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EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future

Transforming the future of infrastructure - the role of sensing and data

This talk will explore the challenges of designing, operating and maintaining our major economic infrastructure, and the role of new and innovative sensing solutions in enabling us to address these challenges.
Much of our infrastructure is over 100 years old, and ever more is being demanded of it in the pursuit of the delivery of services such as energy, transport, water, and living and working spaces. Yet we can't simply build our way out of a capacity constraint, so we have to find innovative ways of doing more with the infrastructure that we have. Innovations in sensing can provide the vital data that we need to enable engineers to better understand and assess our existing infrastructure, and to design and construct new infrastructure in a resource efficient way.

Jennifer SchoolingJennifer Schooling

Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction
University of Cambridge

Dr Jennifer Schooling was appointed Director of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) in 2013. CSIC focuses on how better data and information from a wide range of sensing systems can be used to improve our understanding of our infrastructure, leading to better design, construction and management practices. The centre has strong collaboration with industry, developing and demonstrating innovations on real construction and infrastructure projects, and developing standards and guidance to enable implementation. Dr Schooling is founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Smart Infrastructure and Construction Proceedings journal (ICE). She recently served as a member of PAS185 smart cities security standard steering group and of ICE’s State of the Nation 2017 ‘Digital Transformation’ Steering Group. Prior to joining CSIC, Dr Schooling worked for Arup, leading the firm’s Research Business, and before that for Edwards Vacuum (then BOC Edwards) as a manager for New Product Introductions.

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