Artificial Intelligence for Civil Engineers: Managing Development of Data Products
Artificial Intelligence for Civil Engineers: Managing Development of Data Products

9th December 2021 - 13:00-16:30 GMT

There are increasing opportunities for innovation in design and construction with potential for efficiencies and increases in quality and safety. However, most data scientists are not civil engineers and most civil engineers are not data scientists which can cause a disconnect between the engineering problem and the data science problem. Engineering Managers are increasingly required to provide budgets for, and to oversee aspects of the development of innovative data products using both internal and external resources, though knowing the questions to ask to ensure the delivered data product solves the engineering problem robustly and knowing its limitations are critical if such tools are to be seriously adopted. This webinar will draw from the presenters experience as both a structural engineer and data scientist to deliver a unique learning experience. The following areas will be covered:

1. What is Data Science?
2. How do Data Scientists work – tools, frameworks, algorithms, methods.
3. How to express the engineering problem as a data science problem
4. Data procurement and augmentation strategies
5. Asking useful technical questions
6. When to use deep learning vs. other machine learning methods
7. Validation and verification of data products

This session is aimed at engineers who are looking to either develop/oversee development of machine learning tools internally or through interfacing with external data science providers.


Dr Mike Rustell EngD CEng MICE is an experienced civil/structural engineer and data scientist who has worked extensively in the maritime, LNG and nuclear industries. Mike initially worked as a Research Engineer at HR Wallingford before joining AECOM to work as a Maritime/Senior Maritime Engineer and then as the EMEA Lead for Data Science, helping to shape the global strategy for machine learning and data and working on global machine learning projects. Mike now works as a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at Brunel University London, teaching structural analysis and finite element analysis and researching design automation using artificial intelligence.


Mike Rustell




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