8 Computer Scientists among Thirty-three University of Oxford researchers named Turing Fellows for the 2021/22 academic year
Posted: 30th September 2021
The Turing Institute has announced its latest cohort of Turing Fellows, and they include researchers from 14 departments spanning the MPLS, Social Sciences and Medical Sciences divisions. 8 of the new fellows are Department of Computer Science academics. Some have been closely involved with the Turing Institute since its creation in 2015, when Oxford was one of the five founding university members; for the rest, the Fellowship is their first formal association with the Institute.
Professor Sam Howison, Head of MPLS Division, commented: ‘I am delighted to see the work of so many Oxford researchers recognised in this way. Their wide-ranging expertise illustrates not only the breadth of outstanding data science and AI research in Oxford, but also the critical importance of data science to so many aspects of the modern world.
‘Recent work on the analysis of rough paths, led by Prof Terry Lyons from Oxford’s Mathematical Institute, has already shown how the networking opportunities afforded by the Turing Institute can lead to transformative new areas of research. We look forward to the new internal and external connections and collaborations which this year’s cohort of Fellows will form.’
The 400 fellows announced by the Alan Turing Institute – the UK’s national institute for data science and AI – are drawn from across its 13 partner universities and are established scholars with proven research excellence in data science, artificial intelligence, or a related field. They contribute to new ideas, drive collaborative projects that deliver impact, and help to grow the institute’s research capacity and its diverse network of partner organisations.
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.’
The full list of fellows from our department is as follows:
- Professor Alessandro Abate, Professor of Verification and Control
- Professor Michael Benedikt, Professor of Computing Science
- Dr Ani Calinescu, Associate Professor
- Professor Georg Gottlob, Royal Society Research Professor and Professor of Informatics
- Professor Ian Horrocks, Professor of Computer Science
- Professor Varun Kanade, Associate Professor
- Professor Marta Kwiatkowska, Professor of Computing Systems
- Professor Thomas Lukasiewicz, Professor of Computer Science