A consortium led by Professor Michael McMahon, with Dr Maximilian Ahrens as a co-investigator, has been granted a funding by Alan Turing Institute’s Defence and Security Programme under the call ‘Narrative Detection Tracking’. Funding is available for one project over the initial duration of 8-months, with an option to extend to a further 6-months.
This project aims to identify relevant sub-threshold indicators & warnings at greater scale and speed than current techniques, helping human analysts focus on the highest priority and most complex tasks. This approach will be designed to allow continual human-in-the-loop involvement, for example through approaches such as active learning for labelling, prioritization, and classification improvement.
This interdisciplinary project is also in collaboration with senior researchers from the Department of Engineering Sciences.