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Exeter joined the prestigious The Alan Turing Institute in 2018

New cohort of Exeter academics secure prestigious Alan Turing Institute Fellowships

The next generation of data science and artificial intelligence (AI) experts from the University of Exeter have secured prestigious fellowships from The Alan Turing Institute, it has been announced.

Thirty-five researchers, spanning many disciplines and all six Colleges at Exeter, have received the Turing Fellowships, which begin on October 1st 2021. 

A further five academics have retained their Fellowships through existing roles and projects with The Alan Turing Institute. 

The 12-month Fellowships not only allow the academics to enhance their careers, but also help pioneer world-leading research in the field of data science. They support the researchers to spend a proportion of their time at The Alan Turing Institute headquarters in London where they will join a hub of world-leading data science and AI expertise drawn from across the Turing’s network of partners 

Professor Richard Everson, Exeter’s Turing University Lead said: “It’s fantastic to see the breadth of disciplines represented by Exeter’s Turing Fellows, underlining both the use of data science and AI in the sciences and humanities, and the contributions of these disciplines to data science itself.”  

The Turing Fellowships are bestowed on academics with proven research excellence in data science, artificial intelligence, or a related field. The newly appointed Fellows will contribute to The Alan Turing Institute's expanding interdisciplinary research programmes, as well as bring new ideas and proposals for collaborative projects with the potential for new research projects. 

Institute Director and Chief Executive Adrian Smith said, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome this new group of Fellows. This cohort is incredibly multidisciplinary and diverse. They will bring a rich range of expertise and ensure we continue to do world-leading, impactful research.”  

Exeter joined the prestigious The Alan Turing Institute in 2018, having been selected due to its research excellence and ability to bring new expertise and opportunities to enhance the core strengths of the Institute. 

Data Science at Exeter is led by world-leading experts from the University’s Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI), which develops innovative approaches to the use of data and artificial intelligence in modern society, considering social implications as well as technical aspects.  

The IDSAI holds research collaborations and strategic partnerships with industry across the globe, influences government policy in data science and AI and guide public dialogue around social and ethical issues arising from technological developments. 


The full list of Exeter Turing Fellows is: 

Michael Allen 

Edmond Awad 

Susan Banducci 

Robert Beardmore 

Federico Botta 

Lewys Brace 

Alan Brown 

Peter Challenor 

Albert Chen 

Riccardo Di Clemente 

Tim Dodwell 

Anjan Dutta 

Richard Everson 

Jonathan Fieldsend 

Guangtao Fu 

Oliver Hauser 

Leif Isaksen 

Edward Keedwell 

Mark Kelson 

Prakash Kripakaran 

Francis Lambert 

Tim Lenton 

Sabina Leonelli 

Ke Li 

David Llewellyn 

Ronaldo Menezes 

Thomas Monks 

Mohsen Mosleh 

Jonathan Phillips 

David Plans 

David Richards 

Gavin Shaddick 

Niccolo Tempini 

Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova 

Jess Tyrrell 

Kirsty Wan 

Hywel Williams 

Daniel Williamson 

Andrew Wood 

Zena Wood 

Date: 1 October 2021

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