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Queen Mary researchers shine at The Alan Turing Institute
1 March 2024

Three exceptional Queen Mary researchers have been awarded Turing Fellowships by The Alan Turing Institute.

Clumped isotope data reveals hidden CO2 sink in ocean transform faults
12 February 2024

DERI Professor, Cedric John, Head of Data Science for the Environment and Sustainability and his team played a pivotal role in a new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), uncovering a previously unknown aspect of the geological carbon cycle

DERI Professor secures 275K Grant from the AHRC BRAID Programme
8 February 2024

Professor David Leslie and Dr Aoife Monks will lead for Queen Mary on the newly funded AHRC BRAID Programme Award focused on Generative AI's impact on creative industries.

Professor David Leslie galvanises support for a global AI Ethics Observatory at UNESCO in Slovenia
5 February 2024

Professor Leslie has warned of a ticking time bomb if governments and world leaders don’t proactively address the ethical issues around AI.

Unveiling the Secrets of Tudor History: 'Tudor Networks of Power' - A Pioneering Collaboration
21 January 2024

New book from Queen Mary academic Professor Ruth Ahnert, an early modern book historian, and Dr. Sebastian E. Ahnert, a physicist specialising in complex networks, brings to light the complex power dynamics, the spy-craft, and the intrigues that defined the Tudor era (1509-1603).

Queen Mary students successfully awarded placements at The Alan Turing Institute
6 November 2023

Four postgraduate research students from Queen Mary University of London have successfully been awarded an Enrichment placement at The Alan Turing Institute. They will be able to gain valuable research experience through the placements.

Professor David Leslie Leads AI Fringe Event putting Children’s rights and inequality on the AI Agenda
3 November 2023

On November 2nd 2023, Professor David Leslie, Professor of Ethics, Technology and Society at Queen Mary University London, and Director of Ethics and Responsible Innovation Research at the Alan Turing institute, led an AI Fringe event aligned with the UK Government's AI Safety Summit, in partnership with the Alan Turing Institute, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, and Big Innovation Centre

DERI Fellow Awarded Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship
4 August 2023

Dr Emmanouil Benetos, Reader in Machine Listening & Director of Research at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, and DERI Fellow has been awarded one of seven Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowships awarded to support engineering research with benefits for society and economy.

Queen Mary's Innovative Digital Health Collaboration Workshop: A Landmark Meeting of Minds in Healthcare AI
18 July 2023

Queen Mary University of London, University College London and Imperial College London. hosted a successful Multi-scale & Multi-modality Digital Health Collaboration Workshop on Tuesday, 18th July. Supported by the local organising team of Queen Mary's Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) and Centre for Bioengineering, this event brought together an impressive group of 122 participants from numerous universities, institutes, and industry partners to Queen Mary’s Whitechapel Campus. 

Researchers share expertise at AI for Drug Discovery Summer Symposium
13 July 2023

Researchers and students from Queen Mary University of London’s Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) came together with industry partners and experts from other universities to discuss artificial intelligence (AI)’s significant potential for drug discovery at the UKRI/BBSRC AI for Drug Discovery Summer Symposium, hosted by the Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP), led by Exscientia

Queen Mary Joins Turing University Network
4 April 2023

Queen Mary University of London has joined The Alan Turing Institute’s new university network, further strengthening its ties to the Institute and its connections with other leading universities

DERI hosts a Delegation from Malaysia
17 March 2023

On March 16th, DERI welcomed a delegation from Malaysia to Empire House.

First Cohort of students start on the UKRI/BBSRC AI for Drug Discovery Programme
4 November 2022

In October 2022, the Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) welcomed the first cohort of students on the UKRI/BBSRC funded AI for Drug Discovery Collaborative Training Partnership Award.

DERI Director part of new group to advance digital twins in healthcare
19 October 2022

Professor Greg Slabaugh, Director of DERI and Professor of Computer Vision, along with researchers from across Queen Mary is part of a consortium of 19 partners that will aid personalised healthcare by using virtual copies of objects

Professor Claudia Langenberg, Director of the Precision Healthcare University Research Institute Claudia Langenberg Appointed as the Director of the new Precision Healthcare University Research Institute
5 September 2022

Queen Mary welcomes Professor Claudia Langenberg as the Director of the newly established Precision Healthcare University Research Institute (PHURI).

Prof David Leslie The Digital Environment Research Institute Welcomes Professor David Leslie
25 August 2022

The Digital Environment Research Institute makes its first key academic appointment, welcoming Professor David Leslie as Professor of Ethics, Technology and Society.

DERI Launch Event on March 24th 2022 The Digital Environment Research Institute Celebrates Official Launch
25 March 2022

The Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) was officially launched on March 24th 2022 at an exclusive event hosted by Queen Mary – Towards 2030: Realising the UK’s AI Ambitions.

AI and Human Rights
9 December 2021

Reaping AI’s potential requires more intelligent industry collaboration
7 November 2021

The brain drain from academia to industry is just one of the glitches that need addressing, says Greg Slabaugh

Congratulations to Prof Shaogang Gong who has been elected an ELLIS Fellow in the ELLIS Program Multimodal Learning Systems.
4 November 2021

Shaogang (Sean) Gong is Professor of Visual Computation at Queen Mary University of London where he established the Queen Mary Computer Vision Laboratory in 1993. His research is in Computer Vision and Machine Learning with a focus on Object Recognition, Action Recognition, and Video Analysis.

Queen Mary partner with industry to train next generation of ‘AI-native’ biological scientists
27 October 2021

Queen Mary University of London are partnering with Exscientia, MSD and Heptares Therapeutics to deliver a new doctoral training programme that will train researchers to apply cutting-edge AI expertise to the discovery and development of new drugs.

The Alan Turing Institute awards Turing Fellowships to 42 academics from Queen Mary
22 September 2021

Queen Mary is one of 13 University partners of The Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. Through The Alan Turing Institute, our experts can participate in strategic partnerships, connect and collaborate with colleagues from other institutions, share expertise and shape innovative research.

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