The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science, has appointed Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS as Institute Director. Professor Smith, currently Vice-Chancellor at the University of London, will take up his new role later this year.
Howard Covington, Chair of The Alan Turing Institute, said: “I am delighted that Adrian has agreed to lead the Institute. He not only has a formidable academic record and a deep commitment to advancing scientific excellence but also a huge breadth of experience leading world-class research organisations and working with and within government.”
Adrian Smith said: “The Alan Turing Institute has a unique role to play in ensuring that the UK fully exploits the potential of advances in data science and AI to transform business and social systems for the benefit of society.”