The Bayes Centre: EPCC’s new home
EPCC has moved to the Bayes Centre, the University of Edinburgh’s new community of academic, research and commercial expertise located on its Central campus.
We left our original home on the Kings Buildings Campus to join the newly established Bayes Centre community, which will eventually house some 600 experts in data science and artificial intelligence from research and industry.
The move brings us into much closer contact with other data-based organisations such as The Data Lab, the Centre for Design Informatics, and the Alan Turing Institute. Our new open-plan study area also allows our MSc and PhD students to better integrate with EPCC’s staff.
The Bayes Centre is one of the University’s five innovation hubs, which are each designed to fuel growth in industry partnerships. World-leading technology, data science and enterprise teams will work together with corporate partners at the Centre to help shape the future using data-driven innovation. Education offerings for companies are also being developed here.
The Bayes will enable the University to build on its globally recognised strengths in data management, artificial intelligence, theoretical computer science, computational linguistics, systems architectures and bioinformatics.
As part of the University’s strategy to build multi-disciplinary partnerships with industry, the Bayes Centre will accommodate industrial tenants such as satellite-technology provider Orbital Micro Systems (OMS), and we look forward to the further opportunities for knowledge exchange the Bayes will bring.
“EPCC’s move to the Bayes Centre is a really important moment in its history. We’re at the heart of the Data Driven Innovation Programme and supercomputing in the UK, and this new home brings us closer to many new opportunities for collaboration in the region.” Mark Parsons, EPCC Director