In what is anticipated to be the first of several workshops, the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at UT Austin joined The Alan Turing Institute in London this week to launch an exciting new research partnership. As one of the leading computational science research institutes in the US, the Oden Institute first established a connection with the Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, back in 2020 after formalizing a partnership with researchers from the Turing’s Data-Centric Engineering program.
However, this is the first time researchers from the two societal-leading institutes have had the opportunity to meet in person since the partnership was announced almost three years ago.
The aim of this inaugural workshop, therefore, is to lay foundations for the direction of future research.
Leading experts from both institutes will use this introduction to get a better understanding of the research expertise and project legacy of each “in order to identify where collaboration would add the greatest value to both organizations and countries; and delineate in more concrete terms the areas and research activities for collaboration as well as identify promising funding sources to support joint research activities.”
"This partnership is very exciting as The Alan Turing Institute is the leading institute for data science in the UK, perhaps even in Europe,” said Per-Gunnar Martinsson, Professor of Mathematics at the College of Natural Sciences, core faculty at the Oden Institute and Group leader for the team of 15 researchers who traveled to London this week from UT Austin.