Founded by the Alan Turing Institute in 2023, the network provides a structure for UK universities to facilitate better connections and collaboration with one another and showcase their data science/AI activity. It also provides universities with an opportunity to engage with various Turing departments and teams. The network is a key component of the Turing's Strategy aimed at changing the world for the better with data science and AI.
The Alan Turing Institute, created in 2015, is the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence and is based at the British Library.
The Turing has three ambitious goals:
- to advance world-class research and apply it to national and global challenges,
- to build skills for the future,
- to drive an informed public conversation.
It has recently developed three grand challenges:
- Defence and National Security,
- Environment and Sustainability,
- Transformation of Healthcare.
LSE is one of 65 UK university members of the Turing University Network and the administration of this membership sits within the Data Science Institute. We plan to keep you updated on Turing events and funding schemes announced for academics and PhD students.
We have put in place two roles, one academic and one administrative, who will oversee the management of this Network on behalf of LSE:
Professor Zoltán Szabó (Department of Statistics) is the Turing Academic Liaison and can be contacted at DSI.Turing.Academic@lse.ac.uk.
Ginny Pavey is the Turing Administrative Liaison and can be contacted at DSI.Turing.Admin@lse.ac.uk.
If you are a member of staff at LSE and would like to receive updates regarding events and schemes that we and the Alan Turing Institute are organising then please send an email to Ginny Pavey on DSI.Turing.Admin@lse.ac.uk.
If you are a PhD student at LSE and would like to receive updates then please complete this very short form https://forms.office.com/e/c8w3kH8wnn.
Alan Turing Institute Events and Seminars
Turing organise and host a range of talks, workshops, seminars and conferences which colleagues can register to attend and / or participate in. The events are designed to teach, engage, and inspire people with all levels of data science and artificial intelligence experience. A full listing of events is available on the Turing website.
Many of Turing’s events are also recorded and you can browse the video archive on their YouTube channel.