The UK’s Big Data drive opens a new chapter

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Alan Turing

Kings College Cambridge

A £42 million research centre to keep the UK at the forefront of the Big Data revolution will be based at the British Library.

The location of the Alan Turing Institute was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer today (04 December).

Named in honour of the wartime code breaker, the Institute will build on national strengths in mathematics and computer science, and help position the UK as a world leader in the analysis and application of Big Data.

EPSRC is responsible for delivering the £42 million Institute and realising its ambition.

The Alan Turing Institute will promote the development and use of advanced mathematics, computer science, algorithms and big data for human benefit. It will conduct first class research and development in an environment that brings together theory and practical application.

It will be a world leading institute that will provide a fitting memorial to Alan Turing.

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