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Mathematics academics among newly appointed Turing Fellows

Published: 4 October 2021
New Turing fellows

Ten academics from the School of Mathematics have been appointed as Turing Fellows for the 2021-22 academic year. The appointments are among 30 across the University and 400 from across the Alan Turing Institute’s 13 university partners. The new 12 month fellowships started on 1 October 2021.

The wide-ranging research expertise of the new Fellows at Southampton encompasses all faculties and includes colleagues from Mathematical Sciences, Engineering, Biological Sciences, Electronics and Computer Science, Chemistry, Ocean and Earth Science, Winchester School of Art, Geography and Environmental Science, Economics, Social and Political Sciences, Physics and Astronomy.

Turing Fellows are scholars with proven research excellence in data science, artificial intelligence (AI) or a related field whose research would be significantly enhanced through active involvement with the Turing network of universities and partners.

Turing 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.”

Professor Mark Spearing , Vice President (Research and Enterprise), commented on the importance of Data Science and AI for the university, saying “Almost all areas of our academic endeavour are being radically changed by the development of data science”.

New Turing Fellow, Christine Currie , Professor of Operational Research in the School of Mathematical Sciences, expressed her happiness at the appointment: “Being appointed as a fellow of The Alan Turing Institute is a great privilege and I am really looking forward to making the most of the opportunities for developing new collaborations with other data scientists, as well as the Turing’s support for widening the impact of my research.”

Dr Erengul Dodd , Associate Professor of Actuarial Science in the School of Mathematical Sciences, and also a new Turing Fellow explained: “My research focuses on the application of statistical modelling, inference and prediction to actuarial, demographic and health data under model uncertainty. The Turing brings leading researchers and non-academic partners together to work on practical problems relevant to my research area. Being able to work with these potential partners on challenging problems is not only very exciting but also gives me an opportunity to help policymakers make better decisions on matters related to my research.”

The full list of Turing Fellows from Mathematics:

·       Dr Selin Ahipasaoglu

·       Professor Jacek Brodzki

·       Dr Stefano Coniglio

·       Dr Christine Currie

·       Dr Erengul Dodd, Mathematical Sciences

·       Professor Ben MacArthur, Mathematical Sciences

·       Dr Helen Ogden, Mathematical Sciences and S3RI

·       Dr Ruben Sanchez-Garcia, Mathematical Sciences

·       Professor David Woods, Mathematical Sciences and S3RI

·       Dr Alain Zemkoho, Mathematical Sciences

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