Birmingham welcomes new Turing Fellows

BHP founder-member the University of Birmingham has welcomed 38 new Turing Fellows, appointed by the Alan Turing Institute as part of its 2021/22 cohort.

The 400 fellows announced by the Alan Turing Institute 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.

The wide-ranging research expertise of the new Fellows ranges across all five of the University’s Colleges, including experts in health data, brain imaging, behaviour modelling, genomic analysis and microscopy across: Psychology; Cancer and Genomic Sciences; Applied Health Research; Immunology and Immunotherapy; and Microbiology and Infection.


The Birmingham Turing Fellows in life sciences and medical disciplines are:

      • Andrew Bagshaw (brain imaging and neuroscience)
      • Andrew Beggs (Health Data)
      • Jean-Baptiste Cazier (Health Data)
      • Jinming Duan (medical image analysis and deep learning)
      • Georgios Gkoutos (Health Data
      • Dietmar Heinke  (human behaviour modelling)
      • Ole Jensen (brain imaging and neuroscience)
      • Max di Luca (human behaviour modelling)
      • Krish Niranthirakumar (Health Data)
      • Dylan Owen (Single molecule microscopy and pattern analysis)
      • Nicole Wheeler (high-throughput genomic analysis for threat analysis)

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.”


The full list of Fellows at the University of Birmingham is as follows:

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Chemical Engineering

    • Kit Windows-Yule (dynamics of particulate systems)
    • Grant Wilson (energy data)

Chemistry

    • Tim Albrecht (machine learning for single molecule science)

Computer Science

    • Max Little (causal reasoning, machine learning for signal processing, smartphone sensing)
    • David Parker (verification of AI systems)
    • Miqing Li (optimization)
    • Ata Kaban (machine learning theory)
    • Per Kristian Lehre (optimization and theory)
    • Hyung Jin Chang (computer vision and deep learning)
    • Jinming Duan (medical image analysis and deep learning)

Engineering

    • John Easton (railway information systems)

Mathematics

    • Xiaocheng Shang (sampling in high dimensional spaces)
    • Fabian Spill (mathematical modelling)
    • Samuel Johnson (complex systems and networks)
    • Jinglai Li (computational statistics and inverse problems)
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Guy Davies (Astrophysical data science, Bayesian inference)
    • Matt Nicholl (Astrophysical data science, Bayesian inference)
    • Alberto Vecchio  (Astrophysical data science, Bayesian inference)

College of Arts and Law

English Language and Applied Linguistics

    • Jack Grieve (corpus linguistics)
    • Michaela Mahlberg (corpus linguistics)

English Literature

    • Hazel Wilkinson (digital humanities, computer vision)

Law

    • Sylvie Delacroix (AI regulation and ethics)

Modern Languages

    • Petar Milin (computational linguistics)

College of Social Sciences

Economics

    • Colin Rowat (game theory, explainable AI)

Management

    • Yufeng Zhang (operations management)

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

GEES

    • Lee Chapman (climate resilience)
    • Laura Graham

Psychology

    • Andrew Bagshaw (brain imaging and neuroscience)
    • Dietmar Heinke  (human behaviour modelling)
    • Ole Jensen (brain imaging and neuroscience)
    • Max di Luca (human behaviour modelling)

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Cancer and Genomic Sciences

    • Andrew Beggs (Health Data)
    • Jean-Baptiste Cazier (Health Data)
    • Georgios Gkoutos (Health Data

Applied Health Research

    • Krish Niranthirakumar (Health Data)

Immunology and Immunotherapy

    • Dylan Owen (Single molecule microscopy and pattern analysis)

Microbiology and Infection

    • Nicole Wheeler (high-throughput genomic analysis for threat analysis)