UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


EEE Doctoral Researcher accepted into The Turing Enrichment Scheme

24 May 2021

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

Martin Ferianc accepted onto Turing Scheme

In January 2022, Martin will be joining the highly sought after Turing Enrichment Scheme. We had a catch up with Martin about successfully securing a place on the scheme, what it means for him and what he hopes to gain. 

What will you be doing on the Turing Enrichment Scheme?
As part of the enrichment scheme, I am going to be working on software-hardware co-adaptation of machine learning algorithms in healthcare applications through collaboration with a Turing fellow, Professor Mihaela van der Schaar from the University of Cambridge. 

How long will your tenure last?
The enrichment scheme I have selected and which fits well with my studies is 6-months long, however, there are other options such as 9 months or 12 months. 

What do you hope to gain from the scheme?
Acceptance to the enrichment scheme signifies a major milestone to my studies and my career in various ways. Mainly, I was drawn to the enrichment scheme to become a part of a community that groups leaders from diverse backgrounds and outcompetes any singular institution in the UK. I am also looking to strengthen my individual research skills. Additionally, I am going to step out of my comfort zone in terms of the research area looking at medical applications.

Martin's supervisor, Miguel Rodrigues, commented:

I am absolutely delighted Martin has been selected to the competitive Turing PhD enrichment scheme. It is an excellent opportunity for Martin to continue conducting leading research, to engage with other leading researchers within the Institute, and our group to continue to interact with a premier AI institute.

About The Alan Turing Institute Enrichment Scheme
Now entering its sixth year, the Turing Enrichment scheme offers students currently enrolled on a doctoral programme at a UK university the opportunity to join us for up to 12 months at the Turing in London. In addition, this year students can choose to base their Enrichment placement at one of two Turing university partners: the Jean Golding Institute in Bristol or the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics. Students continue their PhD in conjunction with their current supervisor, while enriching their research and making new collaborations during their time spent on the scheme.

Enrichment places are offered for 6, 9, or 12 months (part-time or full-time) with a choice of three different start dates. While on placement students are expected to work out of the Turing offices in the British Library, the Jean Golding Institute at the University of Bristol or the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics at the University of Leeds. To support relocation and travel costs the award provides either a stipend top-up and/or expenses allowance for eligible students.

About The Alan Turing Institute