Anna Scaife Awarded Turing AI Fellowship

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Following the wider skills and talent package announced by the UK government earlier this year, The Alan Turing Institute are now pleased to announce the appointment of five new and highly talented Turing AI Fellows.

The Office for Artificial Intelligence, The Alan Turing Institute and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have worked together to successfully attract the Turing AI Fellows, some of the best research talent from around the world.

The Turing AI Fellows, who have been appointed for five years, are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds and will be tackling research challenges ranging from sustainable aviation to AI for discovery in data intensive astrophysics.

Anna Scaife, University of Manchester, Turing AI Fellow

We are very pleased to announce that the University of Manchester’s Anna Scaife has been appointed as a Turing AI Fellow. 

Anna’s Turing AI Fellowship focuses on AI for discovery in data intensive astrophysics. In this era of big data astrophysics, radio telescopes like the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) have data rates so large that the raw data cannot be stored, and even using the compressed data products requires a super-computer. Anna will develop new machine learning approaches to deal efficiently with these huge data volumes, and address the question of how we can still allow for discovery when such processing is completely automated. In particular, she will focus on how we can incorporate knowledge from historical data into the machine learning for new experiments like the SKA without introducing biases that adversely affect the results.

To continue attracting outstanding AI talent, a new call for the Turing AI Acceleration Fellowship opens today (24 October 2019). In addition, details of the Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellowships have also been released and this call will open in early November. Together, both calls have received £37.5 million of investment to support a number of fellows over five years. 

To find out more about the Turing AI fellows and to keep up to date with the latest news, please click here.

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