Turing / Friday, 12 October, 2018

Researchers secure Fellowships with The Alan Turing Institute

24 researchers from the University of Leeds will begin Fellowships at  The Alan Turing Institute  this Autumn, as part of our shared commitment to make great leaps in data science research to change the world for the better.

The prestigious Fellowships, which are the next stage in a partnership announced earlier this year between the University and the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence,  are awarded to individuals with proven research excellence in data science, artificial intelligence, or a related field.  

The 24 Fellows, who cover a range of disciplines and represent multiple faculties across the University, will join the Turing’s existing community of researchers who are advancing data science and artificial intelligence to address a number of ambitious challenges facing science, society and the economy:  

The Fellowships which begin this Autumn,  last for two years and will support the researchers to spend a portion of their time at the Turing, developing projects alongside and in collaboration with other Turing Fellows (senior academics spending a portion of their time at the Institute), Turing Research Fellows (independent researchers employed by a partner university and based at the Institute), Doctoral Students and visiting researchers from academia, business and government.  

Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA) will play a major role in the coordination of projects and activity amongst Turing Fellows and their research teams. LIDA has been established for four years as a hub for multidisciplinary data science and AI, combining world-class research with new initiatives in training and education, strongly aligned to real world partnerships. 

Professor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation, commented: 

“Being a university partner of The Alan Turing Institute provides opportunities for the University’s researchers to work closely with the Institute’s academic, industry and policy partners and undertake the most ambitious, impactful research possible.   

I am confident that The Alan Turing Institute will benefit from LIDA’s interdisciplinary approach and the fantastic engagement we have achieved with national partners across the retail, energy and healthcare sectors.” 

The full list of Turing Fellows include:    

Georgios Aivaliotis – School of Mathematics
Mark Birkin – School of Geography
Dan Birks – School of Law
Tim Bishop – Institute of Cancer and Pathology
Charisma Choudhury - Institute for Transport Studies
Anthony Cohn - School of Computing
Mark Gilthorpe – Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
Susan Grant-Muller – Institute for Transport Studies
Alison Heppenstall - School of Geography
David Hogg – School of Computing
Jeanine Houwing Duistermaat – School of Mathematics
Nick Malleson - School of Geography
Nik Lomax - School of Geography
Richard Mann - School of Mathematics
Mark Mon-Williams – School of Psychology
Eva Morris - Institute of Cancer and Pathology
Michelle Morris - Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Vincent Müller - School of Philosophy
Faisal Mushtaq - School of Psychology
Roy Ruddle - School of Computing
Peter Tennant - School of Healthcare
David Wall - School of Law
Jonathan Ward - School of Mathematics
David Westhead - School of Molecular and Cellular Biology