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The role of sensing and data in transforming the future of infrastructure | Dr Jennifer Schooling

13 February 2019, 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

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This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All | UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni






Beth Wilkey


22 Gordon Street

Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge, joins us for the next event in our Constructs lecture series.

The increasing sophistication of sensing systems and data analytics has the potential to transform the future of infrastructure.

Work being carried out at the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction is developing capabilities which will provide a powerful platform for delivering data to enable smarter and more proactive decision-making, both during the construction of new assets and the management of existing infrastructure.

A number of case studies will be described which illustrate how these capabilities are being deployed with industry partners to provide insights into asset behaviour and condition.

About the Speaker

Dr Jennifer Schooling

Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director, Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, CSIC is an Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) with the specific aim to transform infrastructure through smarter information. Prior to joining the Centre Jennifer worked for Arup, the global engineering consultancy, for six years. There she led the firm’s Research Business, delivering research strategy development to aid clients in targeting their investments to improve their productivity and competitiveness. During her work managing complex interdisciplinary research projects for clients she developed a strong understanding of the demands placed on our infrastructure and the challenges of extending the design life of existing assets – of which more is being demanded all the time. Jennifer was also Arup’s Research Relationships Manager for the UK, working with staff and academic partners to develop strong collaborative relationships and managing the firm’s research investments. Jennifer has a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Cambridge.