Ranjith is a PhD candidate (co-sponsored by Skempton scholarship and Bentley Systems ) with Imperial College London’s "Center for Systems Engineering and Innovation". His research focuses on codifying information flow in ‘construction as a manufacturing process’ in BIM-enabled projects to support future automation. This research is in collaboration with Bentley Systems.
Ranjith has a multidisciplinary background with strong experiences in Civil engineering, construction management, Metro rail construction, automation and robotics in construction, virtual reality/augmented reality, building information modelling, wireless sensor networks and automated construction progress monitoring.
Prior to joining Imperial College, Ranjith obtained his B.Tech (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Calicut and his MS (By Research) in Building Technology and Construction Management from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Ranjith's areas of interests are Automation and Robotics in Construction, IT Applications in Construction Management, Building information modelling, Virtual/Augmented reality in construction, Image processing for construction-related problems, System Identification, Information Theory and Sensor assisted simulations
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