The TPP Alan Turing Studentship

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Andrew Georgiou (KC 2021) is the current TPP Alan Turing scholar. Thanks to the generous support of The Phoenix Partnership Ltd (TPP) to graduate students, he is at King’s doing an MPhil in Advanced Computer Science - something which very nearly didn’t happen.

Andrew says: “One year ago, I was finishing my undergraduate degree in Liverpool and facing a difficult decision. Could I afford to turn down a corporate software engineering job and come to Cambridge? My family couldn’t help, much as they would love to. But I knew that my research area, in Natural Language Processing, has the potential to really make a difference. And I knew I wanted to go to a place that has driven innovation.

My long-term goal is being able to work in the area of speech recognition and voice dictation in order to enable people with disabilities to interact with technology in much the same way we can – this is an area particularly close to me as a family member lost most of his vision at an early age.

The Turing legacy, all that King’s represents – that’s really important to me. There’s also a diversity of interests and backgrounds here that enriches the experience for everyone – King’s people want to make a difference, and I want to be part of that."

The TPP Alan Turing Studentship has attracted some of the most promising scholars from around the world, and hopes to encourage study into the cutting edge of applications of computer science and advanced statistical techniques to data and analytics.

 

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