AI for Net Zero is integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into three projects focused on wind, road transport and aviation to accelerate decarbonization by increasing their efficiency through optimisation and employing digital twin modelling.

Real-time Digital Twins

The optimisation of multi-physics problems, such as turbulent flows, are difficult computational problems. Understanding these systems better will require real-time modelling to predict their dynamics.  

This work package will generalise offline scientific machine learning to real-time modelling. This will enable autonomous real-time decision-making, improving the energy efficiency of real engineering systems. 



Dr Anastasia Borovykh

Principle Investigator 

Anastasia Borovykh is a Lecturer at the Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London.

Professor Luca Magri

Principle Investigator 

Luca Magri is the Professor of Scientific Machine Learning, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London.


Andrea Nova

Research Associate  

Andrea Nova is a Research Associate at the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College.


Efficient use of hardware for HPC/AI workflows

The rapid growth in computing resources is increasing the industry’s carbon footprint. This impact can be reduced with efficient use of AI workflows, minimising wasted computing resources.  

This package will investigate this using EPCC’s exotic hardware, AI and data infrastructure, different cloud platforms and Tier 1-2 systems. 



Professor Michèle Weiland

Principle Investigator 

Michèle Weiland is the Professor and Director of Research 
EPCC, Supercomputing Centre at the University of Edinburgh.

Professor Sylvain Laizet

Co-lead researcher 

Sylvain Laizet is the Professor in Computational Fluid Mechanics in the 
Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London.


Eleanor Broadway

Applications Consultant 

Eleanor Broadway is a Postdoctoral Researcher at The University of Edinburgh.

Dr Joseph Lee

Applications Consultant  

Joseph Lee is a Postdoctoral Researcher at The University of Edinburgh.