The U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) wants to partner with U.K. universities on an initiative to establish the Alan Turing Institute.
The U.K. government, which plans to provide 42 million British pounds over five years to fund the national center, has turned to EPSRC to coordinate the effort. The government sees the Institute as an opportunity to position the nation as a global leader in the analysis and application of big data. "Big data is a key component in how we conduct science today and its importance will only increase in the future," says Greg Clarke, the U.K. Minister for Universities, Science, and Cities.
The national center will promote advanced research and translational work in the application of data science and associated computational algorithms. The Institute is expected to bring together leaders in advanced mathematics and computing science, and the work of the center should be relevant to a wide range of business sectors.
"It is a fitting tribute to Alan Turing that this Institute will push the boundaries of mathematics and lead the way in research, education, and knowledge transfer," Clarke says.
From Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
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