UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


IEDE Doctoral Researcher accepted into The Turing Enrichment Scheme

15 April 2020

PhD student Andrew Mitchell has been offered a place on the highly competitive Turing Enrichment Scheme organised by The Alan Turing Institute.

City soundscape illustration

Starting in January 2021, Andrew will spend 9 months on placement at the Alan Turing Institute based in the British Library. He will continue his PhD research with the additional support and guidance of the Turing Institute. The scheme offers students the opportunity to enrich and enhance their research, make new collaborations and learn new techniques.

Andrew currently works with the IEDE research group Soundscape Indices (SSID). The SSID project aims at providing new perception-oriented indices to complement the existing set of decibel-based metrics, for a better characterisation, design and management of urban soundscapes. Andrew’s research is particularly focussed on creating computational models which can help us understand and predict urban sound perception.

Andrew said about the scheme:

I will have the chance to collaborate with new researchers, form new relationships, and broaden my research focus. I’m hoping that my time at the Turing will help me and the rest of the SSID team at UCL create a better soundscape index and to expand my work further into smart cities and urban analytics.”

Director of the Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, Professor Dejan Mumovich said:

Unparalleled dedication of our doctoral researchers is imperative for the success of our Institute. I am really pleased that Andrew's research and hard work has been acknowledged by prestigious Alan Turing's Enrichment Scheme."

More information

Read more about the Enrichment scheme at the Alan Turing Institute