Webinar Series

We have been working with our amazing DAFNI platform users to organise a DAFNI webinar series which started in January 2024!

The DAFNI programme have launched a monthly webinar over the lunchtime period, each month we will have a new speaker to discuss their work using the DAFNI platform. The sessions will be one hour, with 40 minutes for the presentations and 20 minutes for questions!

Our next confirmed webinars are:

  • Transport Sandpit Projects Update on Wednesday 22nd May at 12pm
  • Uncertainty in Infrastructure Systems Modelling with Dr Francesca Pianosi on Wednesday 12th June at 12pm
  • Energy Sandpit Projects Update on Wednesday 10th July at 12pm
  • Data Sharing in Infrastructure and Urban Systems with Dr Joanne Leach on Wednesday 25th September at 12pm
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Data Sharing with Dr Brian Matthews on Wednesday 16th October at 12pm.
  • Stakeholder Visualisations Tool on DAFNI with David Pritchard on Wednesday 20th November at 12pm.

Click below to register!

Transport Sandpit Projects Update

Join us for an update on our 3 Sandpit Transport Projects

Fabian Steinmann, MARS

MARS (Modelling Aviation Resilience Scenarios) is a project led by Dr Fabian Steinmann from Cranfield University along with Dr Irene Moulitsas and Dr Desmond Bisandu from Cranfield University. The project seeks to explore the resilience of the UK aviation system during mass diversion events.

Qiuchen Lu, IMPACT

IMPACT is a collaboration project led by Qiuchen Lu and Tao Cheng from University College London. The team is made up of Tohid Erfani, University College London, Trung Hieu Tran, Cranfield University, Mr Xuhui Lin, University College London and Mr Xianghui Zhang, University College London. This project is looking into IMproving flood disruPted road networks with a dynAmic people-Centric digital Twins (IMPACT).

Ji-Eun Byun, ClimaTracks

ClimaTracks is a collaboration project led by Giuliano Punzo from the University of Sheffield. The team is made up of Ji-Eun Byun, University of Glasgow, Qian Fu, University of Birmingham, Tohid Erfani, University College London, Iryna Yevseyeva, De Montfort University and Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, Durham University. This project is looking into forecasting the resilience of railway networks through propagating uncertainty.

Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 12 noon – 1pm

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Uncertainty in Infrastructure Systems Modelling

Dr Francesca Pianosi

Francesca is Senior Lecturer in Water and Environmental Engineering based in the School of Civil, Aerospace and Design Engineering at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses on advancing the way mathematical modelling is used to inform decision-making under uncertainty, particularly for water resource and natural risk management. She is an international expert on uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis and the lead author of the open-source SAFE toolbox, which is used by thousands of scientists and practitioners worldwide to analyse the propagation of uncertainty in mathematical models.

Wednesday 12th June 2024, 12 noon – 1pm

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Energy Sandpit Projects Update

Please come and join us for an update on our 3 energy projects!

More information to follow shortly! 

Wednesday 10th July 2024, 12 noon – 1pm

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Data Sharing in Infrastructure and Urban Systems

Dr Joanne Leach

Dr Leach will present the outcomes from two workshops: one held with infrastructure and urban systems practitioners and related industries, and the other with academics working within urban observatories. Each group faces particular pressures that influence their ability to share data (such as commercial sensitivities and the ability to handle near-live data streaming), but they also recognise the opportunities afforded by sharing data and see the potential in taking a ‘data-sharing first’ approach to their work.

Wednesday 25th September 2024, 12 noon – 1pm

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Challenges and Opportunities in Data Sharing

Dr Brian Matthews

Dr. Brian Matthews leads the DAFNI and Data Science and Technology Group at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). He has over 30 years of experience in R&D development in computing, with a focus on tools, methods and standards for managing accessing research data from scientific experiments. He took a leading role in the development of the data management infrastructure that supports the ISIS Neutron and Diamond Light Sources, and has worked extensively on European programmes on Data Infrastructures. He leads the DAFNI team, developing data and modelling infrastructure to support research into national infrastructure. He is co-investigator on the Physical Sciences Data Infrastructure programme, an emerging initiative to enable interoperable data sharing in the chemical and materials sciences.

Wednesday 16th October 2024, 12 noon – 1pm

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Stakeholder Visualisation Tool on DAFNI

David Pritchard

David Pritchard will be presenting the Environment Agency’s development work on DAFNI. This involves a stakeholder web-based visualisation tool which allows stakeholders/users to explore the model outputs on DAFNI and improve their user experience. 

Wednesday 20th November 2024, 12 noon – 1pm