Thursday, 4 August 2011
The Engineer article on Bath/BU EngD project
As I have posted in the past I am part of the supervisory team for a CDE (Centre for Digital Entertainment) funded EngD (Doctorate in Engineering) project. CDE is a collaborative effort between Bournemouth University and the University of Bath which is funded by EPSRC in order to create a doctoral training centre with a VFX, animation and visualization focus.
The EngD project that I am involved in co-supervising, which focuses on using artificial intelligence to model how crowds move, is, other than BU and UoB, also involving Buro Happold, a large engineering consultancy where the student is housed for a big part of his doctorate. The outcome of the project could help architects design better buildings. This has now attracted some publicity with an article at The Engineer website.
For more information about this project I am involved with, and also quotes from Julian Padget from the UoB (who is also the lead academic supervisor) check the article itself here.