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Heba Bevan on stage before Arm accelerator Demo dayImage: Ex CSIC PhD student Heba Bevan demonstrates her UtterBerry devices to the Chinese government

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Professor Lord Mair introduced to the House of Lords

Head of CSIC, Professor Lord Mair, has been introduced to the House of Lords. The introduction ceremony takes place in the Lords Chamber before each new Member is able to take their seat in the House. The ceremony of introduction of newly created peers dates in its present form from 1621.

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New smartphone-based system teaches machines to see

Research led by CSIC Co-Investigator, Professor Roberto Cipolla, is developing two technologies that use deep learning techniques to help machines to see and recognise their location and surroundings.

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New vibration energy harvester powers-up on Forth Road Bridge

A CSIC-developed energy harvester has been tested on the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland where, powered only by traffic and wind induced bridge vibrations, it was demonstrated successfully powering a wireless mote which transmitted data to a receiver mote.

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UK and Japan share innovation for ageing infrastructure

Professor Lord Mair, Head of CSIC, and Professor Kenichi Soga, CSIC Co-Investigator, presented the activities of CSIC at the Innovation for Infrastructure UK-Japan Workshop on Ageing Transport Infrastructure Management, held at the British Embassy in Tokyo.

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CSIC Industry Partners win NCE International Tunnelling Awards

CSIC Industry Partners Crossrail, London Underground and Senceive have won top awards at the 2015 New Civil Engineer International Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards.

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View lecture: Professor Lord Mair presents Hinton Lecture 2015

The flagship lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering was presented by Professor Lord Mair, Head of CSIC, on 24 November and is now available to watch here.

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CSIC secures funding for next five years

CSIC’s mission to transform the future of infrastructure and support the UK to become a world leader in the fields of sensing technologies, asset management and smart city development is assured following the announcement of a further five years funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Innovate UK.

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Former CSIC researcher named apprentice to Sir John Armitt

Musa Chunge, who recently completed his MPhil research at CSIC, has been named as one of Sir John Armitt’s apprentices for 2015/16.

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Instrumentation of new Dyson Building achieves a first

CSIC’s comprehensive instrumentation of the Department of Engineering’s James Dyson Building has achieved a first.

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Roundup - industry conferences and Future Technology Workshops

CSIC’s key aim is that the technologies emerging from world-leading research taking place here at the University of Cambridge are used to transform the construction industry to achieve sustainability in an integrated way.

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CSIC supports ICE conferences

The Civil Engineering Triennial Summit 2015: Resilience and Growth for Future Cities brings together three global engineering institutions – the Institution of Civil Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers and Canadian Society of Civil Engineers to deliver a summit on resilience and growth.

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CSIC Industry Partner Summer Event

The annual CSIC Industry Partner Summer Event, which took place at Peterhouse College, combined Pecha Kucha presentations, afternoon tea and croquet on the lawn.

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Professor Robert Mair is appointed to House of Lords

Professor Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, has been appointed to the House of Lords as an independent crossbencher.

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CSIC secures six nominations for the NCE Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards 2015

Heba Bevan and Mehdi Alhaddad, both PhD students at CSIC, have secured six award nominations for the NCE Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards 2015, to be announced in London on 3 Dec 2015.

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Game Changer article by CSIC Co-Investigator Elisabete Silva published in Infrastructure Intelligence

SimCity is becoming reality as dynamic simulation models allow cities to adapt their masterplans as political and social needs change says Elisabete Silva

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CSIC Head to deliver the flagship annual lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering

CSIC Head to deliver the flagship annual lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor Robert Mair, Head of CSIC, will give this year’s Hinton Lecture, the flagship annual lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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CSIC Co-Investigator Professor Kenichi Soga presents the inaugural Skempton Lecture at record-breaking conference

CSIC Co-Investigator Professor Kenichi Soga presents the inaugural Skempton Lecture at record-breaking conference

The inaugural Skempton Lecture of the XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, titled The Role of Distributed Sensing in Understanding the Engineering Performance of Geotechnical Structures, was given by CSIC Co-Investigator Professor Kenichi Soga.

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Big Data – the art of the possible

Big Data – the art of the possible

The latest in a series of CSIC Future Technologies Workshops, Big Data – the Art of the Possible, attracted 50 leading professionals and academics from more than 30 organisations keen to discuss big data in the context of smart infrastructure and construction.

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How will city infrastructure and sensors be made smart?

The Government Office for Science publishes CSIC’s Head, Professor Robert Mair’s Thought Piece as part of its Foresight Future Cities project

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CSattAR is shortlisted for three NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards

CSattAR is shortlisted for three NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards

CSattAR monitoring system, developed by CSIC’s Mehdi Alhaddad, has been shortlisted for three NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards – Design Innovation of the Year, Ground Investigation and Monitoring Award and Technical Innovation of the Year.

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CSIC to host The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2016

CSIC to host The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2016

The International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC) 2016, organised and hosted by CSIC, will bring together world-leading academics and practitioners from the fields of infrastructure planning, asset management and sensing.

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CSIC Annual Lecture 2015

CSIC Annual Lecture 2015

Dr Keith Bowers CEng, FICE, MIMMM, FGS is Principal Tunnel Engineer at London Underground Transport for London and a member of CSIC’s Steering Group

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CSIC Annual Lecture calls for innovation in transport infrastructure

CSIC Annual Lecture calls for innovation in transport infrastructure

The CSIC Annual Lecture 2015 called for bold ideas and the need for change and innovation in transport infrastructure.

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UtterBerry wins 2015 Constructing Excellence Innovation Award and is hailed as “a quantum step in measurement sensors”

UtterBerry wins 2015 Constructing Excellence Innovation Award and is hailed as “a quantum step in measurement sensors”

UtterBerry wireless sensors, devised and developed by CSIC PhD student, Heba Bevan, will “revolutionise civil engineering instrumentation and monitoring, rendering the task easier to perform, with better measurement precision, and yielding dependable results in real time” according to judges at the Constructing Excellence Awards 2015.

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CSIC secures ICE Russell Crampton Prize for best paper in journal

CSIC secures ICE Russell Crampton Prize for best paper in journal

A paper co-authored by CSIC colleagues and Industry Partners, has been awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers’ (ICE) prestigious Russell Crampton Prize, the prize for the best paper in the journal Geotechnical Engineering.

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