A UK data science venture is to form a long-term strategic partnership with technology giant, Intel.
The partnership between The Alan Turing Institute and Intel will deliver a research programme focused on high-performance computing and data analytics.
Teams in the University’s School of Informatics and School of Mathematics are contributing to the work on the Institute.
It aims to be a world leader in the understanding and application of large-scale digital data.
Researchers from the Institute and Intel will work together on the programme with co-funded research fellows and software engineers.
In addition, Intel will assign a hardware architecture team to the Institute’s facilities.
This will enable new algorithms - mathematical sets of instructions designed to solve a problem - developed by the Institute to feed into the design of Intel’s microprocessors.
The partnership will also enable a new generation of data scientists to be trained through the Institute’s doctoral programme.
This will ensure that students are equipped with the latest data science techniques, tools and methodologies.
Both organisations will work together to raise awareness of the importance and potential of data science and algorithms.
The Alan Turing Institute is a joint venture between the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Warwick, UCL and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
It is being funded over five years with £42 million from the UK government.
Intel is a global leader in computing innovation and I am delighted that it has become a strategic partner. This is a great development for the Institute and for data science globally.