Research council calls for university partners to develop Alan Turing institute

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is now looking for UK universities to partner with in establishing the new Alan Turing Institute - which, it is hoped, will boost the UK's research in big data and data science.

The creation of the new Alan Turing Institute was announced in the government's 2014 Budget Statement which pledged government funding of £42 million over five years, including an initial capital investment of £20 million. The Institute will have a physical location (as yet unconfirmed) which will provide a national centre for the study of big data, bringing together leaders in advanced mathematics and computing science to work across a wide range of scientific disciplines.

'Big Data plays an increasing role in research across many scientific and engineering fields,' said EPSRC chief executive Philip Nelson. 'Therefore it is vital that the UK stays at the leading edge in this area.'

Details of the call are available on the EPSRC website; institutions must register by 20 August in order to attend an open meeting on 24 September 2014.

Above photo courtesy of Godfrey Argent Studio.



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