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Prof. David Clifton

Associate Professor in Engineering

Department of Engineering Science

David Clifton is developing tools, based on machine learning methods, to (i) use sensor data from systems embedded in ‘smart handpumps’ to track the condition of the pump, and to estimate the aquifer level; and (ii) fuse data from many different sources (hydrogeological models, household surveys, the ‘smart pump’ network) to produce systems that predict risk to water security.

E: david.clifton@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Farah Colchester

DPhil Researcher

Department of Engineering Science

Farah’s research involves attaching accelerometers to the handles of water pumps in Kenya and analysing the data using machine learning techniques. The aim is to predict the condition of the pump to enable preemptive maintenance, and the depth of the water in the well to monitor the aquifer level in the region over time. Supervisors: Dr Rob Hope and Patrick Thomson

E: farah.colchester@univ.ox.ac.uk
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Professor Zhanfeng Cui

Director, Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprovessing

Department of Engineering Science

Zhanfeng Cui’s research interests include developing the next generation of water and waste water treatment technology using membranes and membrane bioreactors.

E: zhanfeng.cui@eng.ox.ac.uk
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Prof. Simon Dadson

Professor of Hydrology

School of Geography and the Environment

Simon Dadson is a physical geographer examining the processes that link climate, hydrology, and geomorphology. These links range from the potential impacts of future climate change on river flows, to the study of how continental-scale weather patterns have influenced the development of mountain topography over the past few million years.
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E: simon.dadson@ouce.ox.ac.uk
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