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New CIM Turing Fellows for 2018-2020

New CIM Turing Fellows for 2018-2020

New CIM Turing Fellows for 2018-2020

We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor João Porto de Albuquerque and Assistant Professors Greg McInerny and Michael Castelle have been named Turing Fellows at the Alan Turing Institute for 2018-2020, and are 3 of 19 new Turing Fellows from the University of Warwick this year. The Turing Fellowship programme is designed to help increase interaction, collaboration, and research across disciplines related to the fields of data science and AI, as well as to deliver public benefit to the UK and beyond.

While at the Alan Turing Institute, Dr. Porto de Albuquerque will be dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary methods in sociospatial data science with applications to urban sustainable development, with a particular focus on disaster resilience and health. He is currently working on developing new methods to generate and visualize spatial data on human settlements needed to model urban development, combining citizen participation with spatial data analysis to improve the understanding of intra-urban inequalities.

Dr. McInerny will explore the prospects for information visualisation to improve interactions with data and analytics for both experts and citizens, whilst using the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of visualisations’ influence in a digital society.

Finally, Dr. Castelle will be developing new collaborations with AI researchers and practitioners to extend some of his work connecting techniques in deep learning (such as generative adversarial networks) with sociological and learning theory, as described in his recent presentation at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies' conference "The Thinking Machine: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Neural Networks".