Ranjith is a research associate at "Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation" and is working on an InnovateUK funded research project AEC Production Control Room. This project aims to provide a solution to help UK construction be more efficient and proactive rather than reactive, with a scalable and repeatable ‘plug-and-play’ construction management and reporting platform known as the AEC Production Control Room. Ranjith will be working on predictive analytics to provide proactive insights for assisting decision making. This project is done in collaboration with Mace construction, 3D Repo, University College London, eviFile, and Mission Room.
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 modeling, wireless sensor networks, and automated construction progress monitoring.
Ranjith's Ph.D. research was done in collaboration with Bentley Systems. It focused on 'Automating look-ahead schedule generation using linked-data based constraint checking for construction projects'. 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 modeling, virtual/augmented reality in construction, Image processing for construction-related problems, System Identification, Information Theory, and Sensor assisted simulations
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