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The Alan Turing Institute AI and Data Science in the Age of COVID-19 Public Conference

13 October 2020

In its role as national centre for data science and AI, The Alan Turing Institute is convening a public conference on Tuesday, 24 November, 09:30-17:00, to assess the response of the UK's data science and AI community to COVID-19. This one day conference will explore the lessons learned during the COVID-19 ... [more]

Professor Kaspar Althoefer

Kaspar Althoefer's talk at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

7 October 2020

Professor Kaspar Althoefer, Professor of Robotics Engineering, Head of Centre for Advanced Robotics (ARQ) and Turing Fellow, will give a talk on Wednesday, 7th of October 2020, 2pm (UK time) at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in the framework of their Technical Webinars on "Novel soft robotics approaches: Addressing ... [more]

Professor Pedro Cutillas

Pedro Cutillas awarded Queen Mary Innovation Proof of Concept funds to develop innovative translational research

6 October 2020

Professor Pedro Cutillas, Professor of Cell Signalling and Proteomics at Cancer Research UK Barts Centre and Queen Mary Turing Fellow, was awarded Queen Mary Innovation Proof of Concept funds to develop his innovative translational research. In the past few months, Queen Mary alongside other UK Universities had to deal with ... [more]

Dr Silvia Liverani

Statistics and Data Science research group at School of Mathematical Sciences

2 October 2020

Queen Mary School of Mathematical Sciences is excited to announce that the new research group, Statistics and Data Science, has been established this academic year. This Statistics and Data Science research group is headed by Dr Silvia Liverani, Senior Lecturer in Statistics and Queen Mary Turing Fellow. The Statistics and ... [more]


September 2020

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Applications invited for Daphne Jackson Fellowship sponsored by the Alan Turing Institute

30 September 2020

Applications are invited for a three year part-time 0.5 FTE Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be sponsored by the Alan Turing Institute. Undertaking research which tackles some of the biggest challenges in science, society and the economy, the Turing collaborates with universities, businesses and public and third sector organisations to apply ... [more]

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EPSRC Digital Economy Telling Tales of Engagement Competition 2020

29 September 2020

The EPSRC Digital Economy (DE) theme intends to launch a Telling Tales of Engagement Competition (TTE) in October 2020 to help capture and promote the impact of UKRI-funded DE research. It is anticipated that three TTE awards will be available, each worth £10,000 and spanning 18 months. These awards are designed to help ... [more]

Professor Ginestra Bianconi

Professor Ginestra Bianconi elected a new Fellow of the Network Science Society

25 September 2020

Professor Ginestra Bianconi, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Queen Mary's School of Mathematical Sciences and Turing Fellow, has been elected a Fellow of the Network Science Society. The Fellowship Program of the Network Science Society recognises researchers who have made outstanding contributions to network science research and the worldwide community ... [more]

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AI / Data Science Job Opportunities at Queen Mary Barts and The London and British Antarctic Survey

24 September 2020

Professors in Computer Health Sciences, Queen Mary Barts and The London Positions are currently open for three new professors in computer health sciences, as part of an exciting new initiative in precision medicine and population health research. As members of Barts Life Sciences (BLS) - a partnership between Queen Mary ... [more]

Dr Nay Aung

Dr Nay Aung awarded prestigious Royal Society of Medicine President's prize for best AI-assisted cardiology PhD project

23 September 2020

Dr Nay Aung, an academic clinical lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, has been awarded the Royal Society of Medicine President's prize for best cardiology PhD project. Nay presented his doctoral thesis on the genetic make-up of the heart using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The work discovered 14 regions in ... [more]

Professor Sean Gong

Professor Sean Gong is shortlisted for the IET 2020 Achievement Medal

23 September 2020

Professor Sean Gong, Professor of Visual Computation in School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and Queen Mary Turing Fellow, has been shortlisted for the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2020 Achievement Medal. The IET Achievement Medals are awarded to individuals who have made major and distinguished contributions in the ... [more]

