Siddharth Dixit invited to Alan Turing Institute | Department of Mathematics

Siddharth Dixit invited to Alan Turing Institute

Siddharth is in the 3rd year of the BSc (Research) programme in Mathematics. He has an interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence and is also pursuing a Minor in Computer Science. He was recently selected by the Alan Turing Institute for a week long event where international researchers took up real world problems framed by the Bristol City Council.

Siddharth Dixit, a 3rd year Mathematics major, also studying for a minor in Computer Science, was among 50 worldwide researchers invited to participate in the Data Study Group organized by the Alan Turing Institute, UK's national institute for Artificial Intelligence. It was a week long event which was hosted by the Jean Golding Institute at the University of Bristol with the aim of bringing together some of the country’s top talent from data science, artificial intelligence, and wider fields, to analyse real-world data science challenges.

Siddharth was selected based on his proposal on solving Air Pollution in Bristol City Center using Machine Learning and the work he had done in his previous research projects collaborating with the University of Luxembourg. He was the youngest person over there, while others were mostly Postgraduates and Postdoctoral students from University of Oxford, Cambridge etc. The Alan Turing institute had arranged his accommodation and meals during the event and also provided him with a travel grant. Shiv Nadar University provided him additional financial support.

Siddharth's work mainly centered around building models to relate Air Pollution and Weather data to generate actionable insights. Complete details of the work carried out by the whole team and the results generated would be published as a white paper by the Alan Turing Institute in about 6 months after the end of the event. The concluding day of the event involved all the teams presenting their findings before an audience of international researchers, Turing fellows and the challenge owners.

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