University of Sheffield researchers announced as co-directors of pioneering new Turing digital twins initiative

A new initiative aims to democratise access to emerging digital twin technology


The Alan Turing Institute, the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence (AI), has today (Tuesday, 21 March 2023) launched a ground-breaking Turing Research and Innovation Cluster (TRIC) focusing on digital twins.

The TRIC-DT, led by five co-directors including Prof. David Wagg and Prof. Keith Worden from The University of Sheffield's Dynamics Research Group will support the creation of specialised expertise and new computational digital twin infrastructure, unlocking barriers that previously hindered their use.

The TRIC-DT was announced as a pivotal part of AI UK, the national AI showcase, and aims to democratise access to emerging digital twin technology by providing open and reproducible computational and social tools for digital twin development and deployment as a national service. A team of researchers from The University of Sheffield were in attendance at AIUK to discuss the TRIC-DT project and to present research from the Turing funded Digital twins for high-value engineering applications (DTHIVE) project.

The Turing Research and Innovation Cluster will pull on both the Turing’s existing multidisciplinary academic expertise, established research engineer and community science capability, as well as on development partners across the UK. 

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