UCL and The Turing


Get involved with the Turing

UCL's relationship with the Alan Turing Institute provides opportunities for collaboration for academics, researchers and students. Find out how you can connect with the Turing.

The Turing has its own mailing lists which you can subscribe to receive the latest opportunities to work with the Institute. In addition, the UCL Turing University Liaison team send out regular updates via a dedicated newsletter. You can sign up to receive the monthly newsletter and join the UCL and the Turing mailing list below (you can unsubscribe any time here):

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There is also a full programme of events that you can view on the Turing website. 

Early career researchers

Data study groups

Data study groups (DSGs) offer opportunities for early career researchers to act as a principle investigator on a challenge, where they would gain valuable training, experience and contacts to advance their career as a data scientist. Please see further information on DSGs in the page below or on the Turing website

Interest groups

An interest group enables researchers to gather around shared areas of interest in data science and AI and are a great way of collaborating with like-minded people. There are 29 interest groups availiable to join, and nine more are launching in the near future. The following interest groups have UCL leadership:

  • Arts in AI
  • Rough paths: machine learning for sequential data 
  • Space Science*
  • Simulation-Based Science*
  • Health Equity*
  • Data-centric biological design and engineering*
*New for 2022

Please copy in the UCL Turing University Liaison Manager when you email the Turing to find out more about joining an interest group. There is more information about interest groups on the Turing website.

Learn more about interest groups

Turing programmes

There are currently ten different programmes of strategic research at the Turing with involvement from industry, public sector or third sector partners. You can find out more about what is happening on the Turing website.

Post-Doctoral Enrichment Awards

This initiative offers small awards to facilitate postdoctoral activity throughout the UK with the aim of building the foundations for an engaged postdoctoral community working on topics related to data science and AI. You can find out more on the Turing website.



The Turing supports PhD students from UCL in a number of ways. Find out more about current opportunities via the Turing website.


The Turing Internship Network is a national engagement scheme between the institute's business partners and doctoral students across the UK who are studying any topic with a data science and/or AI focus. You can find out details of the next round of internships via the the Turing website.

Data study groups

DSGs are intensive five day 'collaborative hackathons', which bring together organisations from industry, government and the third sector, with talented multi-disciplinary researchers from academia (format is currently different due to COVID-19). Organisations provide real-world problems to be tackled by small groups of highly talented, carefully selected researchers who brainstorm and engineer data science solutions. DSGs are also open to PhD students.


Collaborators wanted

UCL researchers are often a good source of activities and opportunities to develop knowledge around AI and machine learning. 

Opportunities to collaborate will be listed here.


Senior researchers and academics


The Turing periodically holds a call for new Turing Fellows. These are normally aimed at mid-to-senior career researchers at from Turing partner universities. The 2021 call closed on 23 June and the new Fellows began their term in October 2021. 

Turing programmes

There are project and funding opportunities through the Turing programmes. Find out more on the Turing website.

Other opportunities

There are a range of other opportunities for senior academics to work with the Turing including as supervisors for PhD students and to set a challenge for DSGs. Please contact the UCL Turing University Liaison Manager to find out.

Contact the UCL Turing ULM