Geospatial Systems - Adam Booth
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G.19a, Cassie Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU
My name is Adam Booth and I joined the Geospatial Systems CDT in September 2020. My background is in Computer Science having completed a BSc in Computer Science at Newcastle University in 2016. After graduating from university, I worked as a software engineer for two years where I developed control software for power optimisation technology. After spending two years working in industry, I returned to Newcastle University to study an MSc in Advanced Computer Science where I developed interests in artificial intelligence and big data analytics along with a strong passion for research.
While searching for research opportunities I was particularly drawn to the Geospatial Systems CDT for many reasons. Firstly, there are many exciting research opportunities within geospatial systems that lie well within my research interests, namely AI and data analytics. Additionally, the interdisciplinary nature of the CDT provides a perfect setting to work alongside others who have diverse academic backgrounds along with learning new, unfamiliar topics such as remote sensing and geospatial information systems.
My long-term career goals are to be involved in researching and developing new technologies in the realm of geospatial systems. The skills and knowledge I’ll develop during the CDT will provide the perfect foundation for achieving those goals.
Urban Air Management: A Digital Twin Approach
Federated learning and blockchain technology are two upcoming disruptive technologies in smart cities. Creating a system which utilises federated learning and blockchain technology however is a challenging endeavour, requiring expertise in both technologies. Therefore, while many smart city applications may benefit from federated learning and blockchain technology, many system developers may not utilise these technologies due to the challenges involved.
This project aims to solve this issue by lowering the barrier to entry by developing a platform which allows users to easily integrate these technologies into smart city systems. This in turn will allow smart city applications to easily adopt these technologies, resulting in secure, scalable systems.