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The Alan Turing Institute

ATI logoThe 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. 

For more information visit the Institute Website or contact the University Liaison Director, Professor Zoubin Ghahramani FRS.

About us

The Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative brings together researchers from across the University to address challenges presented by our access to unprecedented volumes of data. Our research spans all six Schools of the University, from the underlying fundamentals in mathematics and computer science, to applications ranging from astronomy and bioinformatics, to medicine, social science and the humanities

In parallel, our research addresses important issues around law, ethics and economics, in order to apply Big Data to solve challenging problems for society.

Cambridge Big Data supports collaboration and knowledge transfer in this growing field. 

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