UCL and The Turing


UCL's Turing University Team unveiled

15 September 2022

UCL's partnership with the Alan Turing Institute entered a new chapter with the appointment of a three-strong Turing University Team as the research leads between the college and the institute.

The portico with UCL and ATI branding

This week, Professor Mirco Musolesi stepped down as Turing University Lead after four years as UCL’s research lead with the Turing.

In what is believed to be a first for a Turing University Partner, UCL has decided to create a Turing University Team (TUT) to replace Mirco, in view of the time-consuming nature of this role.

After a competition and selection process, the new team comprises:

  • Professor Elsa Arcaute - Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)
  • Dr Irina Brass - Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP)
  • Professor Miguel Rodrigues - Electronic and Electrical Engineering

 Rosie Niven continues in her role as University Liaison Manager, the admin lead, and will assist with the handover between Mirco and the new team.

 The team will have a lead who will attend the meetings, while the other members will deputise and take on specific responsibilities designed to ensure that we get the very most from the valuable relationship with the Turing.  The roles will rotate between the participants with Miguel, taking on the role for the 2022-23 academic years. 

UCL's Turing university partner board member, Nigel Titchner-Hooker, said:

" I would like to thank Mirco for his utter dedication to the broad remit of the role and for his extraordinary enthusiasm and energy. He has been a super ambassador for UCL and an undaunted champion too. He has earned huge respect across the Turing and I know is going to be missed.   Finally can I welcome Elsa, Irina and Miguel to the role and I look forward to working with them at this important time for the partnership between UCL and the Alan Turing Institute."