Alan Turing Institute Hits the Ground Running for HPC & Data Science

Professor Andrew Blake, Director, Alan Turing Institute The UK’s Alan Turing Institute has marked its first few days of operations with the announcement of its new director, the confirmation of £10 million of research funding from Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a research partnership with GCHQ, collaboration with the EPSRC and Cray, and the commencement of its first research activities. The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science. The institute has appointed Professor Andrew Blake, who will join the Institute in October, as its first Director where he is expected to begin a five year appointment. Currently the laboratory director of Microsoft Research UK, Blake has been involved in contemporary computing research since completing his PhD in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh in 1983. Howard Covington, chairman of…


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