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Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction

Transforming infrastructure through smarter information
 

Leadership and governance

Professor Lord Robert Mair, CBE and ICE President 2018

Head of CSIC

Lord Robert Mair, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) 2018, is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Prior to his appointment to a Professorship at Cambridge, he worked in industry for 27 years and has advised on numerous tunnelling and major civil engineering projects in the UK and worldwide, including the Jubilee Line Extension, Crossrail and HS1. He is Chairman of the Science Advisory Council of the Department of Transport. Appointed an independent crossbencher in the House of Lords in 2015, Lord Mair is a member of its Select Committee on Science and Technology. 

Dr Jennifer Schooling, OBE

Director of CSIC

Dr Jennifer Schooling has been CSIC Director since 2013. She is passionate about changing the way the infrastructure and construction industries view data, to become a vital asset in its own right, and as an engineering tool for tackling the key challenges facing our industry, including climate change, resource constraint and resilience. She is a member of the Digital Framework Task Group (DFTG) and the Infrastructure Client Group’s Digital Transformation Task group (DTTG). She was on the steering group for the ICE State of the Nation Reports in 2017 and 2020. Jennifer is founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Smart Infrastructure and Construction Proceedings journal (ICE). She also serves on BSI and ISO committees developing standards for digitalisation in the built environment. She was awarded the OBE for services to engineering and digital construction in 2019, and was the recipient of the 2019 ICE President’s Medal.