NSC Launches Cyber-Physical Systems Research Programme

Tuesday 21st March 2023

The National Subsea Centre (NSC), the centre of excellence for subsea research and technology development, has officially launched its Cyber-Physical Systems research programme. The programme has been established to support the NSC’s aim to accelerate the energy transition through smart technologies applied to industrial challenges.

Cyber-Physical Systems is the fourth programme to be introduced at the NSC and will sit alongside Transparent Ocean, Integrated Energy and Net Zero Operations. Cyber-Physical Systems is focused on developing leading-edge capability to maintain and protect equipment, assets and infrastructures of the marine industry through the convergence of operational and information technologies through the seamless integration of physical components with modern computation, control and automation algorithms.

The Cyber-Physical Systems research programme is led by Dr Andrei Petrovski. With vast experience in the fields of both computing and engineering, Andrei’s knowledge will bring great value to the Cyber-Physical Systems team and the wider NSC community. Throughout his career, Andrei has amassed an impressive understanding of data analytics, computational modelling and optimisation, computational intelligence and machine learning, computer-assisted measurements, fault diagnosis, predictive control and maintenance, cybersecurity and system resilience and sensor and computer networks.

Dr Andrei Petrovski, Cyber-Physical Systems Lead, said: “The introduction of a Cyber-Physical Systems programme has been in the works for some time now, and I am absolutely delighted to see it finally come to fruition. It is the result of a strong relationship between academia and industry which is fundamental if we are to achieve our key aims and help overcome worldwide challenges.

We are already working on two pivotal research projects, ‘Enhancing Remote Condition Monitoring of Offshore Wind Turbines Using Machine Learning’ and ‘Inferential Measurement Systems for Enhanced Situation Awareness’ and look forward to taking steps to enable and accelerate digitally enabled transformation in the maritime environment.”