Keri Grieman

Queen Mary Turing PhD student, Keri Grieman, will present her research project at the Turing Research Showcase - 24 September 2020

23 September 2020

Keri Grieman, Doctoral Student (the Turing Doctoral Cohort of 2019) will present her research at the Turing Research Showcase that is held on Thursday, 24 September, 10am-7pm. Keri is a technology-law focused researcher interested in the regulation of emerging technologies. Keri's research areas include regulation of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly automated ... [more]

Professor Yang Hao

Professor Yang Hao elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

22 September 2020

Professor Yang Hao FREng, Professor in Antennas and Electromagnetics from School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Dean for Research (Science & Engineering) and Member of Governance Board of IADS, has today been elected as Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering. Professor Hao is distinguished for his seminal contributions ... [more]

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The Turing online training call - funding opportunity

22 September 2020

The Alan Turing Institute is pleased to invite training proposals for a new funding call aimed at offering free online training for the data science and AI research community. This initiative is one of the first steps the Turing is taking towards enhancing the training offering on a national level, ... [more]

Dr Adam Brentnall

Queen Mary Turing Fellow a winner of the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award

16 September 2020

A study to assess an artificial intelligence solution for detecting prostate cancer has been selected from over 530 applications as one of the first winners of the NIHR-funded Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award. The NIHR-funded award aims to accelerate evaluation of the most promising artificial intelligence technologies to meet ... [more]

Professor Greg Slabaugh

Queen Mary appoints Director for new Digital Environment Research Institute

15 September 2020

Queen Mary University of London appointed Professor Greg Slabaugh as the Director of the University's new Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) on 14 September 2020. Greg will lead DERI, the first research institute created to support the delivery of Queen Mary's Strategy 2030. He joins Queen Mary from Huawei Technologies Research and Development ... [more]

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Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: Call for views (Open Consultation)

14 September 2020

The UK Government's Intellectual Property Office, part of Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, are conducting a Call for Views to gather info relating to how Artificial Intelligence impacts on the Intellectual Property framework. In this call for views, the IPO wants to understand the implications Artificial Intelligence might ... [more]

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Centre for Urban Transport Technology at Queen Mary: Launch Event

9 September 2020

Centre for Urban Transport Technology at Queen Mary Industry Event, Queen Mary University of London. Date and time: Friday, 18 September 2020 14:00 - 16:00 BST Queen Mary University of London has won two large grants from the Department for Education (£18M) and the Skills for London (£10M) to establish the Institute of Technology (... [more]

Professor Trevor Graham, lead researcher on this study from the Barts Cancer Institute.

Reconstructing the evolutionary history of cancer using artificial intelligence

8 September 2020

Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute (BCI), Queen Mary University of London, and The Institute of Cancer Research, London have developed a computational model that can reconstruct the evolutionary history of cancer. By unravelling the genetic complexity of a tumour, the tool can be used to better understand how the cancer ... [more]

Dr Musa Abdulkareem

Using AI to improve heart scans: An interview with Dr Musa Abdulkareem, Principal Research Scientist, Barts Life Science CAP-AI Programme

7 September 2020

This news story is part of the Queen Mary Staff Profile communications campaign. Dr Musa Abdulkareem is an Honorary Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London and Principal Research Scientist on the Barts Life Sciences CAP-AI programme, where he has been working with Professor Steffen Petersen to use Artificial ... [more]

Dr Phil Bull

Dr Phil Bull receives prestigious early-career ECR Starting Grant 2020 award

4 September 2020

Dr Phil Bull, Lecturer in Cosmology and a member of IADS, receives prestigious early-career ECR Starting Grant. Phil is one of three researchers from Queen Mary University of London who have been awarded highly competitive European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants to support ground-breaking scientific research. Queen Mary awardees for ... [more]

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Science Minister launches National Quantum Computing Centre

