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Sam works jointly between the High Performance Networking department and Engineering Mathematics, supervised by Prof. Eddie Wilson (Chair in Intelligent Transport Systems) and Prof. Dimitra Simeonidou (Head of HPN). This pioneering project is the first time the two departments have worked together.
Sam has many years of industry experience. He worked for four year at Transport for London in their Research and Development Department where he was part of the technical team upgrading the communications infrastructure for the traffic control system. Since then he has spent two years as a Systems Engineer designing and managing the installation of on shore renewable schemes.
Within academia Sam's research has focussed on the strategic development and deployment of technology interventions to better understand and manage the urban environment. Sam has deployed sophisticated technology based systems in a number of real world applications, creating a realtime Structural Health Monitoring dashboard for the Clifton Suspension Bridge, instrementing a fleet of electric bicycles to obtain detailed active mode mobility data, and the integration of edge compute into an Urban Traffic Control system to obtain finer grain information about vehicle movements. To achieve this Sam's research has developed technology integration and resilience understanding, but has also relied heavily on Soft Systems research to manage the interactions between the technology and the wider human context.
University of Bristol positions
Research AssociateDepartment of Civil Engineering
DescriptionThis project aims at understanding the cause of the stanchion damage of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, using numerical analyses, pushover lab tests on removed stanchions and data from in-situ sensors.…
03/05/2021 to 02/11/2021
DescriptionWe will build a mathematical simulation of the Clifton Suspension Bridge that can be updated automatically to mimic the real thing. This will shed light on how best to maintain…
11/01/2021 to 10/03/2021
DescriptionThis project supports the pilot deployment of the Array of Things city-sensing technology in the city of Bristol.
01/11/2016 to 31/07/2017
2019 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence & Computing, Advanced & Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing & Communications, Cloud & Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovation
- Conference contribution
2019 International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC 2019)
- Conference contribution
- E-pub ahead of print
Proceedings of the ICE - Smart Infrastructure and Construction
Potential Computer Vision Technologies for Monitoring Shared Spaces (Bristol Case Study)
- Commissioned report