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Project overview

The UKRI TAS Hub assembles a team from the Universities of Southampton, Nottingham and King’s College London. The Hub sits at the centre of the £33M Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Programme, funded by the UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund.

The role of the TAS Hub is to coordinate and work with six research nodes to establish a collaborative platform for the UK to enable the development of socially beneficial autonomous systems that are both trustworthy in principle and trusted in practice by individuals, society and government.


Lead researcher

Professor Gopal Ramchurn

Professor of Artificial Intelligence
Other researchers

Dame Wendy Hall DBE FRS FREng FCGI

Director of WSI

Research interests

  • Web Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science

Professor Diana Eccles

Dean of Medicine

Research interests

  • Genetic predispostion to cancer
  • Cancer susceptibility variant interpetation and clinical application
  • Patient communication to optimise shared decision making

Professor Michael Butler

Dean of Engineering and Physical Science

Emeritus Professor Neville Stanton

Research interests

  • Ergonomics and Human Factors methods
  • Distributed cognition and distributed situation awareness
  • The effects of automation on human tasks, mainly focused on the development of vehicle automation in road transport

Professor Age Chapman

Professor of Computer Science

Professor Paurav Shukla

Professor of Marketing

Research interests

  • Luxury consumption
  • Brand management 
  • Consumer behaviour and self-identity 

Professor Wendy Adams

Professor of Experimental Psychology

Professor James Scanlan

Professor of Design

Dr Ann-Marie Hughes

Associate Professor

Professor Christian Enemark BA, LLB, PhD

Professor in International Relations

Research interests

  • Ethics of war and peace
  • Politics of global health
  • International security

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups