The Alan Turing Institute, headquartered in the British Library, London, was created as the national Institute for data science in 2015. In 2017, as a result of a government recommendation, they added artificial intelligence to their remit.
The Institute is named in honour of Alan Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), whose pioneering work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering and computing is considered to be the key disciplines comprising the fields of data science and artificial intelligence.
In 2023 the Institute launched their university network, providing all UK universities with an interest in data science and AI the opportunity to engage and collaborate both with the Institute and its broader networks.
King’s is proud to be a member of the Turing University Network, supporting the Institute to achieve its three ambitious goals: advance world-class research and apply it to national and global challenges, build skills for the future, and drive an informed public conversation.
Find out more below about King's researchers who are Turing AI Fellows, Turing Fellows, and Enrichment students.
Turing AI Fellows
The Turing AI Fellowships are a £46 million initiative created as part of the AI Sector Deal’s ambitious skills and talent package aimed at retaining, attracting and developing the best and brightest AI international researchers. Fellows from a wide variety of disciplines undertake world-leading creative and innovative AI research, working in collaboration with partners from other sectors to accelerate the impact of their research.
There are currently 27 Turing AI Fellows, two of whom are based at King’s.
Turing Fellows are the next generation of world leading researchers. They have proven research excellence in data science, artificial intelligence, or a related field, and research interests aligned to the Turing’s Science and Innovation priorities outlined in the Institute Strategy. Turing Fellows are active members of the Turing community, contribute new ideas, and help grow the research capacity of the Institute.
- Professor Elizabeth Black, Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences
- Dr Yali Du, Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences
- Dr Helen Yannakoudakis, Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences
- Professor Nicolas Holliman, Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences
- Dr Barbara McGillivray, Faculty of Arts & Humanities
The Turing Enrichment scheme is designed for PhD students looking to enhance and broaden their research within the Turing community. Read more about the scheme and testimonials from two King’s students who have taken part.
Current Enrichment scheme students at King's:
- Madeleine Waller, Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences
- Yuhan Wang, Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences
Previous Enrichment scheme students at King's:
- Cari Hyde-Vaamonde, The Dickson Poon School of Law
- Haochen Li, Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences
- Simon Dahan, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
- Rebecca Green, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
- Victoria Carr, Faculty of Dental, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences
- Cian Michael, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine
Catherine is based in the King's Institute for Artificial Intelligence. She is the Turing liaison for King's College London so if you are a King’s researcher with any questions about the Turing and the opportunities it offers please get in touch with Catherine.