Dr Olugbenga Akinade

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  • Qualifications:PhD, Msc, BSc
  • Position:Associate Professor and Deputy Director Big Data Enterprise and Artificial Intelligence Lab (Big-DEAL)
  • Department:FBL - Business and Management
  • Telephone:+4411732 84238
  • Email:Olugbenga.Akinade@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Dr Olugbenga Akinade has a PhD from the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol. His research transcends knowledge boundaries through effective research leadership and industry engagement for delivering innovation with high-impact research to businesses. His cross-disciplinary research interests cut across Artificial Intelligence, Digital Twin, AR/VR, Machine Learning, Internet of Things and Sustainability. He has been actively involved in the application of emerging techniques to address real-life problems in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries. This is evidenced in his direct involvement in the successful delivery of various research projects. With over 12 years of experience in research and teaching, he has published over 50 papers in reputable journals. 


Ongoing Research Projects
  1. PI - Computer Vision and IoT for Personalised Site Monitoring Analytics in Real-Time (CV-SMART) towards Behaviour-Based Safety. Funded by Innovate UK @ £799,999. Partners: WinVic Construction and One Big Circle Limited. End date: 31st May 2022.
  2. Co-I - AI System for Predicting Embodied Carbon (ASPEC) in Infrastructure Projects. Funded by Innovate UK @ £800,000. Partners: Costain Limited, WinVic Construction, and Edgetrix (UK) Limited. End date: 31st October 2022.

Area of expertise

Deep Learning; Computer Vision; Augmented and Virtual Reality development; Digital Twin

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