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Southampton academic appointed Programme Director within AI for Science and Government (ASG) programme

Published: 14 April 2021
Professor Ben MacArthur

Turing Fellow and Deputy Programme Director for the Turing Health and Medical Sciences programme, Professor Ben MacArthur has been appointed as Director of AI for Science and Government and joins newly appointed Programme Chair, Professor Jonathan Rowe. The new appointments make up a new leadership structure for the ASG programme and will run for an interim 12-month period.

Both Jonathan and Ben have been embedded within the ASG programme for some time as Theme Lead for AI for Science and co-lead of the Environment & Sustainability Cross Theme Project (CTP), and Theme Lead for Health and co-lead of the Shocks and Resilience CTP respectively.

AI for science and government (ASG) runs a number of research activities to support the UK's priority areas which are nested within existing Institute programmes and aims to deploy AI and data science through six themes:

  • Digital Twins: Urban Analytics, underpinning the planning system;
  • Digital Twins: Complex Engineering Systems, in industry;
  • Health, revolutionising health services through precision medicine;
  • Criminal Justice System, laying foundations for AI in government departments and agencies;
  • AI for Science, delivering AI into national labs;
  • Tools, Practices and Systems, bringing best practice into domain areas.


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