Exeter academics have been awarded prestigious fellowships from The Alan Turing Institute

Exeter academics secure prestigious Alan Turing Institute Fellowships

Prestigious fellowships from The Alan Turing Institute will help nurture the next generation of data science research excellence at the University of Exeter.

Twenty-two researchers, spanning several disciplines and four Colleges at Exeter, have received the Turing Fellowships, it has been announced.

The Fellowships will not only allow the academics to enhance their careers, but also help pioneer world-leading research in the field of data science.

The Fellowships, which officially begin this Autumn, last for two years and support the researchers to spend a proportion of their time at The Alan Turing Institute headquarters in London where they will join a hub of world-leading data science and AI expertise drawn from across the ATI network of partners.

Professor Richard Everson, Exeter’s Turing University Lead said: “I am delighted that so many of our researchers have been successful in receiving these prestigious Fellowships.

“It is a testament to Exeter’s growing strength in data science research, with our Turing fellows drawn from departments across disciplines. We will continue to look for additional ways to connect Exeter researchers with the breadth of opportunities and connections available through our partnership with The Alan Turing Institute.”

The Turing Fellowships are bestowed to academics with proven research excellence in data science, artificial intelligence, or a related field. The newly appointed Fellows will contribute to The Alan Turing Institute's expanding interdisciplinary research programme, as well as bring new ideas and proposals for collaborative projects with the potential for new research projects.

Exeter joined the prestigious The Alan Turing Institute, earlier this year, having been selected due its research excellence and ability to bring new expertise and opportunities to enhance the core strengths of the Institute.

It will be led by world-leading experts from the University’s new Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI), which will develop innovative approaches to the use of data and address some of today’s most important global and societal challenges.

The IDSAI will develop innovative approaches to the use of data and artificial intelligence in modern society, considering social implications as well as technical aspects. It will  form research collaborations and strategic partnerships with industry across the globe, influence government policy in data science and AI and guide public dialogue around social and ethical issues arising from technological developments .

The full list of new Fellows:

  • Alberto Arribas
  • Susan Banducci
  • Federico Caprotti
  • Peter Challenor
  • Leon Danon
  • Tim Dodwell
  • Richard Everson
  • Lora Fleming
  • Guangtao Fu
  • Mark Kelson
  • Tim Lenton
  • Sabina Leonelli
  • David Llewellyn
  • Karyn Morissey
  • Jonathan Phillips
  • Nicholas Pugeault
  • Anastasios Roussos
  • Gavin Shaddick
  • Niccolo Tempini
  • Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova
  • Hywel Williams
  • Danny Williamson

Date: 10 October 2018