Key partners announced for Alan Turing Institute

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  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 05 February 2015
  • Copyright: Wikicommons

Five of the UK's leading and most respected universities are to become key partners in the formation of the Alan Turing Institute. The universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick are joining forces to establish this institute named after the genius mathematician who helped to crack codes during the Second World War.

The Alan Turing Institute will focus on the development of mathematics, computer science, algorithms and Big Data and is to be located at the British Library in London. Leading names from these five top universities will work together for the advancement of mathematics.

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It is expected to attract the best statisticians and mathematicians to newly formed roles. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is organising the formation of the Institute, which is being funded over a period of five years with £42 million from the UK government. The five universities will also contribute funds. In addition, the Institute will seek to partner with other business and government bodies.

Professor Philip Nelson, EPSRC’s Chief Executive said: "The Alan Turing Institute will draw on the best of the best academic talent in the country. It will use the power of mathematics, statistics, and computer science to analyze Big Data in many ways, including the ability to improve online security. Big Data is going to play a central role in how we run our industries, businesses and services. Economies that invest in research are more likely to be strong and resilient; the Alan Turing Institute will help us be both." (My Science, 28th January 2015).

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