Jennifer Whyte

Laing O'Rourke / Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Systems Integration, Imperial College London

My research focus is on systems integration in civil infrastructure. The vision is of developing next-generation tools for and approaches for systems integration, where infrastructure projects are organizationally complex and deliver both physical assets and digital asset information. This research supports the transformation to an advanced manufacturing industry with digital engineering capabilities, with decision-support tools for engineers and managers working on complex engineering projects. I work closely with Laing O'Rourke and lead research within the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. This involves research with major infrastructure clients and projects to visualize and understand complex product systems; identify risk and build in resilience and support collaborative working. The work builds on a trajectory of EPSRC-funded research, including the Design Innovation Research Centre (2010-2015), which had a foucs on new modes of design in the digital economy and was funded through a Challenging Engineering grant.