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
K Soman R, Raphael B, Varghese K, 2017, A System Identification Methodology to monitor construction activities using structural responses, Automation in Construction, Vol:75, ISSN:0926-5805, Pages:79-90
K Soman R, Raphael B, Varghese K, Sensor Placement to Monitor Launching Girder Operations in Segmental Construction, 32nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining
K Soman R, Whyte J, A Framework for Cloud-Based Virtual and Augmented Reality using Real-time Information for Construction Progress Monitoring, Lean and Computing in Construction Congress (LC3).
Senthilvel M, K Soman R, Varghese K, Comparison of Handheld Devices for 3D Reconstruction in Construction, 34th international symposium on automation and robotics in construction
Soman RK, Birch D, Whyte JK, 2017, Framework for shared visualization and real-Time information flow to the construction site, Pages:286-293