Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Krishna Kumar is a Research Associate in the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, part of the University's Engineering Department Research Group.
Krishna's work involves developing a large-scale big data framework that is capable of answering semantic queries on infrastructure monitoring using linked data model. He is working on adapting the Smart Cities standard to infrastructure monitoring. The big data framework will be able to provide real-time information and alerts (in case of a potential failure) on the behaviour of various structural elements in an infrastructure project. The linked data framework will enable engineers and researchers to understand the behaviour of infrastructure and its complex interactions with the environment during both construction and operation.
Krishna completed his PhD research at the University of Cambridge on multi-scale multiphase modelling of granular flows. His research was a part of a joint project with University of Montpellier II, France. He developed large-scale high performance numerical codes using continuum and discrete mechanics to understand the behaviour of underwater granular flows. He was funded by the Cambridge International Scholarship for his PhD.
Krishna is affiliated to King’s College, Cambridge.