The University of Cambridge is a founder member of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science. The Institute is a partnership of five leading UK Universities, the EPSRC and several Strategic Partners.
Its mission is to: undertake data science research at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, statistics and systems engineering; provide technically informed advice to policy makers on the wider implications of algorithms; enable researchers from industry and academia to work together to undertake research with practical applications; and act as a magnet for leaders in academia and industry from around the world to engage with the UK in data science and its applications.
The Institute is headquartered at The British Library in London. Its first Director is Professor Andrew Blake.
A number of Faculty Fellows are seconded part-time from the University of Cambridge to drive the Institute's scientific programme, in collaboration with other leading academics and researchers from government and industry. The first cohorts of Postdoctoral Fellows and PhD students take up their positions in Autumn 2016.