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Summer Newsletter 2019

The Centre for Systems Engineering at Imperial College London is focused on the design and operation of complex systems. Our recent and ongoing work contributes strongly to the Transforming Construction agenda, that seeks to bring construction, manufacturing, digital and energy sectors together.

Our contribution is based on a systems approach, where we recognise infrastructure systems have non-linear interactions and there is a need to address multiple objectives, interdependencies, reliability, coordination, testing, safety and maintainability. We collaborate internationally, and team members have recently visited Japan, USA, and we have hosted high-level visits from Hong Kong and Singapore.

Forthcoming events


Register for our Industry Showcase event 20 Sep 2019


Register for System Engineering Leadership programme. 27 Sep 2019


CSEI engagement

The team has engaged with industry through participation in and speaking at a number of practitioner events, including the FT Construction Summit (23 May 2019); Smart Cities New York (14-15 May 2019); Bentley Future Infrastructure Symposium, London (10-11 April 2019); National Housing Federation Finance Conference (20-21 March 2019); Laing O’Rourke PhD Research and Innovation Graduate Development Programme (4 December 2018) and ICE Presidential Breakfasts on topics related to our interests in infrastructure and projects as interventions in infrastructure systems of systems.

CSEI events

Governing Metro Rail Projects in India: Practical Challenges for Research, Dr Ashwin Mahalingam, IIT-Madras. 2nd July 15.00-16.00

Recent- Orchestrating Inter-organisational Networks to Deliver Megaprojects, Professor Jens Roehrich, University of Bath. 22 May 13.00-14.00

Recent - Capturing Stakeholder Value for Design of Built Environment, Professor Koshy Varghese, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. 17 April 2019

Recent - Challenges for engineering resilience, Professor Liz Varga, UCL. 20 February 2019

Recent journal papers and conferences

Michel-Alexandre Cardin won Best Paper Award in Design & Manufacturing at the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering (IISE) Conference & Expo 2019 in Orlando, Florida

Kuznetsova, E., Cardin, M.A., Diao, M, and Zhang, S. (2019) Integrated Decision-Support Methodology for Combined Centralized-Decentralized Waste-to-Energy Management Systems Design, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 103, pp. 477-500, 2019

Goldbeck, N., Angeloudis, P. and Ochieng, W.Y. (2019) Resilience assessment for interdependent urban infrastructure systems using dynamic network flow models, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 188, 62-79.

Whyte, J.K., Mahalingam, A. and Soman R.K. (2019) Temporality, innovation and megaproject-to-megaproject learning across continents in the case of Crossrail and Nagpur Metro 35th European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium. Edinburgh, UK.

Soman, R.K. (2019) Modelling construction scheduling constraints using Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL), European Conference on Computing in Construction (EC³ 2019). Crete, Greece.

Zhang, R., Mosca, L. and Whyte, J.K. (2019) Regional Innovation Systems and the Transformation of construction into a Manufacturing Process.  Proceeding of the 35th Annual ARCOM conference, 2-4 September 2019, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK.

Zhou, A.S.J., Chen, L. and Whyte, J.K. (2019) Information Exchange in Platform Approach to Design for Manufacture and Assembly, 36th CIB W78 2019 Conference ICT in Design, Construction and Management in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO), Newcastle, UK (under review)

Kind regards

The CSEI team

Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation
South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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