Research

Current research interests

The following is a partial list of primary topics:

  • Active and intelligent structures
  • Computer support for the evaluation and maintenance of infrastructure
  • Measurement system design
  • Occupancy detection and characterisation through sparse sensing in buildings
  • Computer-aided engineering

Current research themes

Projects are currently being funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Singapore ETH Centre for Global Environmental Sustainability. Activities fall under the following themes:

  • Infrastructure monitoring and diagnosis
    Keywords : data mining, advanced user interfaces, structural identification, multi-model reasoning, probalistic model falsification, model-class search, improving simulations through measurement
  • Active and intelligent structures
    Keywords : tensegrity structures, biomimetic structures, measuring systems, structural evaluation, probabilistic search, computational control, machine learning, damage tolerance, deployability

Recently completed projects

  • Improving simulations of wind around buildings
  • Leak detection in water supply networks
  • Probalistic model fasification for asset management
  • A deployable tensegrity structure
  • Model-free anomaly detection
  • Structural identification
  • Measurement system design (several studies in various contexts)