3 September 2020

On Wednesday, 2 September, Science Minister Amanda Solloway launched the UK's National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) to place the UK at the forefront of this transformative new technology. Quantum computers will be much more powerful than current 'classical' computers and able to perform tasks that are practically impossible today. Unlocking this ... [more]

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New UKRI Funding Call: Innovation Scholars: Data Science Training in Health & Bioscience

2 September 2020

Funding is available for up to two years to enable the delivery of innovative training programmes to upskill health & bioscience researchers in data management and analysis. Training programmes should provide flexible upskilling from different starting levels and career stages or enable researchers to develop skills in new or emerging areas ... [more]


August 2020

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The Turing Theory & Methods Challenge Fortnights

28 August 2020

Call for Theory & Methods Challenge Fortnights The Alan Turing Institute is now seeking research proposals from across the Turing research community to establish new ‘Theory & Methods Challenge Fortnights in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence’ event series (abbreviated as TMCF). There will be two TMCF events per ... [more]

Workers of the red fire ant on a sequencing chip. Credit: Yannick Wurm and Emeline Favreau.

New study shows evolutionary breakdown of 'social' chromosome in ants

27 August 2020

Dr Yannick Wurm and his research team from Department of Organismal Biology, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, have found that harmful mutations accumulating in the fire ant social chromosome are causing its breakdown. The chromosome, first discovered by researchers at the University in 2013, controls ... [more]

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New EPSRC funding call for Human Data Interaction Network Plus: Surveillance and Resistance projects

27 August 2020

The Human Data Interaction Network Plus, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), has announced a call for proposals focused on Surveillance and Resistance. How to design for resistance against data surveillance? Human Data Interaction offers a conceptual framework for system design that to goes beyond notions ... [more]

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Queen Mary researchers launch new competition on low-cost innovation for African scientists and entrepreneurs

25 August 2020

Professor Kaspar Althoefer, Professor of Robotics Engineering and Turing Fellow, and Dr Stoyan Smoukov, Reader in Chemical Engineering, at Queen Mary University of London have launched a new competition in low-cost technologies that aims to identify and develop the next generation of young scientists, leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. The ... [more]

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Opportunities at the Alan Turing Institute

14 August 2020

There are several positions available at the Alan Turing Institute. For applications please follow the links below: Fellowships Manager Academic Engagement Coordinator If you wish to apply, please send your CV and Cover Letter to recruitment@turing.ac.uk by Sunday 13 September 2020, quoting the job title in the subject line. ... [more]

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Funding awarded for data-driven healthcare in East London

13 August 2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has awarded funding to Queen Mary University of London, as part of the Barts Life Sciences partnership, to develop a proposal for data-driven next generation healthcare in Whitechapel. Led by Barts Life Sciences, the project will harness artificial intelligence and data technology to provide better ... [more]

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Opportunity - Research Associate, Living With Machines

12 August 2020

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute is  looking for a Research Associate, Living with Machines to work on the nineteenth-century census data. The candidate may be a historian with a background in demography, or a digital ... [more]


July 2020

Professor Norman Fenton

People and Pandemics - A Better World?

31 July 2020

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 July 2020

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 July 2020

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 https://cezanneondemand.intervieweb.it/turing/jobs/science_writer_9958/en/ 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 July 2020

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 June 2020

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 June 2020

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 June 2020

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 June 2020

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 June 2020

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/iStock.com

Study in twins finds our sensitivity is partly in our genes

5 June 2020

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 June 2020

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 2020

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ2Ezsffkqs&... [more]

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Two more places on Turing Enrichment Scheme for Queen Mary students

21 May 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 April 2020

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 April 2020

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 April 2020

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 April 2020

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 March 2020

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 March 2020

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 March 2020

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]

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Postponement of Spring School on Data Science and Quantum Computing.

18 March 2020

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 March 2020

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 March 2020

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 March 2020

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 March 2020

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 February 2020

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 February 2020

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 February 2020

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 January 2020

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 January 2020

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]