Robotic Engineering Superhero’s

Wind turbines harness the wind to produce energy, however, they can be quite dangerous to maintain. Offshore engineers are subjected to dangerous conditions which include hazardous weather conditions and environments. Robotic platforms which include robots for air, land and sea, can be used to complete inspection and maintenance missions to reduce the risk and increase […]


Read the article

DIGIT Editor’s Pick | The Challenges and Opportunities of Big Data

Published online by Digit, the Smart Systems Group’s Professor David Flynn explores how industry, society and government extract future value from Big Data. Many businesses, organisations and government departments are increasingly interested in unlocking the value of big data analytics to gain a detailed insight into their stakeholders and market trends. However, this fascination with […]


Read the article

New Release: HOME Offshore Summary Brochure

The HOME Offshore team are pleased to announce the release of the new brochure, where we showcase how to de-risk offshore wind operations, reduce costs and make better use of assets through the applications of Modelling and Data Science, Machine Learning, Advanced Sensing and Robotics. An excellent academic and industrial collaboration thanks to the consortium […]


Read the article

New Publication: A Machine Learning Degradation Model for Electrochemical Capacitors Operated at High Temperature

Congratulations to Darius Roman, Valentin Robu and David Flynn for acceptance of their research to IEEE Access. Their publication “A Machine Learning Degradation Model for Electrochemical Capacitors Operated at High Temperature” was a collaborative work between the Smart Systems Group, the Argonne National Laboratory, Baker Hughes, the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) and […]


Read the article

New method for controlling and sharing the benefits from community energy projects

Congratulations to Sonam Norbu, Benoit Couraud, Valentin Robu, Merlinda Andoni and David Flynn on the acceptance of their publication “Modelling the redistribution of benefits from joint investments in community energy projects” to Elsevier’s Applied Energy journal. Applied Energy provides a forum for information on innovation, research, development and demonstration in the areas of energy conversion and conservation, the optimal […]


Read the article

PhD opportunity: Digital surrogate of a microwave sensor system

We are pleased to announce an exciting new PhD opportunity, via our EPS scholarships 2021 programme. A microwave sensor system was created to detect the intrinsic and varying properties of materials via non-destructive evaluation. The system is made of a horn antenna and a frequency modulated continuous wave radar system that allows the processing of […]


Read the article

New Publication: Run-time Analysis of Road Surface Conditions Using Non-Contact Microwave Sensing

The Smart Systems Group congratulates Dr. Jamie Blanche for the acceptance of his paper to the IEEE Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things on Sunday 13th December. This conference was held virtually and hosted in Dubai, UAE. Co-authored by Mr. Daniel Mitchell and Prof. David Flynn, this paper presents the results of […]


Read the article

HOME Offshore: Advanced Sensing for Offshore Asset Management

We are pleased to share our latest outreach video, hosted on our Smart Systems Group YouTube channel. In this video, we have summarised and demonstrated the latest research outcomes of Heriot-Watt University and the Smart System Group, which innovative fusion prognostics approaches on offshore Asset Management. We utilise advanced sensing technologies, multi-physical models, data-driven and […]


Read the article

SSG welcomes Prof. Jiju Antony and Dr. Hebatallah Shoukry to the team

We are pleased to welcome Prof. Jiju Antony and Dr. Hebatallah Shoukry as members of staff at the Smart Systems Group. Prof. Jiju Antony is recognised worldwide as a leader in quality management and Lean Six Sigma methodology for achieving and sustaining process excellence. He is a Professor of Quality Management in the School of Social Sciences […]


Read the article

Upcoming Webinar 17th September 2020: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Demand-Side Response

We are pleased to announce an upcoming webinar hosted by IEEE Smart Grid, titled “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Demand-Side Response” presented by Ioannis Antonopoulos, Benoit Couraud and Valentin Robu of the Smart Systems Group. This event will be held Thursday, September 17, 2020 – 11:00am EDT In the recent years, there has been […]


Read the article