Congratulations to OMI members Maximilian Ahrens and Janet Pierrehumbert who – together with Principal Investigator Michael McMahon (Economics) – have been granted 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. OMI students Felix Drinkall and Dragos Gorduza will join the team as research assistants.

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.